Marianne Montague holds a B.S. in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College and an MSW in Social Policy Analysis & Research from Rutgers University. For thirteen years Marianne moved between employment as an elementary classroom teacher in various educational settings, to work as a policy analyst/researcher in an education laboratory. In 1993 she fortuitously discovered the magic of a Montessori education when she enrolled her then young son in the Ithaca Montessori School. The following year she received her Montessori training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education and ran the Toddler Program at IMS from 1994-1999. She completed her Upper Elementary Montessori training at CMTE in New York and joined our staff in 1998.