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The Face of Montessori Education: Montessori Children’s House of Denver

Rachel Averch, President

Born into a Montessori family and having dedicated her career to fostering Colorado’s Montessori community, Rachel has from her earliest memories been subject and witness to the power of this uniquely inspiring educational model.

In 1991, while working as a Montessori teacher, Rachel embraced her opportunity to found Montessori Children’s House of Denver (MCHD), for which she has been profoundly grateful. Every day, she knows she need only pop her head into a classroom to see countless ‘aha’ moments unfold around her.In the 30 years since, she has guided the growth of MCHD into a community of nearly 300 students, grades Pre-K through 9, and over 60 educators across three Denver campuses. She also co-founded the Colorado Montessori Association to unite educators toward the cause of transforming children’s futures—and was instrumental in the fight to pass House Bill 1276, ensuring the survival of fidelitous Montessori curriculum statewide.

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