Adrienne grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where she attended a public Montessori school from 2nd-5th grade. She graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema and Photography and moved to the Bay Area in 2003. As an elementary student, Adrienne fell in love with Montessori principles and experienced first-hand the benefits of a Montessori education. It was this experience that led her to Montessori teacher-training. She earned her American Montessori Society Primary Certificate from St. Mary’s College in 2008. During her training, she interned at a Montessori school that was also a farm- complete with goats, chickens, horses, vegetable gardens, and fruit trees. She taught there for seven years, serving as the Lead Teacher and Director for the last four years. In the summer of 2014, Adrienne stopped working full-time to have her first child. She is delighted to have joined the staff of GLM working in the Administration office and as a floating teacher. Adrienne enjoys spending time with her husband and son exploring all that the area has to offer and is passionate about travel, reading, and photography.
Hands down, this is a special place on earth and despite the good and bad that comes with disruption in this world for children, I feel good knowing my boys built a good foundation at GLM.
GLM has been a magical place and a transformative experience for my grand daughters!
We are so happy that she can return to GLM. We miss it so much. It is truly a uniquely wonderful school.
Andrea, Edward & Zelda Durant