I am Bosede Bada, and it is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the principal of Suder Montessori Magnet School. I am honored that the Suder ALSC selected me to lead such an amazing school with phenomenal staff members, intelligent students, and dedicated families. I am returning to Suder after four years as a school leader in positions where I've gained the knowledge and skill needed to take Suder to the next level.
I envision leading Suder Montessori with passion, pride, and courage. I am determined to work towards success for all of Suder's stakeholders while serving as a change agent advocating for children. Academic excellence is my top priority and I genuinely believe that all students can and will continue to accomplish success under my leadership at Suder Montessori Magnet School.
Bosede Bada holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s in School Leadership with Type 75 Certification from Concordia University. She completed the Emerging Leaders Program and Aspiring Principals Program with New Leaders which resulted in her receiving the Principal Endorsement in 2016.
Bosede began her career at A.O. Sexton Elementary School located on the Southside of Chicago. She served in positions including 4th/5th-grade teacher and 3rd- 5th Science teacher from 2009 to 2011. She greatly impacted the growth of students with over 60% of students showing growth according to district-wide assessment.
Bosede was also employed at Suder Montessori Magnet School beginning in 2012 and she taught classes including 4th/5th Literacy, Kindergarten through 5th Science, 1st-3rd grade Montessori, and 4th/5th grade Montessori. During this time, she attended Elementary I and II training at the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center. In her role as a teacher at Suder, 70% of her students met their projected growth goal according to the NWEA in math and reading. In fulfillment of the school’s vision, she utilized the Montessori method and principles to increase independence in students and promote students to foster a natural love for learning.
Ms. Bada began her leadership journey during the 2014 - 2015 school year when she was promoted to Montessori Director at Suder Montessori. She served as the liaison for staff, administration, students, and families. She improved teacher capacity in Elementary 2 by supporting teachers in implementing high-leverage instructional practices to meet and engage all students in math, increasing interim assessment proficiency from 32% to 74% in one year.
Ms. Bada was inducted into the Aspiring Principals Program with New Leaders in 2015. She also transitioned to serving as the Resident Principal at Michele Clark High School. She maintained positive, collaborative relationships with staff, students, families, and the surrounding school community contributing to the success of her students. She led the charge in shifting the Science Department to the full implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and created a positive college and career school culture.
Prior to joining the Suder Montessori Magnet School as the principal, Bosede was the Resident Principal at LEARN Romano Butler Campus and Assistant Principal at U of C Woodlawn High School. In these roles, she had a strong presence in the school community, providing instructional support for teachers, advocating for students, and promoting college and career readiness for every student.
How Montessori Education Can Help
A study released by the University of Virginia showed that Montessori schools help keep pace with their peers — where, with other educational models, they often fall behind.
“In my opinion, because children who come from lower income families don’t have the same family support the student needs a more enriched environment,” said Jeanne Weigel, head of school academics at Emerging Minds. “It is a self-motivating curriculum that allows the children to follow their already holistic needs.”
Montessori Preschool Elevates and Equalizes
Child Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study
"Montessori preschool elevated children’s outcomes… on measures of academic achievement, social understanding, and mastery orientation, and they also reported relatively more liking of scholastic tasks. They also scored higher on executive function when they were 4."
"Montessori preschool also equalized outcomes among subgroups that typically have unequal outcomes. First, the difference in academic achievement between lower income Montessori and higher income conventionally schooled children was smaller at each time point, and was not (statistically speaking) significantly different at the end of the study. Second, defying the typical finding that executive function predicts academic achievement, in Montessori classrooms children with lower executive function scored as well on academic achievement as those with higher executive function. This suggests that Montessori preschool has potential to elevate and equalize important outcomes, and a larger study of public Montessori preschools is warranted."
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Preschoolers 3-5 years
10 to 13 hours per night
Children 6-13 years
9 to 11 hours per night
Teenagers 14-17 years
8 to 10 hours per night