Rachel Ammundsen completed her A.M.I. 3-6 and 6-12 training in her native Dublin and then moved to New Zealand in 1993 to begin her teaching career at the Casa level. Rachel has taught in France and Ireland also. She gained her B. Ed. (Teaching Primary), Graduate Diploma in Teaching (E.C.) and Post Graduate Special Education Certificate through Massey University, N.Z.. Rachel has taught toddler communities through to 9-12, in private, state and Catholic integrated schools. She currently teaches an amazing community of 6-12 year old children in New Plymouth, New Zealand. They are a single Montessori class in a public state school. Rachel has 4 children of her own, between the ages of 16 and 9, she has taught 2 of her own children at Casa and elementary levels.