Meet our Grey Lynn Montessori Team

At Grey Lynn Montessori our team are made up of experienced, warm, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable Educators. They guide our tamariki to engage in challenging experiences and treat all children with respect, providing equal opportunities to ensure your child gets the best start in life. At Grey Lynn Montessori, we value professional development, and encourage our team to participate in a variety of courses, in order to grow and keep up to date with new developments in the educational field. Each year, our team travel together to attend the Montessori Aoteroa New Zealand Conference, this is always an inspiring and highly beneficial opportunity for our Teachers. 

Meet Annie

Meet Annie

Hi, my name is Annie.
I am a fully Registered Teacher with Montessori Training at Auckland University of Technology. I started my career at Grey Lynn Montessori in early 2016.
Childhood is the most happy, memorable and influential period in one’s life, which impacts on our later lives very much. I am lucky to be part of the Grey Lynn  Montessori teaching team which provide me opportunities to facilitate and support our wonderful children to explore, to discover as they continue to proceed along their own unique learning journey.

Meet Maneesha

Meet Maneesha

Hi, my name is Maneesha.
I graduated from Maria Montessori training centre (AMI) with a Diploma in Montessori and Child Psychology. Currently I’m doing my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Care at New Zealand Tertiary College.
I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners. Helping each child progress in all areas of their development is a challenge that I am honoured to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. I am proud to be part of the Grey Lynn Montessori teaching team!

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle

Hi, my name is Michelle, I am the Administrator and Teacher support at Grey Lynn Montessori. I have four wonderful adult children and an Advanced TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) certificate.
I have taught both adults and children in a variety of settings but fell in love with teaching ECE and the Montessori philosophies whilst travelling in Romania. I am so grateful to be a part of the positive impact that Grey Lynn Montessori has on your wonderful children.

Meet Leona

Meet Leona

Teaching young children is my passion. Being in Early Childhood Education for 29 years in Montessori schools thus far, I always find tremendous satisfaction, feel extremely humbled and privileged to be able to guide and direct children during the crucial first early years of life. I trained under the North American Montessori Centre where I obtained my Montessori qualification.
I speak Japanese, English and Tagalog. I have been married for over 28 years, have 3 teenage kids, enjoy cooking, sewing, singing, movies and the occasional get-together with family.
I believe that Montessori Schools provide the best possible educational foundation that a child can begin to have in their individual journey of lifelong learning.

Meet Lone

Meet Lone

My name is Lone, I am a qualified and registered teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. Teaching was not my first career choice, however I reflected on past teachers I had and the difference they made in my learning which inspired me to do the same for other children. As a teacher I am not only teaching children but am also learning from them. When I am not in the classroom I am enjoying time with my little family. I enjoy sports, music, reading and cooking which, by the way is still work in progress. Thank you for allowing me to guide and support your children in their learning.