Meet Interviewers

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 Penny Johns Head of Academic Programmes

Penny is currentlyHead of Academic Programmes at MCI. After a previous career in theatre costume, Penny retrained as a Montessori teacher at MCI with further Early Years training at Middlesex University.

After working as a Montessori teacher at a North London Montessori nursery, Penny joined the MCI teaching team in 2009 teaching on the Foundation Degree and Diploma courses.


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Marion Meechan Lecturer and Teaching Practice Tutor

Marion left a successful career as a senior buyer for a large retail group in 1996 and retrained at L.M.C. She still owns and manages a Montessori Nursery School in Surrey. Marion is a part-time tutor for the Diploma Course and a teaching practice tutor. 

Marion has a Foundation degree in Early Years, a B.A. Hons degree in Education, Early Years Professional Status and is recognised as an Early Years Teacher. She has a Montessori trainer certificate and a qualification to teach adults in the lifelong learning sector.


DSC_0674.JPGJeremy Clarke Leader of eLearning

Jeremy joined the MCI academic team in 2013. He previously taught in Nursery and Reception age classes for 13 years and was at Gorton Mount Primary when it became the first state school in the UK to adopt the Montessori approach. At MCI he is the Leader of E-Learning and a tutor to distance learning students. He is also an assessor for MEAB.


DSC_0540.JPGKhuram Ahmad Admissions Officer

Khuram joined the MCI as a Course Admissions Officer in January 2016. He previously worked within Admissions for various Further Education and Higher Education colleges in London as a manager or team leader.