Hi, My name is Hannah Ford and graduated from my Primary training at MTCNE in the spring of 2017. I was a Montessori child myself and taking the training was like coming home. I had always been drawn to education, and as soon as I returned to Montessori I knew it was the right fit for me. I am now happily entering my second year as a guide at The Montessori School in Wilton, CT. Starting as a new teacher was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, and I continue to be incredibly grateful for the training center’s thorough preparation, along with the community and support of Gretchen and my cohort. I’m still learning every day, and am so fortunate to be doing so in the company of many other Montessorians and life-long learners. I’m thrilled to have MTCNE as the cornerstone of my Montessori community and I always enjoy returning to the center to visit, whether it’s for a workshop or to catch up with my friends and mentors.