Meet the Team

Aedeen Twomey

Director

Aedeen is a native of Ireland and lives in the South Boston community. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Psychology from Blackrock Montessori College, Dublin, Ireland. She holds an AMI Early Childhood 3-6 yr. teaching credentials, plus Elementary 6-12 yrs. and special education. Over her extensive career in education, Aedeen has enjoyed teaching children from 0 – 12 yrs in a variety of Reggio inspired Art programs, Montessori schools and Daycare centers.

Aedeen is also Director II qualified under the Department of Early Education and Childcare (EEC) and most recently worked as Education and Site Director. She has many years of experience working in a variety of administrative roles. Aedeen has been a member of various school evaluation and accreditation committees, has worked as an education consultant, teacher trainer, Admissions Director and Interim Head of School.

Aedeen has a passion for community service and enjoys being involved with promoting the Arts locally. She is inspired by yoga/mindful meditation practices, cultural studies, nature walks and gardening.

Aedeen’s mission is to work closely with children, families, teachers and staff to ensure that the center has the highest quality of care for everyone in the Ethos family. She is honored to serve the community and looks forward to this exciting journey together.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aedeentwomey/

Dr. Silvia Dubovoy

Education Advisor

Dr. Dubovoy is a teacher trainer, lecturer, consultant, and examiner for the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) worldwide. She has been involved in Montessori education since 1965 as a parent, board member and coordinator of her children’s school. Dr. Dubovoy has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Barcelona as well as the AMI Assistants to Infancy, Primary and Special Education diplomas. She was a board member of AMI, headquartered in Amsterdam, from 1982 until 2010 and currently serves on the AMI Research Committee and as one of the AMI representatives to the United Nations. Dr. Dubovoy’s training style is heavily influenced by her work with Dr. Carl Rogers in the field of humanistic psychology. When not at work, she adores reading and discussing books with her eleven grandchildren.

Daisy Harrison

Advisor and Partner

Daisy started her teaching career as a Montessori teacher in a pre school in central London. Daisy was passionate about early years education and wanted to further her teacher training and gained her BA in Early Years Education and then went on to achieve The Early Years Professional Status, which is considered the highest early years education qualification in the UK.

Daisy left the pre school to teach Kindergarten at Thomas’s School in London and then went on to teach Kindergarten and run the Early Years Programme at Garden House School, London. During this time, Daisy would visit local pre schools and soon realised there was a need for high, quality pre school care in London that would not just prepare children for Kindergarten but for life too. Daisy’s dream was to create a school that offered the highest standards, set within a broad curriculum which would inspire enjoyment, learning and achievement. Daisy put together a team of teachers passionate about early years and in 2006 opened her first pre school, Miss Daisy’s Nursery School. Due to the high demand for places at her school, Daisy has grown her business and there are now currently three Miss Daisy’s Nursery Schools in central London. These schools feed to the top elementary schools in London.

http://www.missdaisysnursery.com/

Daisy also co created a systematic synthetic phonics reading scheme with award winning educational apps, called hip hop hen. So far these apps have won Editors Choice on iTunes as well as Best Education Resource and are being developed into phonic reading books for home and school use.

http://www.hiphophen.com

Daisy brings to Ethos her valuable expertise and experience as a teacher, director and school owner and most importantly her love for early years education.