DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
> Joined MNW in 1994
> Director of Primary Training, MNW, since 2003
> AMI Primary Diploma, MNW, 1982
> 12 years Primary Guide
> 7 years Primary Course Asst., MNW
> AMI Scientific Pedagogy Group
> AMI Consultant, Lecturer, and Examiner
> Certified Self-Defense Instructor
Guide amazing adults as they become enlightened Montessori practitioners.
What I like about MNW
The shared vision that we can change the world by supporting the optimal development of children. Plus – spending every day with such positive, dedicated, and highly congenial colleagues!
A book (or book series)
The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett – best historical fiction ever! But, of course, there’s always Lord of the Rings … I’ve read both series more times than I can count.
A surprising skill
I can throw a 250 pound man over my shoulder – safely.
Complete guilty pleasure – “Next on Torchwood!” Love that smile, Captain Jack!
Live-in summer Mother’s Helper – just 16 and venturing out into a very different world, including a month at a beach house on Fire Island, NY.
No contest – White Rabbit by The Jefferson Airplane.
PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY AND PUBLICATIONS
Ginni Sackett is a trainer, lecturer, consultant and examiner of the Association Montessori Internationale. She is passionate about advancing the international Montessori movement and bringing the benefits of Montessori education to children worldwide. She holds a B.A. in History from Seton Hill University, a M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, and the AMI Primary Diploma through the Montessori Education Center / Oregon. After twelve years as a classroom teacher, Ginni joined the staff of Montessori Northwest as a Course Assistant in 1994. She achieved the status of AMI Director of Training in 2002. Ginni has presented at regional, national and international workshops and conferences and has had articles published in AMI Communications, the NAMTA Journal and Forza Vitale. She lives in southeast Portland with her husband, Jon, where they raised five children. Ginni is a third-degree black belt in a Indonesian martial art, enjoys exploring the charms of Portland, and loves spending time with her family, including her three grandchildren.