This inspector was not very familiar with the Montessori Method, but she seemed open to learning about it and understanding the purpose of the materials. Of course, once I get on a roll there's no stopping me. I gave her a detailed explanation of the materials and the sequence of materials in each area of the classroom. After some time I realized I probably didn't need to go into so much detail, but she did seem to maintain interest throughout my rambling.
So our next steps are inspection number two from a different agency in two weeks, and a board meeting in August. I'm going to try and focus on this first hurdle that we have successfully leapt before worrying about inspection number two. Take a look at the finished product:
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