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Bess began working with Microsoft SharePoint in 2003 and has worked with every version since, including 2016 and Office 365.  She enjoys leveraging her business analyst skills to assist organizations in getting the most out of their Microsoft investment.

During her Information Technology journey, Bess discovered the joys of improvisation.  She has traveled the country to study improv, including the top three schools in Chicago – The Second City, iO, and The Annoyance.  She performs locally with Dinner Detective and is the director of Indy Improv Collaborative, an improv troupe nominated for Nuvo’s Best of Indy in 2017.

Bess combines her improv skills with her 20 years of corporate experience in Information Technology, allowing her to specialize in collaborative solutions.  She is the owner of Collaborative Ventures, LLC.

Bess lives in Indianapolis, IN where she is raising her three children.

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Storing Extra Materials

Storing Extra Materials

If there's one thing you learn very quickly when managing your Montessori home school it's that you can become overwhelmed with stuf...
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School Review From The Week of 2/18

School Review From The Week of 2/18

Here are a few highlights from school last week.  We continue the trend of having mostly focused days with a few crazy moments thrown in.  O...
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Maria Montessori:  The Authority on the Method

Maria Montessori: The Authority on the Method

I recently had an online conversation in a Montessori group where we discussed misconceptions we had about the method when we first began ...
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Music Exploration:  Listen Up

Music Exploration: Listen Up

Enjoying polka at the German Fest Our first step into the wonderful world of music is listening to it.  Not only is this a simple ac...
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Child Friendly Toilet

Child Friendly Toilet

While my children start on a child sized potty, they both insisted on transitioning to the adult sized toilet shortly after becoming comfor...
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The Toddler on the Tables

The Toddler on the Tables

I find the idea of having all three kids in the school room unnerving.  As the day played out, that's exactly what happened.  Honestly,...
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Blogs That Promote the Full Method

Blogs That Promote the Full Method

While I am certainly not a purist in the great realm of Montessorians, I do appreciate the full method.  I firmly believe that to reap the...
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The Three Keys to a Montessori Work

The Three Keys to a Montessori Work

Montessori is gaining in popularity, which is something I a thrilled about.  As we develop our own work, we must be careful to ensure that...
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Music Exploration Intro:  Music, My Love

Music Exploration Intro: Music, My Love

It's safe to say that I'm a music lover.  I spent the vast majority of my life in music training.  I began piano at age 4, although ...
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