Tammy Oesting exemplifies lifelong learning. As a Montessori teacher and trainer, her focus on answering “Why does this work?” has led her to adapt instructional strategies from current research in neuroscience into her Montessori practices. This focus lead to the creation and global delivery of a training program for support staff in Montessori and how to optimize classroom performance with fidelity to Montessori pedagogy.
Although originally from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Alaska), her deep curiosity about just about everything has inspired her inner explorations and lifestyle as a nomadic world traveler. With American Montessori Society 3-6 and E1-2 credentials and 27 years steeped in Montessori pedagogy, she loved her years in the classroom.
As the former Director of Education for a school ranging from infancy through elementary, through her current work as a Field Consultant and Instructor for several Montessori training programs, her delivery of workshops as a presenter both regionally and nationally, and evidenced by her articles published about a variety of topics within the field, Tammy is passionate about Montessori.
Her insights about optimal learning have led her to serve the global Montessori community with professional development opportunities by founding a professional development company Classroom Mechanics with her husband Aaron. Her passions include issues of social justice, educating support staff, art education, neuroscience as applied to educational practices, and exploring the magnificence of the world.