We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
— Dr. Maria Montessori
 
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Audrey Roodvoets

Cactus Wren Children’s House Lead Guide

Ms. Audrey grew up in a rural town in Canada called Huntsville, Ontario. Audrey's mother opened her own Montessori school in Huntsville, where Audrey attended from Children’s House to grade eight. Audrey went on to study International Studies at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California. She then worked for several years as a Program Coordinator at a domestic violence agency in Phoenix, AZ. Audrey decided to return to her Montessori roots and received her AMI Children’s House diploma from the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies and a master’s degree in Montessori Education from Loyola University of Maryland. Audrey enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, yoga, and also works as a reiki energy healer.