<strong>Rosemary Gosse</strong>
Rosemary GosseBMTEI Program Director
  • B.A. [Anthropology] McGill University, Canada
  • M.A., [Anthropology] University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) credential,
    ages 2½-6
  • EMTTA, former Lecturer, Practicum Coordinator, Field Consultant
  • MACTE Verifier
  • Sheridan College Montessori Teacher Education Program
    [Canada], Lecturer and Field Consultant
  • 26 years as a Montessori teacher, trainer, and examiner.

Before earning an early childhood credential [AMI] at the Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto, Mrs. Gosse had a career in Telecommunications. She was a Montessori teacher for 17 years during which she was head of the school’s Early Childhood program for 6 years. In addition, she was an instructor in the Montessori Teacher Education Program in Sheridan College for 8 years where she taught the language curriculum and supervised student teachers.In 2009, Mrs. Gosse moved to China to join an indigenous training program as the Practicum Coordinator and Instructor. She has conducted workshops for parents, principals, and teachers in Chengdu, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Dalian, and Beijing.

<strong>Dandan Yu</strong>
Dandan YuBMTEI Deputy Program Director
  • B.A. [Early Childhood Education], Beijing Normal University, China
  • M.A. [Education Management], Beijing Normal University, China
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) credential, ages 0-3, ages 2½- 6
  • MACTE Verifier
  • EMTTA former Instructor, Field Consultant
  • HMTEC former Instructor, Field Consultant

Dandan Yu has worked in early childhood education for over 15 years as a Montessori teacher, supervisor, and presenter. She worked as a teacher and academic leader in Ritz Calilord Kindergarten. In 2012, Ms. Yu joined EMTTA as a full-time lecturer and field consultant. She currently works as an independent consultant. In her various roles, she has presented seminars and professional development to parents and teachers throughout China [Chongqing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Beijing]

<strong>Christopher C. Vicari</strong>
Christopher C. VicariGuest Lecturer
  • B.A. [Italian & English], University of Notre Dame, NY
  • M.A. [School Administration and Supervision] Mercy College, NY
  • Ed. D [Administration and Instructional Leadership]
    St. John’s University, NY
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) credential, Administrator
  • IB Credential from PYP to DP Program Administration
  • MACTE Verifier
  • Director of Baishan Education Group
  • Director of QAIS & BMTEI
<strong>Monica Wang</strong>
Monica WangConsultant Instructor Principal
  • B.A. [Foreign Language], National CHENGCHI University
  • M.A. [Curriculum Design], University of Houston at Victoria
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) credential, ages 0-3, ages 2½- 6
  • Montessori Education Foundation Association(MEFA), President
  • DoDo preschool(Taipei), Principal
  • Newkids kindergarten(Taipei), Principal
  • Feng Tyan Great Community Preschool(Taoyuan), Consultant
  • Today Preschool(Taichung), Consultant

Monica Wang had a career in the trading business for 10 years before entering early childhood education. She received her AMS 0-3 and 3-6 credentials from San Francisco and established her school 27 years ago at age 35. Monica initially studied Brain Power Engine development before transferring to Montessori Education. Along the journey from president, consultant, instructor to principal, she realized that education encompasses not only teaching skills but, more importantly, inspiration of your mind and inner spirituality as an anchor of lifetime learning. Montessori philosophy demands that we engage in self-reflection and construct a love of life.

<strong>Jana Morgan Herman</strong>
Jana Morgan HermanGuest Speaker
  • B.A. [English Literature], Indiana University
  • M.A. [Early childhood & Montessori education], St Catherine University, St Paul, MN.
  • Director, Kenwood Montessori School
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) credential, ages 2½ – 6
  • Indiana State Teaching Certificate, PK-Third grade
  • Past President of the Greater Louisville Montessori Society
  • Co-Founder and Vice President of the Kentucky Montessori Alliance
  • Action Research Advisor, St Catherine University
  • Part time English/Writing Faculty Indiana University Southeast
  • Clinical Supervisor at Western Governors University
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Montessori Life Magazine
  • Additional certifications in RIE, MACAR, Musikgarten, Positive Discipline Parent Education, Brain Gym, Yoga for Kids

Jana belongs to a family of passionate Montessorians and has served in Montessori schools in various capacities since 1992. She worked as an EC teacher for over 20 years, and is currently Director at Kenwood Montessori, a bilingual Montessori school in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jana is a regular presenter for local, regional, national Montessori and early childhood conferences in the US and Asia. She has published articles in Montessori Life and Montessori Leadership. She loves teacher, community, and parent education and has been in Montessori teacher education since 2001.

<strong>Marlene Barron</strong>
Marlene BarronVisiting Instructor
  • Shanghai Montessori Education Academy, Associate Dean and Director of Research & Development
  • Etonkids Education Group, EMTTA Program Former Director
  • A.B. [psychology] Barnard College, N.Y.
  • M.S. [early childhood & elementary education] Wagner College, N.Y.
  • Ph.D. [literacy development] New York University
  • American Montessori Society early childhood credential, ages 2½ – 6
  • New York State Teaching Certificate, ages 3-12
  • Past President of the American Montessori Society
  • Head of School Emeritus, Westside Montessori School, New York City
  • Past Commissioner on the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Professor at New York University and chair of Montessori Teacher Education Program
  • Chair, AMS Taskforce on Southeast Asia
  • 50 years experience as a Montessori teacher, principal, trainer, examiner, and university professor

Marlene Barron has been deeply involved in education for almost 50 years. She is a noted leader in Montessori education. Dr. Barron consults to schools and education organizations in Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Asia. In addition, she is a dynamic workshop presenter and a prolific writer. Recently she has spoken at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia; she also presented workshops and seminars to parents and teachers throughout Asia. Her books for teachers and parents and her articles have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic (in process).

<strong>Jesmine Lok</strong>
Jesmine LokLecturer, Field Consultant, Translator
  • Diploma [Technology] from College Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • B.A. [Human Development] at Lesley University, Massachusetts, USA.
  • M.Ed. [Early Childhood Education] at Lesley University, Massachusetts, USA.
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) credential, ages 0-3,ages 2 ½ – 6.
  • More than 10 years’experience as a Montessori teacher, trainer, and examiner

Ms. Lok earned the early childhood Montessori credential, a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.,USA. She also has worked as a Montessori teacher for 10 years, including a year in China as a bilingual teacher. She has been a lecturer and field consultant for an indigenous teacher training program affiliated by AMS. She is the founding Director of Beijing Heart and Mind Montessori Teacher Education program. She presents at conferences in North America [Boston, Chicago, Orlando] and Asia [Singapore]. She has been presenting professional development workshops to principals, academic leaders, teachers and parents throughout China.

<strong>Whitney Falcon</strong>
Whitney FalconInstructor
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) credential, ages 0-3, Administrator
  • Founder, Head of School, Mariposa Montessori School,
    Austin, TX
  • Texas Director’s Certification, Childcare Education Institute
  • MACTE Verifier

Whitney Falcon is founder and head of the AMS-accredited Mariposa Montessori School in Austin, TX, serving children 8 weeks to 12 years old. With over 17 years of experience working with infants and toddlers, Whitney brings a depth of experience and passion for teaching this age group.

Whitneyis involved in volunteer service to the Austin Independent School District and she serves on the AMS Development and Peace Committees. She is also a board member of the Institute of Montessori Education and a field consultant for Cambridge Montessori Institute and the Center for Montessori Teacher Education/New York.