Board Chair & Interim Executive Director

Anthony Vandermolen has extensive experience in the education sector and is currently Principal of Canberra Montessori School, one of the largest Montessori schools in Australia. After almost a decade living and working in a number of remote indigenous communities across Australia, this experience has contributed to his advocacy for change in contemporary teaching practices. In 2017 Anthony audited the Canberra AMI 3-6 Diploma and this further cemented his passion for Montessori education and a personalised learning journey for children. Anthony’s qualifications include BSc (Psychology), BEd (Middle Years), MEd (Leadership), MEdSt (Guidance and Counselling), CertIV (Training & Assessment). He is a recipient of the ACEL ACT Excellence in Educational Leadership Award and holds professional memberships with the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (MACEL), Australian Counselling Association (MACA) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). 

Anthony joined the Board of Montessori Australia in 2018 and is currently Interim Executive Director.