Christine has been involved in Montessori education since 1985 and was Head of School at Canberra Montessori School, one of the largest Montessori schools in Australia, for over 20 years. As well as educational leadership, Christine has a background in mediation, mentoring, conflict management and adult education with an emphasis on empowering individuals and building good communication skills. She was the founding President of Montessori Australia and for the last 12 years has been a senior consultant working with Montessori schools and childcare centres. Christine sits on the board of AMI and is currently a Montessori school administration consultant.

Christine has trained, coached and mentored mediators during her time as Executive Director with the Conflict Resolution Service in Canberra, and has presented workshops for Montessori teachers and leaders on people skills, mentoring and communication. She co-developed the AMI Administrators Certificate Course and is an AMI Certified Trainer for this course which she has given in several cities in China, in Thailand, the USA, Switzerland and France. She has presented at Montessori conferences in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, China and the USA.