KnowThySelf Inc. offers culturally relevant Montessori materials, designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of children by any means necessary. We offer high-quality Montessori educational materials designed to fit your child's needs in and out of the classroom.
KnowThySelf Inc. materials provide children a mirror reflecting the most essential parts of their identity, and a window allowing them a greater understanding and appreciation of the people around them. Let us celebrate all the diversity the world has to offer. Enjoy shopping KnowThySelf Inc.
Knowthyself Inc. workshops are all designed to help participants understand how the key elements of the Montessori philosophy and method can be used to nurture the development of a liberated, self-actualized, anti-racist child.
"Either education contributes to a movement of universal liberation by showing the way to defend and raise humanity or it becomes like one of those organs which have shriveled up by not being used during the evolution of the organism." (The Formation of Man, Maria Montessori.)
Meet Koren Clark, MEd CEO and co-founder of KnowThySelf Inc.
Koren Clark, MEd (Montessori education), is a Montessori-trained guide and coach with over 20 years in the field of education. She holds an AMS Elementary I credential, an Administrator credential from New Leaders, and California state-teaching certification. She is a UC Berkeley graduate and has gone on to conduct educational research internationally in Egypt. She has lived in Zimbabwe and Germany.
Koren Clark uses her position as not only an educator but also a certified reiki master, a naturopathic practitioner, a Khametic yoga instructor to help fuel her mission towards the personal liberation of herself and others. She recognizes that esteem is a casualty of racism and that education in its most authentic form is healing and liberating to the true and divine essence of an individual. This work has led to her to the production of self-liberating tools to protect the social-emotional esteem and identity development of our most vulnerable youth through her business entitled “KnowThyself inc.” a Montessori materials and professional development organization. She currently serves on the board of the Black Montessori Education Fund and Montessori Life and also partners with Wildflower Schools, where she helps teachers develop liberated teacher-led Montessori micro-schools. Koren is a mother of three who loves spending time in nature and writing poetry.
Meet Nicole Dixon, Production Manager and co-founder of KnowThySelf Inc.
Nicole is an educator, artist, and community advocate. She is the Preschool Head Teacher at Nia House Learning Center in Berkeley, CA, where she has honed her craft with a diverse group of children since 2005, and served on its non-profit board of directors for 10 years.
She graduated from Spelman College in 2002 with a BA in Studio Art, and is a nationally exhibiting artist. Her art practice has taken her as far as the Kalahari, as a guest lecturer. She was a 2013 Growing Justice Institute Fellow with People’s Grocery, a nationally renowned non-profit in West Oakland, where she received training as a food justice leader.
In her work with KnowThySelf Inc, she creates curriculum materials that enable educators and parents to teach children about their identity, cultural competency, various societal-isms, and their agency for change. Always Montessori inspired, Nicole draws upon her experiences as an educator, artist, and activist, and weaves them together for community empowerment.