The school directors
We moved to Maryland USA from the UK in January 2007 and, when aged only 2, enrolled our first born at our local Montessori school. After moving to Massachusetts we also enrolled our second girl along with her sister in the local Montessori school.
In deciding to move to Zimbabwe and then actually coming here to live in January 2014 we knew with a certainty that we needed both our children to continue to receive a high quality Montessori education in line with the schools they left in the USA (or UK). To achieve this we had to build our own Montessori classroom, recruit a graduate teacher, supply our own Montessori materials, equipment and curriculum covering all the primary years.
Before we knew it a school was born and soon the boarding concept took shape to allow other children to join our own at what became The Troutbeck School.
The local Ministry of Education from Nyanga and Mutare have been very interested and supportive of bringing the Montessori system to Zimbabwe. In point of fact we now believe this to be the only Montessori primary school in the country.
Dr Edwin Davies was brought up in Scotland UK, and has a degree from the University of Edinburgh in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD from the University of London. He has spent the last 13 years working for Lonza, a Swiss Biotechnology and Chemical corporation. LinkedIn profile.
Dr Grace Mugadza was brought up in Zimbabwe and the UK. She has a Masters degree and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She has formed her own businesses and been an active contributor to her local communities and local Montessori schools in the USA.