Friday, May 20, 2011
Sean 'P.Diddy' (formerly known as Puffy) Combs, RAP mega-star
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
Others with a Montessori Connection:
Alexander Graham Bell (dec.), noted inventor, and his wife Mabel founded the Montessori Education Assocation in 1913. They also provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.
Mister Rogers, children's TV personality, strong supporter of Montessori education
Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school
Erik Erikson, noted anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate.
Willie Nelson, musician, opened a Montessori school on his ranch, which was recently relocated due to growth and demand.
President Wilson's daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson's presidency
Jean Piaget (dec.), noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years.
Adapted from: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/337920/famous-montessorians