CEO, Montessori United, China (Montessori Australia Affiliate) & Australian Montessori Training Institute (AMTI), Asia

Maureen Zhang has been deeply involved in the Montessori industry for over 16 years, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to advancing Montessori education worldwide. In 2006, she established Leader Joy Industrial Group, a renowned provider of high-quality Montessori materials and furniture distributed globally. Recognizing the need for accessible Montessori training, Maureen also founded Montessori United, offering top-tier training programs in China. Her overarching goal is to empower educators and families with the principles of Montessori education, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Over the years, she has assisted numerous schools and families in creating enriching Montessori environments, extending her impact through the establishment of a dedicated training center in Shanghai. In 2019, Maureen spearheaded the development of Montessori boxes and instituted a parenting support team, further enhancing her contributions to early childhood education and parental guidance. Throughout her career, she has been at the forefront of research and development in these fields, leading teams of educators and families toward holistic educational practices.