About Lisa Nolan

Lisa and her son at his elementary school, standing by a tree, and smiling

Welcome to the Confessions of a Montessori Mom blog with me, Lisa Nolan of Montessori for the Earth, and my 15 years of blog posts and guest posts! About me: I'm 3 to 6 and 6 to 9 Montessori trained with over 30 years of experience. I am also a homeschooI consultant. 

I began teaching Montessori in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. I took my Montessori primary training in 1986 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco with the late headmistress, Ursula Thrush. I took my Montessori elementary (6-9) training in 1988 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco through the University Extension, University of California Berkeley. I received an MA from San Francisco State University in English Literature and Creative Writing. I spent eight years in theater, including children's theater, and award-winning underground comedy (also in San Francisco). I found the time to fall in love and get married (in 2002) and in 2004 we became proud parents of a very savvy child with Down syndrome (now a very savvy teenager).  

I began my online Montessori journey in 1999 when there was only one Montessori album online. I became the second or third Montessori educator to begin putting my Montessori albums online. And what a journey it's been! 

Along the way, I became an indie publisher (Monkey Star Press). My anthologies include Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness and Mom for the Holidays, and my picture book includes Backyard Play with Mummy.

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A young Lisa Nolan, in a black turtleneck, holding her son when he was a tot.

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