Mairi Achong is the Learning Resource Specialist at DVMS. She was bitten by the Montessori bug when her little sister, Marissa, attended a Montessori school as a child. Mairi completed her practice teaching at the Ecole Montessori International after receiving training from the Montessori Centre International, based in the UK. She taught in francophone and bilingual Montessori schools in Montreal for fourteen years, and is passionate about inclusive education.
For the last several years, Mairi has specialized in adapting the Montessori curriculum for children with learning differences. She holds MACAR (Montessori Applied to Children at Risk) training from the Shelton School in Texas, and is committed to helping each student realize his or her goals. Mairi is the mother of four children (one in each Montessori plane of development), and lives in Hamilton with her family and a multitude of cats.