In 1965 representatives from the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center (MMTTC), one of the first Montessori teacher training programs in the country, spoke to the Deerfield Preschool Mothers Club about the Montessori approach to learning. This inspired Carolyn and husband Tony (founders of the North Shore Montessori Schools), along with three other local families to start the Deerfield Montessori School in 1966.
Over the past 50 years Carolyn and Tony expanded this work to include the opening of additional Montessori schools in the northern suburbs of Chicago, leadership roles at the state, national, and international levels of Montessori education, consultation, and international outreach. In 2016 Carolyn Kambich was recognized by the American Montessori Society as its Living Legacy for her extensive work in the field of Montessori education worldwide (more here).
Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center was one of the first training centers in the United States and is recognized as one of the premiere Montessori Teacher Training centers in the country. MMTTC, under the expert leadership of Dr. W. Michael Kunert and Louise Kunert, has trained hundreds of Montessorians who can be found teaching in both private and public Montessori schools, establishing and administrating new Montessori schools, consulting, and serving in leadership roles in Montessori education throughout the world. The North Shore Montessori Schools is honored to have been selected to carry on the legacy of MMTTC as the next generation of leaders of the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center, along with the Midwest Montessori Demonstration School in Evanston.