Speaker Series

Innovative Parent Education for All

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.

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, will speak about “The Importance of Resilience in Children and Adults” on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Inly School. The author will also be on hand to sign copies of his book Resilience: Hard Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, available for purchase at the event from Buttonwood Books. Tickets are $10 each and available online

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

Read INLY NEWS for more information: Eric Greitens, award-winning author of "Resilience," to speak at Inly School

Past Speaker: Rob Lieber

Past Speaker: John Hunter

Past Speaker: Joe Ehrmann

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

Ticket Info

Purchase tickets here for the Eric Greitens event on November 12, 2015. 

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.