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Jennifer Azzariti

Atelierista, Consultant to schools, Founder and Chair DCREA


Jennifer Azzariti is an early childhood educator working both locally and nationally with schools inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. She is recognized as the first Studio Teacher in the United States at the Model Early Learning Center, and has worked closely with educators from Reggio Emilia here and in Italy for over twenty years.  

Jennifer has worked in long-term consulting relationships with St. John’s Preschool, MacDonald Montessori, and DC Public Schools, as well as programs across the country focusing particularly on the potential of the role of materials as languages for learning and expression.

Jennifer is a North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) board member, and the founder of DC Reggio Emilia Alliance, a study group for educators in the Washington, DC metro area. She is a contributor to the Hundred Languages of Children, 2nd Edition, In the Spirit of the Studio, and Innovations.