Catherine Broughton

kbroughton@mecr.edu
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.
M.Ed, TIES ENDICOTT

Mandi Franz

mandi.franz@rossmontessori.org
I attended a Montessori school from age 18 months through Upper Elementary.
Masters Degree - Montessori Leadership, Endicott College

Katie Torres

ktorres@mecr.edu
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

tvirlee@mecr.edu
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