Florene commenced her professional career as an elementary teacher with the Toronto Board of Education. In 1975 Florene entered Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980 and practiced law in the City of Toronto.
A strong supporter and advocate of Montessori education since 1966, Florene was employed by Toronto Montessori Schools from 1994 to 2003 as Principal and C.E.O. of both Toronto Montessori Schools and Toronto Montessori Institute. She was the Co-founder of Montessori Teacher’s College.
Florene was Chair of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators for five years.