Melissa is the head directress in the pre-school environment. She loves to bake and often treats us to her delicious creations. Melissa completed her Montessori Practical Training with us in 2015 and never left after qualifying. Her other qualifications include a BA Honours degree in psychology from WITS. Melissa has a passion for children and enjoys working with them; this she discovered when she started working with disadvantaged children years ago and has since never looked back. Melissa is a caring, nurturing teacher that shines through in her approach with the children who are entrusted in her care.
Tash is one of our newest additions to the pre-school class and Baobab team. She loves cooking, English literature, travelling and music. She worked for City Year South Africa for a year working in disadvantaged schools and communities around the city. This experience reinforced her interest in early childhood development and education. She studied Psychology, English Literature and community development practices at Wits before starting her Montessori journey. Tash has lived and travelled extensively in and around Europe for 5 years. Her travels took her on a different path but teaching remained a constant passion. Through her travels she discovered the wonderful workings of the Montessori method and started her studies at The College of Modern Montessori on her return to South Africa.