I have experienced and lived Montessori more than 50 years, initially as a young student and later as a teacher, parent, leader, teacher trainer and now a consultant and writer. I push the boundaries of education and work to create awareness of the contribution Montessori can make to educate children for the 21st century. I have worked in education locally and globally, creating partnerships with other social enterprises to link education to the human social condition. I established the first Montessori junior high in Canada in 1988 and transformed our School, Montessori Academy of London to become an NPO in 2010.
Today I oversee School accreditation for Montessori nationally and take every opportunity to promote authentic Montessori and its benefits for our children and society. I look forward to the day when we don’t even need to call it Montessori because all education functions-recognizing the human potential in each of us.
I look forward to partnering with you to support the type of education all children deserve.
I am always in awe of Margaret’s dedication to staying up to date with the latest educational trends and research. This dedication, combined with her Montessori experiences as a student, teacher, parent, administrator, consultant and colleague, grounds her writing and her presentations in the immediate reality of raising and educating children while conveying her deep conviction that Montessori pedagogy is the way.
-Pat Gere, Former Head of OMS, Canadian Council of Montessori Accreditation Visiting Team Member, Montessori Consultant