Lou Billman

Lou Billman

Diploma of Children’s Services, Diploma of Applied Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) – currently studying

Why are you involved with Montessori education?

I’m a third-generation early childhood educator and I’ve worked in the early childhood sector for over 20 years. Throughout this time I’ve seen the value in providing a quality learning environment in the first five years of life. I was first drawn to Montessori as a parent when I chose to send my daughter, who is now 11 years old, to a Montessori school in Victoria. My career has always been centered in progressive programs which is why Montessori is such a great fit for me as I’m passionate about creating the right learning environment where children are treated as an individual rather than an ‘age range’.

What year did you commence at Montessori International College?

2020

How would you describe what you do?

I work with children, families and educators because it truly gives me joy. I’ve dedicated my career and life to providing high-quality education to children in a range of settings – from standalone, privately run centres, to not for profits, to corporate centres and even a ‘children and dads’ program, called Connecting Kids and Dads in a prison.

What’s your favourite thing about your role?

I’m looking forward to getting to know all of our families here at MIC and becoming a part of this beautiful community. My previous roles involved high levels of travel so I’m looking forward to being ‘present’ – both here at MIC and at home with my family.

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