Meet Our Staff


Co-Founder, Director & Teacher

With over 12 years of experience in childcare, child education and behaviour, Gabby graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science, specializing in Early Childhood Education from the University of Guelph-Humber. Her goals of fostering an independent, child-led education, guided her to become a certified Montessori teacher through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). As a teacher, it is Gabby’s goal to foster independence, freedom and comfort in a classroom.


Interm Administrator

Maryanne has lived and breathed Montessori for over 30 years, through teaching hundreds of young minds, owning her own school and in the raising of her children and grandchildren. 

Maryanne holds her diploma in Montessori Education through AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and has the unique honour to have been taught by Renilde Montessori, the granddaughter of Maria Montessori. 

Maryanne’s goal is to create a warm, open space for families and children and to foster lasting memories at Ivy Montessori School.