Maria Partridge – Teacher – La Casa del Cuore – Middle Primary
Maria began working at Beehive as a Teacher’s Assistant in Junior Primary, while embarking on a Montessori Diploma through MWEI. Maria also undertook studies in Early Childhood Education and successfully gained a Bachelor of Arts through Curtin University. She then worked at Perth Montessori School and gained experience as a teacher in a 3-6 classroom. Maria returned to work at Beehive in 2001 as a teacher in Junior Primary and enjoyed her role. In 2008, Maria decided to work with children in the second phase of their development. She completed a Bachelor of Education degree through Notre Dame University. She also completed in-house training to familiarise herself with the AMI curriculum. Maria is now teaching in Middle Primary and is thoroughly enjoying putting theory into practice. Watching children grow and develop still fascinates her.