The MCI Training College Team

You can find out a bit more about our college team below.

Who We Are

All our tutors…

  • are passionate about Montessori and teaching and learning

  • have MCI Diplomas and are experienced Montessori practitioners

  • have completed the specialist MCI Trainers Workshop and hold relevant assessor qualifications including qualifications in teaching and learning in Higher Education

  • have Degrees and most also have post-graduate qualifications

  • have a subject specialism

  • are committed to ongoing training and professional development

Montessori Global Ambassador 

Barbara Isaacs

MA, BA, Adv. Mont. Dip

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Director of Learning

Penny Johns

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

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Diploma EYE Course Leader

Michela Castellarin

Mont. Dip, BA (Hons)

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Leader of e-Learning

Jeremy Clarke

BA (QTS) Hons, Mont Dip

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FdA Course Leader

Antonella Cirillo

PG Dip, Mont. Dip

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Academic Placement Tutor

Preeti Patel

BA, Mont. Dip

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Admissions and Registration Officer

Khuram Ahmad


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Academic Compliance Officer

Padmini Persaud

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

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e-Learning Support Officer 

Margarita Rouki


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Lecturer and Placement Tutor

Julie Compton

BA (Hons), Mont. Dip, FDA

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Placement Coordinator 

Ruth Tesfamariam

Mont. Dip

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