Myriam is from Senegal in the northwest of Africa. She always had that love for guiding children, and she was a scout girl for more than 20 years. After a High School Diploma with a specialization in Languages and Modern Civilizations, she went to the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar and got her Associate Degree in Sociology. Myriam discovered the Montessori Method when working at the first Montessori school of Senegal as an accountant and administrative Assistant.
“I became passionate about the Montessori culture, which I define as an educational method that highlights Respect and Peace.”
Myriam got her Association Montessori International (AMI) Diploma for Primary at the Sir Ratan TATA Training Center in Mumbai, India. She has worked as Lead Teacher at different schools in India, Gambia (northwest of Africa), and in San Francisco. Myriam’s goal is to become a Montessori teacher trainer in a few years. She is actually folowing a 12-18 Montessori course and working as a teacher mentor for Guidepost Montessori.
What Myriam has enjoyed during her past work experiences, is the interaction with children from all over the world. Understanding their culture and sharing her own has always been her motivation. Being from a multicultural family, Myriam speaks french, Portuguese Creole, and Wolof. “It is by knowing their own culture that you can truly guide the child toward his independence.”