About Shelley Richardson
Shelley Richardson, M. Ed. has over 25 years of experience in Canada and USA as a College Professor, M. Ed. Graduate Studies Faculty, AMI Elementary Montessori Guide and Curriculum Designer. She is a passionate advocate for Holistic Education bringing clarity and a strong foundation to mainstream and homeschooling students through the brilliance of Montessori pedagogy and hands-on learning materials.
Shelley holds a Masters in Education from Endicott College, USA and an Honours B.A. in French and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. She earned her internationally recognized A.M.I. Montessori teaching credentials in Casa Preparatory (2 – 6 yrs.) and Elementary (6 – 12 yrs.). She was fortunate to have Renilde Montessori – Dr. Montessori’s granddaughter – as her mentor and teacher. During her graduate studies at Endicott College, Boston, USA, she was mentored by Dean Philip Snow Gang, Ph.D, a long time friend and colleague of Mario Montessori Sr. and Mario Montessori Jr. Shelley joined the M.Ed Graduate Studies Faculty and became Special Projects Adjunct and Assistant to the Dean of the program.
Shelley’s tutorial and enrichment classes for both mainstream and homeschoolers are in high demand in Toronto and the GTA. Students enjoy her high powered enthusiasm and love of learning. Concepts are brought to life through engaging Montessori lessons and beautiful, concrete materials. Shelley works with students from a broad range of ages, backgrounds and abilities. She attributes her success to years of experience in a variety of educational settings and her keen observational skills which allow for spontaneity and the tailoring of lessons to a variety of learning styles and paces including Memory Challenges, Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD.
Shelley works with students from K – G12 offering tutoring and enrichment sessions for groups and individuals as well as workshops for adults and children.