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About Us

Children from birth to 6 years old all have the Absorbent Mind to take in impression from their surroundings and use it to adapt to "the men of their culture, time, and place". It is of utmost importance to realize that these early years are the root years and will influence their adult lives. The Montessori method gives children the foundation for enthusiastic exploration and discovery. It is the number one chosen alternative method of education in the world. Guided by Dr. Montessori’s philosophy and educational methods, Edmonton Montessori School strives to be a center of excellence in Edmonton. Our staffs have the AMI Montessori International diploma and the required child development certificate, and they are enthusiastic in guiding each child to succeed independently by observing, planning, and presenting materials according to each child’s ability and interests. It is our greatest honor to guide your children in their most significant years of schooling.

 

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About Wendy (M. Ed., AMI* Certified and ECE Level 3)

Wendy's journey began in mainland China, where she discovered her passion for education. After completing her Master's degree in Information Resource Management at Wuhan University, she transitioned into teaching as a middle school educator, later refining her skills as a librarian at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Upon relocating to Edmonton, Wendy pursued her interest in education, earning a Master's degree in Education from the University of Alberta. It was during this time that she found her calling in the Montessori Method, drawn to its focus on beauty, order, and child-led learning.

 

Inspired by her post-graduate advisor and a classmate, Wendy embarked on a journey of research and exploration, visiting AMI Montessori schools in Toronto. Despite the absence of AMI-trained guides in Edmonton, she enrolled in the AMI Primary Teacher training program at the Foundation for Montessori Education (FME*) in Toronto. Armed with her AMI Primary Teacher diploma, Wendy has since dedicated herself to empowering young minds in Montessori schools across Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton, as well as through her work in the YMCA's Early Years and Out of School Care programs. Beyond her professional pursuits, Wendy finds joy in spending quality time with her children, indulging in her love for reading, practicing Yoga, making crafts, and enjoying the company of friends. She is also a certified Yoga teacher, passionate about sharing the benefits of Yoga with children. With a heart dedicated to fostering holistic development in children and a commitment to lifelong learning, Wendy continues to inspire and impact the lives of those around her.

 

About Sabine Macleod

With over two decades of experience, I've dedicated my career to teaching the Montessori philosophy, a journey filled with passion, purpose, and profound moments of growth. Throughout my years in education, I've witnessed countless children embark on transformative journeys, blossoming into confident, lifelong learners. One of the core tenets of the Montessori approach that resonates deeply with me is the belief in setting children up for success through carefully curated materials. In the Montessori classroom, every material is thoughtfully selected and designed to support children's development, ensuring that each child has the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.

 

What truly fuels my love for teaching is the joy of watching children grow, both academically and emotionally, as they navigate their unique paths of discovery and self-discovery. Seeing their faces light up with excitement as they master new skills, gain confidence, and develop a love for learning is a constant source of inspiration and fulfillment for me. As I embark on this new chapter at Edmonton Montessori School, I am filled with gratitude and excitement to meet your children, to foster their curiosity, and to play a meaningful role in their educational journey. It is a privilege and an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility of shaping young minds and hearts, and I am committed to ensuring that every child in my care feels valued, supported, and empowered to reach for the stars.

About Annie (AMS* Certified, ECE Level 2)

Hello, everyone! I'm Annie, also known as Ms. Annie by the children at school. With a passion for nurturing young minds, I hold certification as an AMS Montessori teacher and Early Childhood Educator. My journey in Montessori education began in 2005, and since then, I've been dedicated to fostering each child's unique creativity and potential. As a guide, I believe in cultivating life experiences that empower children to flourish.

Having worked internationally in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vancouver, and Edmonton, I've had the privilege of immersing myself in diverse cultures and perspectives. This global experience enriches my ability to connect with children and understand their worldview. I'm thrilled to be part of EMS and to contribute to your child's journey.

* AMS

The American Montessori Society (AMS) was founded in 1960 by Nancy McCormick Rambusch in the United States. It is a professional membership organization, a leading advocate for and supporter of Montessori education.

About Apple (ECE Level 3)

Apple holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from the Philippines and boasts 11 years of teaching experience in bilingual and international schools in Thailand. To deepen her expertise in working with young children, she pursued an Early Childhood Education program at Seneca College, earning certification as an ECE with a Level 3 certificate. As a dedicated educator, Apple excels in fostering an environment that encourages, nurtures, and expands each child's learning potential. She is committed to actively engaging with children through play, routines, and attentive listening, enriching their learning experiences and fostering a lifelong love for learning.

 

About Eriko (ECE Level 3)

Greetings, families! I'm Eriko, and I've journeyed from Japan to Burnaby, BC in 2012, eventually settling in Edmonton in July 2023. Originally a translator with a background in mechanical engineering in Japan, my perspective shifted after the birth of my two children, sparking a deep interest in early childhood education. Canada, with its supportive environment for sole parents and students, beckoned me to pursue this newfound passion. Since 2014, I've been immersed in the world of Early Childhood Education, finding immense joy and honor in witnessing the growth of every child. As a mother myself, I cherish the opportunity to be part of each child's journey. I eagerly anticipate our collective growth and success as a team here at Edmonton Montessori School!

* AMI

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a global community that continues today to protect the integrity of her work. After Dr. Montessori's death in 1952, the Association Montessori Internationale, under the direction of her son Mario Montessori, worked to establish permanent training centers around the world. It is the longest standing Montessori organization worldwide.

* FME

FME (Foundation for Montessori Education) is one of the two Montessori Training Centres in Canada to offer the AMI Montessori diploma endorsed by Dr. Maria Montessori as well as AMI Certificate programs. It has a strong connection to the Montessori family as it was founded by Renilde Montessori, Dr. Montessori’s youngest granddaughter, in 1989.

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