Dedicated & Certified

 " The child is both a hope and a promise for humanity. By caring for this embryo as our most precious treasure, we work to make humanity grow."
 

Maria Montessori

Meet the Team

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Rita

Montessori AMI French teacher
Director of school

Rita is from Geneva and is a certified Montessori 3-6 AMI teacher with several teaching experiences with the DIP and also in other Montessori schools.

After starting her career in the health sector as a medical radiology technician, and with the arrival of her first child, she felt a deep desire to (re)concentrate on the essential: education. 

 

She then decided to retrain as a Montessori teacher.

 For her, the Montessori pedagogy is a philosophy of life where the teacher observes and guides the child towards their development through individualized learning in a loving and caring way. 

Passionate, smiling and creative, she is very dedicated to teaching children. Her dedication and observation of her children's needs led them to compose words and read at 3.

 

 She enjoys cycling, badminton and art. 

Rita is the mother of two children.

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Eli

Montessori AMI English teacher

Eli has been a qualified AMI Montessori 3-6 teacher for the past ten years and a certified AMI Montessori assistant for children from birth to 3 years.

 

She has lived in many countries, such as the Czech Republic, Finland, the USA, and England.

 

In 2020, Eli moved to Clermont-Ferrand, where her passion led her to open the first bilingual Montessori school for children from 2 to 6 years old, offering creative and parenting workshops.  

 

She is the mother of a wonderful daughter who was raised using the Montessori method. She enjoys reading, hiking, pilates, and crafts in her spare time.

 

Her favourite quote from Maria Montessori: "the task of the teacher is first to nurture and help, to watch, encourage, guide, induce rather than interfere, prescribe or restrict."

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English-speaking Montessori AMI assistant

Kate is British and she's a mother of two children. She was born and raised in the UK and arrived in France in 2017.

Kate has passed several certifications including CELTA Level 3 Teaching Assistant and Montessori assistant AMI.

 

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Yao

Mandarin teacher

Experienced teacher giving Chinese lessons according to the Montessori method.

Yao is a certified AMI Montessori educator for children ages 3 to 6.

Kate

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Eleonore

Theatre teacher

Eleonore is a circus teacher, teaching improvisation, well-being and self-confidence through theater.

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Patricia

Music teacher

Patricia is a qualified piano teacher, currently a master's student at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, with seven years of experience in teaching music to students of all ages and levels.

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José

Accountant and HR Manager

José is the school's accountant and human resources manager.