Alina first encounter with the Montessori Method was when she joined a highly appreciated nursery school in London in their admin department. What amazed Alina from the beginning was the philosophy behind the method and especially the way children are taught Mathematics and Geography through the Montessori way, moreover as Alina has a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and a Master Degree in Environmental Sciences. Alina’s Montessori experience grew over 3 continents. After completing her Early Childhood Diploma Course with Montessori Centre International in London in 2012, Alina moved to USA and worked as a teacher assistant while bringing up her, at the time new born, daughter. Alina joined Midrand Montessori in 2015 and matured as a Montessori teacher by working here. Alina completed an Advanced First aid paediatric course in 2011 building on her knowledge previously gained attending a Nursing college for 1 year after completing her Baccalaureate. Getting to know how children grow and develop in a Montessori class gives Alina a great satisfaction. Originally from Romania, Alina married a South African and moved to Johannesburg. She enjoys South Africa’s natural sceneries, outdoors and the country’s cultural diversity.