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Requirements for this AMI orientation certificate course:

Participants will complete additional asynchronous requirements outside of class time and conduct 9 hours of formal, scientific observation in a Montessori setting. Submission to WMI of observation notes/assignments and signed observation, along with 3 accepted essays and 90% participation in the course will be required to earn the course certificate.

About Rhonda Lucas-Sabater, AMI Auxiliary Trainer
Rhonda began her Montessori journey as a parent and later decided to take the training to become a Montessori guide. She did her Primary (2006) and Elementary (2004) training at the Washington Montessori Institute Loyola University in Maryland, obtaining her master’s degree in Education. She took the AMI Assistants to Infancy (2007) training at The Montessori Institute in Denver and the AMI Orientation to Adolescence (2014) at the Hershey Farm School in Ohio. She is an AMI 3-6 Auxiliary Primary Trainer. Over the course of her career, she worked as an Elementary guide, a Primary guide, and currently an Assistants to Infancy guide. She is also trained in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at the 3-6 level. Rhonda is the co-founder of a public charter Montessori school in Washington, DC where she served as the principal for three years. She is also a founding partner at Nsoroma Montessori Consulting, providing coaching, classes and workshops for parents and Montessori professionals as well as pioneering a Montessori Kindezi (babysitting) class for teenagers and young adults. As a mother of five, Rhonda brings her passion for children and commitment to authentic Montessori practice and the spiritual development of the child to her mission of helping Montessori become a household name around the world. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and doing arts and crafts.