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Mrs. K.T. Korngold, M.AExecutive Director of Montessori Education Center CME|NY

  • CEO of Montessori Education Center CME|NY since 2011.
  • Master’s degree from Columbia University, BA from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, and 12 graduate credit modules in early childhood education from the University of New Rochelle.
  • AMS Infant and Toddler Certificate and AMS Management (CME|NY) certificate.
  • Academic Award of the Poets Society of America.
  • Responsible for sharing leadership skills with students in CME|NY training courses, teaching in workshops on Montessori instruction for ages 0-3, leading several modules in 3-6 program and management courses.

Mrs. Sharron ReeceProgram Director and Senior Coach at MTP Center of WA

  • Senior Coach of the Teacher Training Program of the International Montessori Teacher Training Center (MTPI).
  • Montessori Program Director at Montessori Plus Schools, Kent City, Washington State, USA.
  • Great Coach in the field of Languages, Arts.
  • Expert in the art of communicating with young children
  • Parent training specialist
  • Bachelor of Arts at Washburn University
  • Montessori teacher certificate for ages 2.5 – 6 certified by the MIA association.
  • The author of a book that is especially suitable for the Montessori program – My Phonetic Book is currently selling well on Amazon.

Mrs. Penny Cheuk-LowLecturer of MTPI

  • Coach/Teacher in Montessori teacher training courses of MTP of WA and MTPI (international branch of MTP of WA)
  • Montessori Program Director at MMSC Day School, Seattle, Washington State, USA.
  • Montessori Teachers for Children Under 5 (Pre-K) at West Seattle Montessori Schools, Seattle; Academy For Excellence, Seattle…
  • Montessori teacher certificate for children 2.5 – 6 years old from the Montessori Institute of America (MIA) in 1997
  • Graduated from the Montessori Teacher Training course under the Montessori Teacher Training program of the Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington (MTP of WA)
  • Graduated with a major in Japanese from the University of California, and International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan
  • Certificate of Elementary and Arts Teacher issued by Washington State

Mrs. Nancy RoseField supervisor and lecturer at CME|NY at CME|NY

  • Executive Director of the New England Early Childhood Association (NEECA)
  • Master’s degree in special education and teaching certifications from both the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Montessori Society International (AMI).
  • Mentoring teachers, school systems, and local community centers
  • Co-founder and academic director of the Montessori Rockies Teacher Training Program and co-founder of AMS Peace Community.
  • CME|NY field supervisor and instructor at the Program for Management, Programs 3-6 and Infants and Toddlers Program, a level speaker during the Developmental Pathway Workshop.

Mrs. Judy Joynt Coordinating the Field Supervision of Infants and Toddlers Program at CME|NY

  • Ms. Judy Joynt has been involved in Montessori education since 1979, and has 14 years of experience before joining CMTE/NY.
  • Taught at Hudson Country School, New Rochelle, NY and Berjan School, Mamaroneck, NY.
  • AMS certificate for infants and toddlers in 1991 at CMTE/NY and a member of the center since 1997.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (University of Arizona) and Master’s Degree in Special Education (College of New Rochelle).
  • Currently, she is the Coordinator and Teacher of the Infant and Toddler program, and she is also an instructor for the program.

Mrs. Ingrid Hill Lecturer, speaker at CME|NY

  • Master of Early Childhood Education, specializing in Montessori at New Rochelle College.
  • Bachelor of Psychology at Empire States University.
  • Coordinator of the New Jersey Early Childhood Education Center.
  • She has been teaching children ages 3-6 since 1988
  • Certificate 3-6 (CMTE/NY)
  • At CME|NY training courses, Ms. Ingrid Hill is in charge of the Introduction to the Montessori Method (Course 3-6) and the Assistant Workshops.

Mrs. Caitlin Jalalat Infant and Toddler Program Coordinator at CME|NY

  • Working in Montessori education since 2008, joined CME|NY as the Infant and Toddler Program Coordinator since 2017.
  • Toddler teacher and Infant and Toddler Program Coordinator at Montessori Central Park School in Manhattan.
  • BA in Psychology from Emory and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Montclair State.
  • Montessori AMS Certificate at CMTE/NY.
  • Master of Montessori Education ages 3-6 from St. Catherine.

Mrs. Pat Coffey Program Director & Coordinator 3-6

  • Join the field of Montessori Education since 1985.
  • She teaches 3-6 and serves as Program Director, Curriculum Coordinator, and Elementary Language Arts teacher at the Montessori school of Anderson, South Carolina.
  • In 2002, officially became a lecturer of CME|NY, performing field supervision and student services.
  • Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction and Evaluation (Walden University)
  • Certificate 3-6 (CMTE/NY) and Certificate of Elementary School II (CME|NY)

Mrs. Bùi Thị BìnhDirector of Montessori Teacher Training Center Vietnam (MTCV)

  • The International Montessori Specialist for ages 2.5-6 is certified by MACTE.
  • Assistant to international Montessori teacher training courses of MIA, IAPM in Vietnam.
  • Former Montessori Program Director of Phnom Penh Montessori International Kindergarten System.

Mrs. Lê Mai HạnhDirector of Internship Program at Montessori Teacher Training Center Vietnam (MTCV)

  • Field supervision at the Montessori Teacher Training Center Vietnam (MTCV).
  • Assistant to International Montessori Professionals in MTCV courses.
  • The International Montessori Specialist for ages 2.5-6 is certified by the American Montessori Society.

Mr. Nguyễn Bảo TrọngDeputy Director of Montessori Teacher Training Center Vietnam (MTCV)

  • Assistant to International Montessori Professionals in MTCV courses.
  • International Montessori Teachers for ages 2.5-6 certified by MACTE.
  • Assistant teacher at Montessori Plus School, Washington, USA.