The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
~ Maria Montessori
Head Directress - Marie Wurdeman
I have been in education since 1989, but studying and woking in Montessori education since 2007. I've worked in all the age groups up to 9 years old, but enjoy the 3-6 class the most. No matter how poorly you feel in the morning, the kids just lift your spirit and make you smile. With such a job, who would ever want to retire?!
Directress 3-6 - Augusta Kok
I am married to a wonderful husband and have three absolutely amazing children. I've worked in education and the development of children for the past 13 years. Teaching is my passion and I am thankful for every day that I am part of it.
Directress 3-6 - Kim Engelbrecht
I am 29 years old. I have been living in George for 2 years. I have always had a passion for children since a very young age. I followed my passion and have now been teaching for 11 years. I have my own daughter of 4 years old and I am very passionate about Montessori. I have taught in many different age groups throughout my years. But I have finally settled with the younger children. I am currently studying my 3- 6 Montessori teaching diploma and will be completing this in August 2017. I have a first aid certificate and hold a certificate in Educare.
Assistant - Toddler Class - Elsabé du Preez
I have worked for Eden Montessori for 5 years and am currently the Toddler class assistant. I love working with the children and hope one day to be a teacher.
Assistant 3-6 - Stella Nkopane
I am 30 years old, I have worked for Eden Montessori for 3 years now and I love to work with children. I hope one day I will be a teacher.
Assistant 3-6 - Nolufefe Nkomo
I love working with the children deeply and I learn a lot about children.
Assistant 6-9 - Robyn Young
I am currently studying for my BEd foundation phase. I live with my parents and sister. I play women's league hockey. I am very excited to start teaching.
Directress Toddlers -Beverly Cusack
After qualifying as a teacher in 1986 I started work in a Jewish nursery school in Gauteng. I spent three years learning about a very interesting culture. Then I expanded my knowledge by taking a six month back packing tour of Europe. On my return I worked for Quest personnel until the opportunity arose to buy shares in a nursery school. During this time I got married and had a beautiful daughter. I sold my shares in the school after a few years and got work at a private Catholic school in Johannesburg where I spent a happy 18 years teaching the five year old group. My daughter finished matric in 2015 and I moved to Texas for a year. I'm back in South Africa, settled in George, and am currently working with the toddler group at Eden Montessori.
Directress 6-9 - Victoria van Huysteen
Victoria studied her Bachelors of Education Senior and Intermediate Phase teaching degree through UNISA. She is super excited to be involved in Montessori.