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Paula Glasgow


Paula has been involved in the Montessori Method of Education since 1971. She holds Montessori Diplomas at Early Childhood and Elementary levels. Her university studies include a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy, and an M.Ed. in Educational Management.

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Helen Traicus

Early Childhood Program Director and Lecturer

Helen graduated with honours from York University Glendon College with a B.A. in Canadian History. She also holds diplomas in Montessori Early Childhood and Elementary education, along with a Montessori Training of Trainers Diploma from the Toronto Montessori Institute where she trained prospective teachers and assistants at the Early Childhood level for over five years.

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Daureena Facchini

Senior Lecturer

Daureena teaches Child Development, Montessori Philosophy, Practical Life and Culture modules on the MTC Infant Toddler and Early Childhood courses.

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Hugh Merson

Lecturer and Field Supervisor

Hugh began his relationship with Montessori at age three, when he attended a Casa program in the East end of Toronto. Some years later, inspired by a post-high school year of cross-Canada volunteering, Hugh reconnected with Montessori and received his Early Childhood diploma at MTC.

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Judith Doucette

Program Coordinator and Lecturer, Calgary

Judith attended Norte Dame College for Liberal Arts and the University of Ottawa and was inspired to take her AMI Early Childhood Diploma at Toronto Montessori Institute, graduating in 1976, where she began her journey in Montessori education.  She was privileged to be guided in her studies by venerable Montessori teacher trainers including, the granddaughter of Dr. Maria Montessori, Renilde Montessori along with Audrey Sillick and Sandford Jones (Music). 

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Katie Lannaman

Infant Toddler Program Director

Katie is the Director of the Infant Toddler Diploma Course at Montessori Teachers College, where she also works as a lecturer. She holds a diploma in Montessori Infant Toddler education from Montessori Teachers College and has been working in Montessori Toddler environments for the past 7 years.

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Sowmya Kannan


Sowmya holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Madras in India and holds a diploma in Montessori Early Childhood education.

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