MA for MGM

MA for MGM is our new initiative to connect MA to the larger Montgomery community in new and exciting ways. MA for MGM events are open to everyone, regardless of where your children attend school. Upcoming events will be listed below. We hope you'll join us! Do you have a suggestion for a future MA for MGM session? Click here to let us know.

Upcoming Events

MA for MGM Peter Brown poster

Brown’s titles include New York Times best-sellers like The Wild Robot, The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Brown’s illustrations for Creepy Carrots!, written by Aaron Reynolds, earned him a Caldecott Honor.

During his visit, Brown will discuss how he grew from being a little guy who loved to draw and write, to being a big guy who makes picture books for a living. He will read and speak about the books he made for fun when he was a child and will also share the steps he took to become a professional author and illustrator. Brown will read one of his published books and will share some of the stories behind its creation. He will discuss his process of writing and illustrating, and will give a drawing demonstration with some quick, simple drawing lessons.

The public is invited to Peter Brown’s presentation at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library on Thursday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. The Morgan Library is located at 245 High Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.

MA for MGM Resources

Click here to download resources from The Montgomery Academy Lower School Director Sarah Housley's presentation on Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten and Beyond

Sarah Housley is the Lower School Director at The Montgomery Academy. She earned a bachelor's degree in General Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-6) through the Multiple Abilities Program at The University of Alabama in 2007. In 2012, she completed the Reading Specialist Program at The University of Alabama and earned a master's degree in Secondary Education, Curriculum & Instruction. Sarah has served in public education for five years and independent schools for five years.