December Membership Meeting

  • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Near North Montessori School, 1434 West Division Chicago, IL 60642, 773-384-1434

Registration is closed

December Membership Meeting

Lunch @ 12:00

Meeting @ 12:30

Off-street parking is available with this parking permit (click here).  Instructions on where to park are included with the permit.

October 2 Meeting Minutes

To download and/print the October 2 member meeting minutes, click here.

Meeting Speaker

Lauren Collins, Diversity Director at Near North Montessori School

For 11 years, Lauren has supported students and families in the private and public sectors, including non-profit organizations, public and independent schools. She is a trained SEED facilitator and skilled presenter. Prior to her current role, Lauren was an Early Childhood Administrator and Diversity Coordinator at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

After receiving her Masters in Education in 2007, she provided training and capacity building for center directors and staff teams as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant in preschools serving low-income families in the Boston area. She went on to serve as the METCO Director in Weston, Massachusetts, where she was responsible for the longstanding desegregation program supporting over 180 Boston students. She partnered closely with teachers and administrative teams to center equity and inclusion via professional development and curriculum support.

Lauren attended Miami University (OH), where she earned her Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies. She went on to earn a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.