Gerard (Gerry) Leonard is a Director of Training at the elementary level for the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) at the Montessori Training Center Northeast. He taught for over thirty years in Primary, Elementary and Adolescent Montessori programs. Gerry also is Co-Director of Training at the Maria Montessori Institute’s Elementary Course in Dublin, Ireland. He has lectured on AMI courses in The Czech Republic and in France, and has consulted for elementary Montessori programs both in the USA and Mexico. Gerry gives regular workshops for teachers and talks for parents. He has given keynote addresses and workshops for the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association, AMI-USA, the Maria Montessori Institute, London, UK, and Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ). He was a co-developer with David Kahn of the “Guided by Nature” Exhibit seen at the 2013 International Montessori Congress in Portland, Oregon, and of the NAMTA Centenary Exhibit, A Montessori Journey:1907- 2007.