About Nancy Kodera, AMI Auxiliary Trainer
Nancy Kodera graduated from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) with a degree in Management. After graduation, she worked in various capacities, including office assistant, researcher, and computer programmer. Nancy worked in New Zealand as a youth intern and her experience especially among Maoris inspired her to work with the Gabriela Commission on Violence Against Women with the goal of empowering women. Her work with women in the Philippines brought her to Japan as a Missionary, where she taught the Filipino language and culture. Nancy worked in Japan for 5 years before moving to Boston, Massachusetts where her journey as a Montessori educator began.

Nancy married a religion professor at Wellesley College and their two children went to Apple Valley Montessori School in their town of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Nancy worked as a parent volunteer, then as an assistant teacher, and after getting her 0-3 AMI Diploma at the Montessori Institute of San Diego (MISD) with Dr. Silvia Dubovoy as her trainer, Nancy became a lead teacher. She also received her Master’s of Education at the Loyola University in Maryland (2014).

Nancy worked at Apple Valley Montessori School from 1999 – 2012 in various capacities including lead toddler teacher. She continued as lead teacher at the eBridge Montessori School from 2012 – 2019. During the pandemic, Nancy continued to work with children. She advised families how to set up their home environment, and she worked with school administrators on how to strengthen their toddler programs. After more than 20 years of working with children, Nancy decided to become an AMI trainer. Her journey as an Auxiliary Trainer is ongoing. Her love and passion for Montessori education keeps on growing.


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