Ms. Beedle grew up in the small New England state of Rhode Island. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Norwich University and a MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability from Antioch University New England. Most recently, she completed both her primary and elementary American Montessori Society (AMS) credentials at Saint Mary’s College. It was her journey at Antioch that set Torie on a course to explore progressive education. She was studying the need of personal passion and purpose for business. Through her own reflection, she concluded that passion and purpose are rooted in a love for learning. Learning starts with curiosity, and then develops through experimentation and discovery. Learning leads to an understanding of passions and values. Through this process the foundation of self purpose is formed. Her research lead to Montessori. She was amazed to find that Montessori had been working with these same ideas 100 years ago! It’s been a passionate love affair ever since. Over the last two years, Torie has taught both primary and upper elementary classrooms. In her free time, Torie enjoys exploring nature, playing music, making things, trail running, reading and spending time with her family.
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