What do our interns say? MEfA Graduate and Intern (January - May 2011) Agnieszka Krasowska:
"Wendy explained in detail early warning signs of developmental problems, what to pay specific attention to in every stage of the development, what a normally developing child is expected to achieve at every stage of development, how to approach and how to interact with a child with developmental issues, how to help and educate parents of a child with developmental issues, how to effectively use Montessori method to recognize, help and overcome various developmental issues as early as possible.
Wendy's approach to classroom-based training was absolutely parallel with everything I have learned while assisting her in the research project. Most of the material that Wendy conveyed in the classroom she was also able to demonstrate in real life during special evaluations, interviews and through her interaction with children during weekly class activities. Observing the theory being transformed into practice right in front of me was extremely educational and one of the most effective ways I have ever learned.
I learned a lot about Maria Montessori and her unique approach to education and therapy. Her focus on the cultivation of natural desire to learn was something that changed my personal approach to life. This experience made me want to explore her methods and philosophy even more and solidified my desire to pursue a career in psychology. I think that everyone in the group was taking on special responsibilities when it was needed. It was a true team approach to every challenge and wearing many hats while assisting Wendy with her project was essential.
I really enjoyed learning through hands on experience. Being able to observe class activities and track progress of each child individually. Being involved in interviews, consultations and assessments was an extremely valuable experience and completely redefined my opinion about therapy. The opportunity to observe Wendy's ability to touch people;s lives and giving them hope during a difficult time was an incredible experience and it definitely had an impact on my thoughts regarding a career change."
Agnieszka was a calm, diligent, insightful intern for MEfA and we all miss her happy ways. It was very fitting that Agnieszka graduated from MEfA one week before her wedding to Simon and we wish them much happiness in their married life in Chicago, Illinois.
2015 MEfA Interns:
Iria Martinez MEfA Montessori Student, MCI Montessori Graduate, (now a valued member of the MEfA Brigade)
2014 MEfA Interns:
Ana Bradic MEfA Montessori Student, AMI Montessori Graduate, MA SEN graduate, (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
Rathi Bimal MEfA Montessori Student, AMS Montessori Graduate, (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
2013 MEfA Interns:
Michelle Collings, MEfA Montessori Student, BA (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
Rachel Cowie, MEfA Montessori Student, BA. MA. EYPS (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
Marissa Montes, Doula, Law Graduate (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
Nadia Stepanova, Physiotherapist, Montessori Mum (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
2012 MEfA Interns:
Chi Boakye, MEfA Montessori Graduate, Law Graduate, Autism Expert Mum, UK
Shruti Srinivasan, MEfA Montessori Graduate, Social Care graduate, India (now a valued member of MEfA brigade!)
Claudette Taylor, MEfA Montessori Graduate, FE/HE Teacher, TESOL (now a valued member of the MEfA brigade)
Richard Chapman, Copywriter
MEfA currently has Vacancies for Interns in the following areas:
Baby Montessori, Toddler Montessori, Montessori Preschool, Montessori After-school Nurture Class, Speech and Language Therapist, Web design, Graphic design, Translation, Event management, Fundraising, PhD student to manage and analyse the MEfA research volume