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M. Shannon Helfrich

AMI Primary Trainer

M. Shannon Helfrich is a primary level trainer, lecturer, consultant and examiner for the Association Montessori Internationale. She has been involved in Montessori Education since 1971. Shannon holds Bachelor of Science degree in Education, a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology, and the AMI Primary Diploma. Shannon currently is a member of the AMI Training Group and is conducting the Training of Trainers seminars in Thailand. Shannon was recently the AMI Primary Director of Training for the International Training Center of Montessori Education of China and the director of the AMI Primary Course for the Denver Public Schools. She served as the Director of Training of the Montessori Institute Northwest from 1988- 2003 and was the founding trainer for the Montessori Training Center of New England in Hartford, CT from 2003-2008. Shannon has also served as the Primary Director of Training for the Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation in Sydney, Australia and the AMI Primary training course in Bangkok, Thailand.

Shannon is the author of the book “Montessori Learning for the 21st Century” available through New Sage Press, Troutdale, OR.