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

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

Leonor Stjepic 

Director of Operations

Beverley Stewart

Finance Director

Demetrios Stavrou

Director of Learning

Penny Johns

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

Chief Education Officer

Barbara Isaacs

MA, BA, Adv. Mont. Dip

Administrative Staff

Leader of E-Learning

Jeremy Clarke

BA, Mont Dip

e-Learning Development Officer

Josh Abel


Accounts Assistant

Mavis Wilcox


Admissions and Registrations Officer

Khuram Ahmad



Academic Compliance Officer

Padmini Persaud

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

e-Learning Support Officer 

Margarita Rouki



Cleaning and Maintenance Officer

Peter Salvadori

Editor of Montessori International

Philip Davies

Receptionist & Admin Assistant (on maternity)

Sameena Wali

LLB (Hons)

E-Learning Development Lead

Laura Heap

BA (Hons), Cert Ed, MSc

MEAB Accreditation Officer

Michele Dows-Miller

BSc (Hons), Mont Dip.

Marketing and PR Officer

Jordon-Lee Squibb


Receptionist & Admin Assistant (maternity cover)

Lucy McNicholas


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