Gerard (Gerry) Leonard is an AMI Elementary trainer and international examiner. He trained in Dublin, Ireland at the Primary and Elementary levels. He holds a B.A from Trinity College, Dublin University and M. Ed. from The University of Hartford. He has taught for over thirty years in Primary, Elementary and Adolescent Montessori classrooms. He has consulted for elementary Montessori programs in the USA, Europe and Mexico. Gerry lectures and runs workshops for both teachers and parents. He has given keynote addresses and workshops for The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA), AMI-USA, and for 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.