Our Director

Laine Walker, Director

Laine Walker, MA, NBCT

Inspire.  Think about the word.  It’s Latin root, inspirare, is all about breathing in, about staying alive, putting oxygen into the bloodstream, growing, developing and flourishing in healthy ways. 

Laine Walker is the Director and Principal Guide of Maria’s House.  A career educator, National Board Certified Teacher and mom, Laine inspires and supports her staff, guiding the continuous professional development of MHMI guides and assistants, channeling the spirit and vision of Dottoressa Montessori throughout our house and our program.  A Montessori Diplomate of the Princeton Center for Teacher Education with a Masters in Educational Administration and advanced post-graduate work in early child development, Laine creates and maintains program standards that meet or exceed those established by the American Montessori Society, ensuring that each child is welcomed as an honored guest, treated with respect and hospitality, and gently guided to explore the wonder and beauty of simple things.

Her work as a Pennsylvania certified teacher drew Laine to Maria Montessori, whose understanding and experience led to a way of working with children that was as natural as it was revolutionary.  Laine breathes Montessori, and inspires us all.

Free one child's potential and you will transform the world.

Maria Montessori