About Me

 (My son when he was a tot, my, how time flies!)

Welcome! I am Lisa Nolan, the Montessori trained 3 to 6 and 6 to 9 teacher with over 30 years of experience, and a homeschool mom. I've taught Montessori in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986. 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 (with the late headmistress Ursula Thrush) through the University Extension, University of California Berkeley. I received an MA from San Francisco State University in English Literature and Creative Writing. I am also a Montessori podcaster, a stay-at-home work-at-home mom, a semi-retired blogger, and a recovering indie publisher. I guess you can call me a one-mom operation!

My Montessori and homeschool memberships and e-books will return in late winter 2022-2023! Follow my podcast Confessions of a Montessori Mom for updates!

~Lisa Nolan

My son and his buddy exploring age 18 months.

My son and his buddy STILL exploring at age 5.

Girl by water photo by Jay Hsu - Chen Chieh on Foter.com  CC BY-NC-ND | All other photos by Y. Goodrich and Lisa Nolan