Alumni Updates

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Nicola Watterson’s Update

Hello to all, I hope everyone is happy and well. I’m Nicola Watterson, primary graduate from the 2017-18 cohort in Hartford, CT. I began my Montessori journey in my homeland…

Louise Zigbuo-Tolbert’s Update

Hello to all! My name is Louise Zigbuo-Tolbert, a graduate of academic year 2019-2020, MTCNE in Hartford, CT.  My class cohort was in the midst of training at the beginning…

Hannah Ford’s Update

Hello! I am Hannah Richard, almuna of the 2017-2018 Assistants to Infancy satellite course in New York City. My trainer was Dora Maria Vidales.  Montessori has been a part of…

Julia Barrameda’s Update

Hello, my name is Julia Barrameda. I began my AMI Assistants to Infancy Training at MTCNE on-campus in 2019 and completed it online in 2020, guided by Dora Maria Vidales…

Renée Ibáñez’ Update

Hello! I’m Renée Ibáñez, a 2019-2020 academic year graduate. I was part of the very first cohort hit by COVID-19 who had to finish and graduate via Zoom. (All this,…

Jing (Echo) Chen’s Update

Hello everyone. My name is Jing (Echo) Chen, and all the children in the classroom call me Ms. Echo. I prefer this name. I graduated from MTCNE Boston area satellite…

Renee Lewis-Lockhart’s Update

Hello, my name is Renee Lockhart. I earned my Primary Diploma after completing the 2004-2005 academic course from MTCNE under the training of Shannon Helfrich. I initially became introduced to…

Teresa Chan’s Update

My name is Teresa.  I am a recent graduate of MTCNE’s Primary Diploma program. My own Montessori journey began when I was a child going through both primary and elementary…

Marie Miller’s Update

Hello! My name is Marie Miller. I am a proud graduate of MTCNE’s Primary Academic year cohort of ‘17-’18 and soon to be graduate from the University of Hartford with…

Veronica Burbano’s Update

Hello friends! My name is Veronica Burbano, graduate of a three-year Summer 3-6 primary training with fabulous Gretchen Hall. During my training I was able to make great friends that…

Gabrielle Campiformio’s Update

Hello, my name is Gabrielle Campiformio and I was fortunate enough to earn my Primary Diploma in 2016 from MTCNE. The Montessori Training Center Northeast has held a special place in my…

Hedy De Nolf’s Update

Hi Fellow MTCNE’ers! I am Hedy De Nolf, graduate of an academic year, primary training with Gretchen Hall, what feels like eons ago, in the summer of 2011. I absolutely…

Amy Woodhouse’s Update

Amy Woodhouse’s Update Hello,  my name is Amy Woodhouse. I am a 2019 graduate of primary training from MTCNEs Boston area satellite course.  I fell in love with the Montessori…

Emma Moody’s Update

Emma Moody’s Update Hello, my name is Emma Moody. The first formal Montessori training I received was the Assistants to Infancy course in Manhattan over the summers of 2017 and…

Gussie Greer’s Update

Gussie Greer’s Update Hello, my name is Gussie Greer. I began AMI Elementary Training at the Montessori Center of the Northeast in June of 2016 and graduated in August 2018.…

Testimonials

After taking the AMI Assistants Course through MTCNE, I learned how to observe not only children, but all of life, with a different perspective. I discovered the importance of allowing each moment to be new and fresh. I was encouraged to see the children in my class as brand new children every morning. The course also taught me about Maria Montessori. I was fascinated by her compassion and genius, and all that she accomplished in her life. I began to understand the important role I can play in the education for peace and the creation of global citizens. When you are conscious of the important work you are doing, it makes for a rich and rewarding life.”

Kim Clark

Assistant Course

Training with the MTCNE center and with Gretchen Hall provided me with an authentic Montessori experience that fits perfectly in today's world. We were given the tools to offer every child an opportunity to learn with a Montessori education.

Jennie Paragarino

Primary 2013

My time spent training at MTCNE was rigorous, interesting, and fun. I built great friendships and connections based on a mutual love of teaching and learning, and left the center prepared to lead my own classroom….and you can quote me on that, class of 2017. 🙂

Hannah Ford

Alumn

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