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Advisory Board

James Baker

Managing Partner of Baker & Blake Architects, New York; past Professor of Architecture at City College; Former Chief Executive of Forge Llewellyn (UK), design-builder of sustainable social housing. Trustee Emeritus of The Darrow School (a secondary school with boarding) in New York State; graduate of Princeton (AB) and Yale (MArch) Universities.


Richard Singh

Managing Director at Gleacher Shacklock LLP responsible for Healthcare and Life Sciences; previously Managing Director at Citibank; graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, called to the Bar in 1994 and holds an MBA from IMD.


David Kahn

David is Executive Director of the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association (NAMTA) and has been driving the development of the Montessori adolescent work since the 1970’s. David is founder and Director of the AMI teacher training course at the adolescent level.


Maria Montessori Institute

The Maria Montessori Institute ( is a registered charity which promotes the authentic educational approach first developed by Maria Montessori.

This is achieved by providing:

  1. AMI teaching training for age levels 0-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-12 years
  2. A school located at several sites serving children from 2 to 12 years
  3. Short courses and workshops aimed at parents and anyone interested in supporting the lives of children
  4. Promotion and support of outreach projects underpinned by Montessori principles