“To maintain and promote the education of children from the earliest age in accordance with the ethos and educational philosophy of the late Dr. Maria Montessori. Through the operation of a first level, multi-denominational, co-educational school run on the principles of the Montessori Method through the National Curriculum. I wish to make the Montessori Method available to as many children as possible from all social backgrounds, not just those that can afford it.”
About Miss Mary
In 1977 I graduated from U.C.D. with B.Sc in zoology, botany and biochemistry. I received my H.Dip.Ed., from Maynooth University in 1979. I was a second level science teacher for a short time before my marriage in 1980.
Following the birth of my first child in 1981, I began to read the work of Dr. Maria Montessori and became captivated by her philosophy as I observed the progress of my baby. Soon after I enrolled to study a correspondence course in Montessori education from St. Nicholas College, Dun Laoghaire. I graduated with Advanced Montessori Diploma (St. Nicholas, London).
In 1986 St. Nicholas College offered a 3 year degree course validated by HETAC. I thus went to Omagh College to update my qualification to National Diploma in Humanities in Montessori Education (HETAC level 7). Following this, I returned as a lecturer to Omagh College and lectured there until 2009.