The Board of Trustees of the International Montessori Council (IMC) is excited to announce our newest board member, Dr. Cindy Acker. Cindy has been a longtime member and volunteer with IMC. Over the past year, Cindy has led and facilitated our IMC Social Justice Task Force, offering the Montessori community an opportunity to engage in deep and reflective dialogue, learning, and engagement. The task force is also assessing curriculum, policies, communications, and competencies and making recommendations for school leaders, classroom teachers, and teacher education programs.
Dr. Acker is the founder of The Child Unique and The Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda (MEISA) and has served as principal for over 30 years. She has several degrees in education, human development, spirituality, cultural studies, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley. Cindy has also been involved in public policy, representing Montessori schools in California. She is a published author, playwright, director, and national keynote speaker. Apart from her passion for education, Cindy is a singer and choir director in Novato and a mother of three adult children. Cindy speaks Dutch and Spanish. Welcome to the IMC Board, Dr. Acker. We look forward to our continued work together on behalf of children.
From Kathy Leitch, IMC Executive Director