Debbie Shapiro

Professional Experience:
  • Cognitive Interventionist – Home Care Assistance, Centennial CO (currently)
  • Art Docent – Unforgettable Art, Centennial, CO (currently)
  • Helpline Coordinator – Alzheimer’s Association, Denver, CO
  • Aging Well Resource Center – Littleton, CO
  • MorningStar Assisted Living – Littleton, CO
  • Head of School, Bright Horizon Montessori at the Marina –  Denver CO
  • Director, Alternatives in Action, Home Sweet Home Preschool – Alameda, CA
  • Head of School/Primary Teacher, Evergreen Montessori – Alamo, CA
 Presentations / Workshops:
  • Grief- Driven Job Burnout. Home Care Assistance, Centennial CO (2017)
  • Compassion Fatigue: Supporting Your Volunteers. Alzheimer’s Association (2017)
  • Conscious Aging:  3-Part Workshop.  Highlands Ranch Community Center, Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  (2016).
  • Signs of Concern When Working with the Elderly. Stephens Ministry, Highlands Ranch, CO. (2015).
  • Conscious Aging: 1 Day Workshop. Kasha Yoga Center, Lakewood, CO. (2014).
  • A Contextual Understanding of Montessori. Bright Horizon’s, Denver, CO (2011).
  • Creating and Maintaining a Quality Preschool. American Montessori Regional Conference, San Diego, CA (2010).
  • Three Part Workshop Series. Unschooling National Conference; Fort Worth, TX (2007)
    • Meeting Children Where They Are: Teaching to how we learn
    • Getting Organized: Fostering Independence and Self-Reliance at Home
    • Math Mania: Sequence of Montessori Math Materials
  • Your” Employee Handbook.  American Montessori National Convention. San Francisco, CA (1993)

Masters in Human Development and Family Studies – Gerontology
North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D. (2015)

Bachelor of Art in Human Development – Adult Development
California State University, East Bay (2006)
Cum Laud

  • Grief Counseling, American Institute of Healthcare Professional, 2017
  • Conscious Aging Facilitator, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA 2014
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver EssentiALZ Training, Advanced, 2013
  • California Early Childhood Instructor, Contra Costa County, Concord, CA 2000
  • Pre-Primary Teacher, MACTE, American Montessori Society, New York, NY, 1993