Catherine Broughton
I have over 38-years in teaching, including leading UK Art & Design Departments in public high schools. When I moved to Texas with my family in 1992, I found my spiritual home at our children’s Montessori school. The extremes of a demand for natural and organic perfection, set against the risk and freedom of pure play was inspiring, my work as an artist had inadvertently prepared me ontologically to be a Montessori teacher. Montessori bridges the gap between the reality of life and how to go beyond what is logical and sensible. In 2007, when I co-created Kingwood Montessori School, it was the answer to a dream.

Mandi Franz
I attended a Montessori school from age 18 months through Upper Elementary. I am the teaching coach at Ross Montessori Charter School in Carbondale, CO and a MECR Elementary and Administrator course instructor. I also volunteer as a member of the AMS Teacher Education Action Commission.
Masters Degree - Montessori Leadership, Endicott College

Katie Torres
Founded a school for my children. Fell in love. Been HOS of St. Vrain Community Montessori School in Longmont ever since. PK-8 Charter School.
Bachelors, Northwestern University

Tori Virlee
I have a bachelor's degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences. At the time I thought I would work with the Deaf and hard of hearing population. I accepted a job in a Montessori school as a sign language instructor. I immediately fell in love with the philosophy and approach and have been working in the Montessori world ever since! I went to training and received my early childhood credential. I have worked in the classroom as well as in administrative and student support roles. Now I enjoy sharing the philosophy and approach with adults on their own Montessori journey.
M.A. (School Psychology), University of Colorado Denver