Marie Conti is the Head of The Wetherill School in Gladwyne, PA and a former member of the board of directors of the American Montessori Society. Marie also serves on the boards of the PA Council for American Private Education and the Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance, of which she is a founding member. Marie’s 40 years in early childhood education began with teaching in Montessori Early Childhood classes for 25 years in the Delaware Valley area of PA, before joining AMS as Senior Director of School Accreditation and Member Programs from 2007-2012. She served as Early Childhood Education Director at Wilmington Montessori School in Wilmington, DE from 2005-2007. Marie has been an instructor at the Chestnut Hill College Montessori Teacher Education Program in Philadelphia where she also served as intern supervisor and program director in the past. Marie also taught Montessori Philosophy for the Montessori Institute of Teacher Education in DE. Marie has been a frequent presenter at national and local conferences including the American Montessori Society, NAEYC, DVAEYC, and The Montessori Foundation, The Montessori Institute for Teacher Education, and she has been published in an international Montessori magazine, a Montessori blog, and in local parenting magazines, and was interviewed by Today.com regarding best toys for children.