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Martha Teien

Martha is the Founding and Executive Director of Mountain Montessori. She has a BS in Biology and an Early Childhood Directorship from the State of Colorado. Her Montessori training was completed through Montessori Educational Programs International (www.mepiforum.org) in 1995 for the 3-6 year old level, also referred to as Primary education. Martha's internship was a full year at Vail Valley Montessori School in Minturn, Colorado. Martha obtained her Masters of Education in Montessori at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

Martha has been a member of the Board of Directors for Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) for 3 years. Presently she is serving as the President of MEPI. Martha also serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Montessori Association.

Martha is a member of the International Montessori Council, Montessori Educational Programs International and the American Montessori Society (AMS). Martha has attended the Montessori Leadership Institute with Tim Seldin and the 2009 AMS National Conference in New Orleans and the 2011 AMS National Conference in Chicago. In February 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Martha was a presenter at the Hands for Peace MEPI conference on Pawley's Island. In November of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 she was a presenter at the International Montessori Conference in Sarasota, Florida.

Prior to coming to Mountain Montessori in 2004 as a founding teacher, Martha helped co-found Montessori Childrens House in Edwards, Colorado and Eagle Montessori in Eagle, Colorado.

Martha has 5 children who are Montessori educated. Most of her free time is spent enjoying their soccer games, volley ball games and telemark competitions. Martha also loves to run, hike, and read.