Our Team

I AM Montessori Team

 

 


Rebecca Grugan, CEO

 

Certificate in Modern Montessori
Diploma of Children’s Services
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate II in Business Administration

 Rebecca comes from a PR and Marketing background and has owned and sold multiple small businesses.

Rebecca is extremely passionate about bringing quality education and care to children using the Montessori method, believing every child should have access to this way of learning.

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Aisling Farley, Head of Education and Training


Diploma in Montessori Education
Advanced Supervision in Childcare (Diploma of Children Services)
Diploma in Special Needs Education
Diploma in Irish Language for Preschool

Aisling qualified in 2010 as a Montessori Directress and has worked in the 3-6 sector of Montessori for the past 5 years before moving to Australia in January 2015. Aisling has worked in two of the most prestigious and pure Montessori preschools in Ireland. Alongside the Montessori Curriculum, Aisling has created Individual Education Plans for different children with various needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD.

 

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Head of Services Kim Shepherd


Kim Shepherd, Head of Services

Diploma in Montessori Education
Advanced Diploma in Children's Services

Kim has over twenty years experience in child care, and also montessori.

Kim has been a Director, Trainer and Assistant in Montessori centres and schools across South East Queensland.

As Head of Services, Kim heads up the team looking after Family Day Care, and Child Care Management. She is also one of our trainers for Montessori Training Australia.

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Education Coordinator Andrea Raptis


Andrea Raptis, Educator Coordinator
Diploma in Children's Services

Andrea is a coordinator assisting our FDC Educators around South East Queensland.

Andrea has previous Family Day Care experience in a similar role and has fallen in love with montessori on her journey with us here at IAM, choosing Montessori FDC for her own son.

  

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Rebecca Russell, Accounts 

 

Rebecca is a Certified Bookkeeper, a registered BAS Agent and also a Member in Practice at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. She has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of bookkeeping and administration.

(Encompass Bookkeeping)

 

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Gemma Kuras, Montessori Curriculum Consultant

Diploma of Early Childhood & Primary Education Montessori 3-6
Diploma of Montessori, 0-3 (studying)

Gemma is one of our highly qualified Montessori experts. With her Diploma of Early Childhood & Primary Education Montessori specialising in 3-6yrs and studying the 0-3 Montessori Diploma, Gemma is highly regarded in the industry and currently employed at one of Queensland’s leading Montessori centres and currently lectures for the Montessori Institute and I AM Montessori Basics Workshops.

Gemma has worked within the industry for the past 17 years and has received brilliant feedback from participants at our workshops. 

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For more information on any of our staff or consultants, please contact us on 07 3700 4255 or email info@iammontessori.com.au