Kirstie joined the Midrand Montessori team in February 2011 after spending 10 years in the hospitality industry in South Africa and the UK . She took over from Lynne and fulfilled the role as the school secretary and administrator and was promoted to general manager in 2013. As the school has grown over the years, Kirstie took on the role as Vice Principal from January 2015 and is also in charge of school admissions. She obtained her Montessori Diploma for children aged 3 to 6 yrs at the College of Modern Montessori and qualified at the end of 2015. She attends regular Montessori workshops to further develop her education in the Montessori Method and takes an active role in the Montessori environment. Her love for the children and seeing them develop and grow is her biggest motivation at ensuring high quality standards within the school.