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Alum Trondson receives outstanding thesis honor from American Montessori Society

August 02, 2017

UW-Madison alumna Erin Ruzicka Trondson earlier this year tied for first place for the 2017 Outstanding Thesis Award given annually by the American Montessori Society (AMS).

Trondson completed her master’s degree and research with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her Master's thesis is titled: “Montessori Education & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, & Areas for Growth.”

Trondson has worked in early childhood education since 1997.  She has served as both a teacher and as the head of school at Woodland Montessori School, a non-profit, City of Madison accredited preschool serving ages 16 months through age 6.  In addition to her head of school duties, Trondson is also an adjunct professor at UW-River Falls in the Teacher Education Department.

Trondson also holds a BA from UW-Madison, as well as a Montessori credential from Seton Montessori Institute in Chicago.