Merry Hadden

Executive Director

Merry is a graduate of the 1977 AMI Training Course in Calcutta, India for work with ages 2-7 and the first AMI Assistants to Infancy (0-3) Training Course in Rome, Italy, 1981. She is a certified Infant Massage Instructor, certified Birth Instructor in the R.A.T. technique, and holds a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business. Merry was the founder of the Montessori N.E.S.T. in Leesburg, Florida from 1983-1994. She moved the N.E.S.T. to Mount Dora in 1994 and expanded the school to include the Children’s House, Elementary and Middle School. She is an AMI Consultant and AMI 0-3 Auxiliary Trainer. In August 2009 Merry combined her passion for “green living” with green “schooling” and moved the school to its current location.