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.
Helen has taught at the Early Childhood, Lower and Upper Elementary levels. She also held the position of Vice Principal at Bannockburn School for ten years before moving on to a more extensive role at the Montessori Teachers College. Helen is a consultant with the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) and an experienced Board member with Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) . At Montessori Teachers College, Helen is the Early Childhood Program Director. She also teaches the Sensorial, Language, and Arithmetic modules on the Early Childhood course.
Helen has been with Montessori Teachers College since its inception in 2005. As well, over the years she has taught all five curriculum areas and in 2021, is teaching Sensorial, Language, Arithmetic, and Culture. She has also been a field supervisor every year, except in 2021.