M.Ed, Early Childhood Development, Loyola University of Maryland
Diploma, AMI Primary (3-6), Montessori Institute Northwest
Certificate, AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies, North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA)
Diploman, AMI Elementary (6-12), Montessori Institute of San Diego
Alden joined Aidan's Upper Elementary team in January, 2018, and has been with Aidan since 2013. He holds AMI diplomas in both Primary and Elementary, and has completed AMI Adolescent training. Alden began his Montessori career as a Primary guide in Bethesda before joining Aidan as Director of After School Programs. Offered the chance to join the Upper Elementary team in 2018, he has since sought to enrich the Sweet Gum community with his love of learning, the outdoors, and working with his hands.
Alden grew up all over the United States. He spends much of his free time either in his wood shop, making odds and ends as well as customized Montessori materials, gardening, building, or outdoors, where he likes hiking, camping, and generally enjoying the natural world.