Hannah Army joined summit in the Fall of 2021 after teaching for the past eight years as Co-Lead (and then Lead) Upper Elementary teacher at the Oak Grove Montessori School in Mansfield, CT. Prior to her experience at Oak Grove, Hannah was a Math, Art, and History teacher at The Rectory School in Pomfret, CT for seven years. Hannah, who completed her Montessori UE training through the Center for Montessori Teacher Education, NY in 2014, shared that when she discovered Montessori education, she had already envisioned that this was the way she wanted to teach. She held the paradigm in her mind, and then discovered the way to deliver it when she discovered Montessori. Hannah earned an MA in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University and BA in Studio Art and Art History at Wheaton College. She recently completed the American Montessori Society’s ELF (Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship) program, which identifies and supports emerging leaders in the Montessori community. Hannah is passionate about DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work, having supported her current school in moving this essential work forward in their school community.