Lucy Allen, an FMS Alumni, shares how her time at Forestville Montessori School helped develop her love of learning as well as a sense of who she is, her strengths and interests. Hear more about Lucy’s experiences following her primary education at FMS.

As a student, you’re not asked to leave your thoughts, experiences and who you truly are at the door.  Each and every child is celebrated in all their beautiful complexities.  Montessori is so incredibly unique, and its value lies in that it invites the whole person into the classroom.”

Denice Scala

Author Denice Scala

B.A, M.Ed, Dip ED, Dip RSA, Cert. Neuroscience. Principal, Forestville Montessori School. Denice Scala is an executive leader with extensive experience in key strategic roles requiring business transformation and innovation. As a passionate advocate for the power of education to enrich lives, Denice moved from classroom teaching to leadership positions in 1992 and since then has held international in roles in Scotland and Australia as Principal, Head of Junior School, and Head of Learning Support. She has an impressive working knowledge of early learning, primary, middle, and secondary schooling including gifted education and special needs. Her Masters in Gifted Education led her to work extensively to find ways to cater for gifted students. This led to providing professional development opportunities for educators to assist in their understanding of the characteristics of gifted children and the complexities of growing up gifted. Denice’s unparalleled grasp of current educational realities is equally matched by her big picture thinking combined with practical solutions to navigate change.

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