To be able to work with my gift and passion has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. I chose Montessori as a career and qualified in 1993 as a teacher and again in 2002 as a Special Needs Practitioner. I have always been interested, challenged and stimulated by the process in which children grow, develop and learn.
After working in a pure Montessori environment for eight years I branched into working with our Philosophy and approach in several of Joburgs traditional private schools. They were interested in learning and working with a Montessori ‘person’ so I continued in this context, working for 15 years with my method and theirs, both as a teacher and Special Needs therapist for the benefit of the children in my care.
Currently, the opportunity for Montessori to grow and flourish in the history of South African Education has arrived and the opportunity to be part of this movement again is exciting.
Montessori has enriched my life beyond my dreams and provided me with attitudes, values and skills which have stood me and my family in good stead.