Meet the team working for Montessori Centre International and the Montessori St Nicholas Charity.

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

Leonor Stjepic 

Director of Learning

Penny Johns

BA (Hons), MA, PG Cert,  Mont. Dip, FHEA

Montessori Global Ambassador

Barbara Isaacs

MA, BA, Adv. Mont. Dip

Administrative Staff

Leader of E-Learning

Jeremy Clarke

BA, Mont Dip

e-Learning Development Officer

Josh Abel


E-Learning Development Lead

Laura Heap

BA (Hons), Cert Ed, MSc

e-Learning Support Officer 

Margarita Rouki



Accounts Assistant

Mavis Wilcox


Admissions and Registrations Officer

Khuram Ahmad



Academic Compliance Officer

Padmini Persaud

Mont. Dip, Legal Sec Dip, Bus. Comp. Prog. Dip

Cleaning and Maintenance Officer

Peter Salvadori

Senior Marketing Manager

James Hudson

Marketing and Communications Officer

Amy Nowell

Fundraising Manager

Mateja Stjepic

Fundraising Manager

Sarah Levene

Receptionist & Admin Assistant (on maternity)

Sameena Wali

LLB (Hons)

MEAB Accreditation Officer

Michele Dows-Miller

BSc (Hons), Mont Dip.

Receptionist & Administrator

Chelsea Goodman


MCI Tutors

Course Leader Foundation Degree

Antonella Cirillo

PG Dip, Mont. Dip

Course Leader Diploma

Michela Castellarin

Mont. Dip, BA (Hons)

Academic Placement Tutor

Preeti Patel

BA, Mont. Dip

Academic Lecturer

Sarah Olley-Dorey

BA, Mont. Dip

Academic Lecturer

Julie Compton

BA (Hons), Mont. Dip, FDA

Academic Lecturer

Hannah Baynham

BA, Mont. Dip

Placement Coordinator 

Ruth Tesfamariam

Mont. Dip