About the Director

Cynthia Giannakopoulos has been an educator for 25 years. She has served as the director and teacher of a Montessori school for 20 years. A graduate of Rutgers Business School, she also has received her Masters in Elementary Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. She received her Montessori Certification from the Christopher Academy, an experience that transformed her views on educating young children. She has served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the New Jersey Montessori Administrations Corporation, an organization serving New Jersey Montessori administrators and providing professional development opportunities for 600 Montessorians. Montessori Matters is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and is lovingly dedicated to Dr. Maria Montessori and her philosophy.