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Gabriela Velazquez

AMI Assistants to Infancy Trainer

Gabriela’s Montessori journey began as a child. Her mother was a Montessori teacher, so she grew up attending Montessori schools in México. It was only natural that upon reaching adulthood that she also decided to pursue a career in Montessori education. After completing her degree in Early Childhood Education, she earned the AMI Assistance to Infancy diploma. She would go on to work for more than 20 years in Montessori schools in México and the United States.

Gabriela completed the demanding AMI Training of Trainers program to be named an AMI Trainer at the level of 0-3 Assistants to infancy. She has worked on 0-3 teacher-training courses in Argentina, Denver, San Diego and Taiwan. She recently presented 0-3 Assistant Certificate courses in Phoenix and China. She serves as a lecturer, consultant and examiner for AMI and she is the Director of Training at Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies in Mesa, Arizona.