Mary Broeckling
After earning my public teaching certification in the state of Missouri to teach Art K-12, I stumbled upon the Montessori philosophy and never looked back! I earned my IT Credential at Seton Montessori Institute just outside of Chicago in 2010. I am currently the lead guide of a Toddler classroom at the Montessori School of Denver. This will be my 18th year teaching in a Montessori classroom. Last year I took on a new role as an instructor at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies teaching Child, Family, and Community. I also started consulting work in various schools around Colorado. This year I'm eager to try Field Consulting!
Bachelor's Degree in Art History, University of Missouri

Heather Dennis
I was a Montessori student at Rising Star Montessori in Lafayette, IN. I loved to work with the toddlers as a lunch partner and started researching the Montessori Method. I enrolled with CMTE and trained with Virgina Varga upon high school graduation. I worked as a lead toddler teacher as I finished my undergrad degree in Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. My husband and I moved to Nashville, TN and I worked in several Montessori school in the Nashville Area. I enrolled in Belmont University Montessori 3-6 program and graduated in 2010 with a 3- training and a Masters in Teaching.
Masters Degree, Belmont University

Rebecca Howell
When I returned from the Peace Corps, I had trouble finding a job. I had a friend who I had served in Cote d'Ivoire with who had recently moved to Denver as well. She was working at a new Montessori School here in Denver as the Director, and hired me as an office assistant. I so enjoyed working with the children and subbing in the classrooms, and the philosophy of independence and respect resonated with me. The school was a lab school for the Montessori Institute, so I took my training and became an AMI certified Infant Toddler teacher.
Masters in Education, Loyola College in Baltimore

Kay Lawson
Nancy Rambusch at Xavier University, 1976
ECE BA, Ashford

Melody Patton
I first discovered Montessori as a parent
MBA, University of Denver

Valene Rodriguez
I have always loved children so when I had the opportunity to work at a Montessori School when I was 6 months pregnant with my first child I was so excited. I was an assistant for a few years and then fell in love with the philosophy. I knew I needed to take my Montessori Training. I took my training at The Montessori Institute. I have experience working with the Nido environment and the toddler environment.
Masters Degree, Loyola University

Lisa Russell
While dealing with a severe medical condition I was not able to work full time. I had a friend who worked at a Montessori school that had infants and I asked if I could work part time for her just to give me something to do. I had been in the ECE field for many years and was over qualified to be a part time assistant but I needed something to do. I fell in love!
AA ECE, Colorado Metro State

Martha Stumb
Parent of three children and was very interested in the Montessori method when the oldest two started at Boulder Montessori School in Ginny Hennes's classroom. Karen Olsen encouraged me to take the montessori teacher training and I have been at Boulder Montessori ever since.
BA, Vanderbilt University

Susan Tracy McDaniel
First as a mom in Parent-Infant
M.Ed., Loyola College of Baltimore