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independent consultation with various schools or organizations on
incorporating Montessori philosophy into their curriculum and the
preparation of their staff to meet their goals.
manage multiple responsibilities with successful completion of
management skills to bring together a number of divergent
professionals to form a strong cohesive team.
public speaker with international experience.
involved in the successful training of Montessori Teachers for
schools in the Victoria/Vancouver area
in developing an integrated Montessori/Early Childhood program that
met government curriculum guidelines receiving approval from the
licensing body for Early Childhood Educators in British Columbia.
completion of the accreditation process that lead to the awarding of
accreditation status to the training centre from the Private Career
Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA). This status allowed students
to access government funds for the completion of the training.
in Adult and Continuing Education,
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia –completion
date December 2012
of Education, College of Notre
Dame, Belmont, California
Pre-primary Diploma, (AMS) College
of Notre Dame, Belmont, California
of Applied Science, Major –
Child Studies, Minor – Exceptional Children, University of
Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Completed a four year honours degree
Childhood Education Diploma, Sheridan
College, Oakville, Ontario Completed a two year diploma program
Schools Teaching Certificate, Province
of British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia
Childhood Educator ‘License to Practice’,
Province of British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia
Montessori Advantage, Victoria,
with schools for the purpose of planning, and the implementation of
professional development for staff. Training of Montessori educators
in both Canada and China.
Teacher, Maria Montessori
Academy, Victoria, B.C.
for the set up and operation of a new classroom offering a half day
program for 2 ½ – 6 year olds including ordering equipment;
developing materials and developing curriculum to the meet the BC
Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines. The position involved
regular interaction and communication with the administration,
parents and specialists working with individual children.
Director, Angela Martin
Montessori Training Centre, Victoria, B.C.
involved the administration of both an early childhood and an
elementary Montessori training program including: student intake;
records management; course development and review; faculty
development; promotion of the training centre and its programs.
Institute Director I was actively involved in the Montessori/Early
childhood program as an instructor.
Memberships and Activities
on the Montessori Accreditation Council Teacher Education(MACTE)
Bylaws, Policy and Standards and International Committees of MACTE,
Chair for VIMA Conference 2002, 2005, 2013
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