Mary Opatha is originally from Sri-Lanka, a beautiful resplendent island in the Indian Ocean. She attended college, later obtaining the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Mary relocated to the United States of America with her family and now resides with her husband and children in Fuquay-Varina. She then went on to secure an education in Early Childhood in North Carolina.
Mary has extensive training and experience of over twenty five years from working with young children and as Lead Teacher at recognized Montessori Schools in the Cary and Morrisville areas of North Carolina. In there, she came to be much loved, admired and respected by the administration, students and parents alike.
Mary has now started her own school, which is truly her vision come true. She delights in creating a community of families, and enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Global Montessori Academy is equipped with carefully arranged Montessori materials, furnished with child-sized furniture. Our stimulating and nurturing environment is designed to promote curiosity and learning. Our program is very individualized, which allows each child to progress at his/her own pace. The younger children are free to choose, move, manipulate, and explore wide variety of materials with guidance from our experienced teachers. Older children are responsive to the needs of the younger children, and the younger children learn to seek help from their more experienced classmates. We gather together at least twice a day for stories, songs or quiet group games, so the children can learn to become part of a larger group.