News & Events: Student Story


“A Journey of Discovery that Maintained My Curiosity Until the Very End”

Kalamun Nehar took our AMI Diploma 3-6, graduating in summer 2022 and is taking part in our upcoming Meet a Graduate event. She explains how Montessori teacher training gave her “so much more than she expected”. My Discovery of Montessori I came across Montessori education some time ago when I was completing my Product Design […]

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Elementary teacher: “I really wish I had had this education myself”

Pablo Gonzalvo graduated from the AMI Diploma 3-6 in and 2018 and AMI Diploma 6-12 in 2021 and is a Lead Teacher at the Maria Montessori School, he says: I came to Montessori because a friend of mine suggested it as I was interested in working with children but wasn’t sure what I wanted to […]

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Montessori Training Leads to a Specialism in Multilingualism

Gabrielle Kotkov graduated with an AMI Diploma 3-6 in 2017 and her training was a stepping stone to a varied career focused on bilingualism and language acquisition, she explains: I did the full-time AMI Diploma 3-6 course in 2016-2017. One thing that I always tell colleagues that was so special about my training cohort was […]

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Traditional Teacher Retrains in Montessori

Stephanie Garrett trained as a Montessori Elementary teacher graduating with an AMI Diploma 6-12 in 2009. She says: My decision to become a teacher came after art college and having children. I trained as a “traditional” teacher, gaining a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). I taught in state primary schools in the Brighton area […]

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Leslie Droege – From Mainstream Teaching to Montessori Elementary

Leslie Droege graduated from the AMI Diploma 6-12 in 2002 and is a Lead Teacher at the Maria Montessori School, she says: Before I started on my Montessori journey, I had been teaching earth and physical sciences in secondary prep schools for about 12 years. As a teacher I was continually disappointed with working in […]

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Sarah Emerson – The AMI Diploma 0-3 is a “Once in a Lifetime” Experience

Sarah Emerson AMI Diploma 0-3 graduate says: “Having worked in early childhood education for 20 years, I have been very lucky to have had some fantastic training opportunities. I’ve got four Montessori courses, an undergraduate degree, a master’s degree, a postgraduate certificate, plus adult and early years teaching qualifications under my belt. But one course, […]

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Katalin Lovassy – AMI Diploma O-3 Leads to Many Career Opportunities

Katalin Lovassy, AMI Diploma 0-3 graduate says: “I first got in touch with Montessori education in 2016 when I started to work in an infant community of an early years setting which followed the Montessori philosophy. The first Montessori course I took was an AMI Assistants Certificate course. I loved it so much I decided […]

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Rochelle Cutler – Becoming a Montessori Parenting Consultant

Rochelle Cutler, AMI Diploma 0-3 and 3-6 graduate says: “I started studying the AMI Diploma 0-3 in 2014 because I wanted to understand children under two and to support families during these vital formative years. I knew an AMI course would be comprehensive and inspiring because I had also completed the AMI Diploma 3-6 in […]

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Katia Orendain – from Nanny to Owner of a Montessori School

Katia Orendain, Montessori Foundation Degree graduate says: “I’m originally from Mexico and moved to the UK in 2008. After working as a nanny for over ten years, I wanted to deepen my understanding of children’s behaviour and how best to support their development. I had heard of Montessori and decided I wanted to train as […]

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