​9:00am -12:00pm


Eagle Peak Montessori

800 Hutchison Road

Walnut Creek, CA

Students are naturally curious about themselves and others, and explorations of gender and sexuality are at the heart of this developmental process for all children, regardless of their age and identity. Because Montessori Education focuses on the development of the whole child, Montessori schools are uniquely positioned to support the cognitive, social, emotional and physical aspects of students’ gender identity and sexual identity development. This program will provide the concepts and language educators (and parents!) need in order to (a) help individual students navigate this critical area of development and  (b) create inclusive, respectful communities for all. Bring you questions, humility and good humor to this lively, interactive session!

This workshop is free to all BAMA members, including any staff, parents, and administrators covered under their school's Group Membership. Your membership must be paid and current to attend the workshop.  

CLICK HERE to RSVP for this workshop. You must be a paid member of BAMA to attend this event. The RSVP form will close at 9:00am on Friday, March 6, 2020. RSVP form is not your BAMA registration form. To become a BAMA member, click here.

Our Speaker:

Dr. Jennifer Bryan is a nationally recognized expert in gender and sexuality diversity.

Trained as a counseling psychologist, she offers specialized trainings to preK-12

communities across America. Dr. Bryan is founder and principal of Team Finch

Consultants and the author of “From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom:

Navigating Gender and Sexual Diversity in PreK-12 Schools.” A graduate of both

Princeton University and Teachers College, Columbia University, she began her career

as a teacher and coach at The Hotchkiss School. Click here to find out more about

Dr Bryan and her work. 

Our Host:

Eagle Peak Montessori believes that as a school community a better world can be built by helping all children develop to their fullest human potential. They intend for students to become socially aware, responsible members of the global community. Their mission is to provide public Montessori education in an environment that supports diversity in all its forms, including socioeconomic and cultural diversity. 

Unfortunately, Dr. Jennifer Bryan has had to cancel her California speaking tour. She will reschedule for the fall. Stay tuned for a new date.