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After completing her B.A. in Literature and Classical Studies, Melody began her career in Early Education in 1990. She has worked with children from infancy to school-aged in university and college lab schools, literacy groups and Montessori schools. In addition to teaching and guiding children, Melody was a college instructor in Early Education.
In 2004, Melody earned her Association Montessori Internationale Casa teaching certification from the Foundation for Montessori Education. This evolution in her career was the result of a growing frustration with traditional early education programs and philosophies and an increasing awareness of alternative educational theories and outcomes garnered through her extensive travels and research.
In 2012, she co-founded The Orchard Montessori School in an effort to create an environment that honours Montessori theory and embodies a true spirit of peace and respect for all children.