Our Educators

Rebecca Dallam

Rebecca is the Director of Elementary Training at the Sydney Montessori Training Centre. She holds the AMI 3-6 (1987) and 6-12 (1996) Diplomas, a B.A. in English Literature from Temple University and an M.Ed. from Loyola University.

Rebecca worked in Montessori public education in the U.S. before moving to Australia in 1998. Since then she has worked to bring AMI 6-12 training to Australia so that more children and families can benefit from the Montessori approach to human development. Rebecca has taught at both the 6-9 and 9-12 levels in Sydney-area schools, most recently at Cameragal Montessori.

As a trainer, Rebecca has worked with adults in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand. She delivers AMI teacher-training and Assistants Certificate courses, as well as workshops and school consultations.


Carol Potts

Carol is a trustee of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation, the AMI affiliated training centre of Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is an AMI examiner and part-time mentor in a 3-6 environment in Auckland, with close to 25 years of experience working with young children and their families.

Carol offers courses in Australia, is part of the training faculty in China and is currently Director of Training for the AMI 3-6 Diploma in Auckland.

Sydney Montessori Training Centre welcomes Carol to Australia in 2019 as one of the Foundation Course trainers.

Ruby Lau

Ruby Lau is an AMI Trainer and educational consultant. Educated from an early age in the UK, Ruby has a degree in Psychology and worked in advertising before taking the AMI 3 – 6 Diploma in London. After gaining her diploma in London in 1985, she worked both in the MMTO School and the training course. She opened her own school in 1990 which she ran for 15 years whilst continuing to work on the training courses.

Ruby now holds AMI diplomas at the 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 age levels. She brings her multi-layered experience to mentor and support training staff and students of AMI training institutes and teachers and schools in many parts of South Asia. Ruby serves as a member of the Scientific Pedagogy Group at AMI.