Speaker Series

Parent Education

Open to the public, this speaker series explores a range of parent education topics and philosophies. It is designed to provide opportunities for parents, educators and the community at large to practice life-long learning, whether about Montessori and other educational philosophies and programs, or about parenting in general.

Thanks to the outpouring of generosity from donors, the Omran ♦ Nelson Speaker Series has been established in memory of our friends and former teachers, Sue Omran and Brien Nelson. With financial support from this fund, we intend to bring outstanding thought leaders to the South Shore, who—in the tradition of Maria Montessori—challenge, inspire, and guide us to become the best educators and parents we can be.

April 6: NY Times Columnist Jessica Lahey on "The Gift of Failure"

New York Times
 columnist and best-selling author Jessica Lahey will speak about “The Gift of Failure” on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Inly School. The author will also be on hand to sign copies of her book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, available for purchase at the event from Buttonwood Books. Part of the Omran ♦ Nelson Speaker Series, this talk is open to the public. Tickets are $10 each and available for online purchase at beginning February 25 at 9:00 a.m. 

Nov 12: Eric Greitens on "Resilience"

Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author, former Navy SEAL and founder of The Mission Continues for wounded veterans, spoke about “The Importance of Resilience in Children and Adults” on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Inly School. The author also signed copies of his book Resilience: Hard Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, provided by Buttonwood Books. 

Focusing on the relationship between failure, setbacks, challenge and growth, Greitens discussed the importance of developing critically self-reflective children and explained the role parents can play by allowing them more autonomy.

For more information read: Eric Greitens, award-winning author of "Resilience," to speak at Inly School

Boston Globe South: Best-selling author visits Inly School for talk on resilience

Past Speaker: Rob Lieber

Past Speaker: John Hunter

Past Speaker: Joe Ehrmann

Past Speakers: Dr. Deepak Chopra & Dr. Rudy Tanzi

Ticket Info

TICKETS: $10/person
Tickets for the April 6 Jessica Lahey event are on sale now. This event is open to the public. 

Speaker Publications:

Sue Omran

Sue Omran, a beloved teacher, friend, wife and mother of three young children, passed away in 2011. Her husband Mohamad wanted to establish a speaker series as a legacy to share her two overarching passions—parenting and education—with the community. Sue taught in the Toddler House and Discovery programs at Inly and was well known for her intellectual curiosity and her passion for Montessori education. She loved music, had a gift for languages (she spoke six), and was a true global citizen. As a Montessori teacher dedicated to life-long learning, she continues to inspire us all.

Brien Nelson

A beloved member of the Inly Family for 14 years, Brien passed away in 2007. Brien was a lower elementary teacher for seven years, and then served as Inly's first technology director. His son, Spencer, attended Inly from toddler through middle school and his wife Michele continues to be a strong supporter and volunteer. In addition to his great intelligence and wit, Brien’s fervent dedication to Montessori education has been an inspiration to us all. We are pleased to honor Brien with the naming of this speaker series in his memory.

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.