CATHY SWAN has been an Educator since 1976 and holds a BA in English, a BA in Psychology and Teacher Certification, an AMI Primary Teacher diploma and a Masters of Education. In 2004 Cathy obtained AMI Auxiliary Primary Teacher Trainer status. Cathy has held teaching and head of school positions, as a Course Assistant at the Montessori Institute Northwest while serving as the Administrator, as an Adjunct Professor of Early Childhood Education at Portland Community College, and as a Board member of several Montessori schools, and as a Consultant for teachers and administrators throughout the US, Australia, Thailand and China. Cathy has a total of 22 years in the classroom and 17 years in administration. She was the Head of School of Inner Sydney Montessori School in Sydney, Australia, and is currently Head of School of MSB in Portland, Oregon.