Montessori for Kenya has a five-member board that consists of AMI international trainers, a communications expert, and educator and a project manager.


Vikki is an AMI Primary Director of Training. She has a BA from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and an AMI 3-6 Diploma as well as the AMI/NAMTA Adolescent International Qualification. She has worked extensively with children and adults in the UK and Tanzania.  Vikki Taylor is on the faculty of the AMI 3-6 Diploma and Assistants Certificate courses at the Maria Montessori Institute, London.  She is also an AMI External Examiner.

Secretary / Executive Director

Hillary is the Chief Executive Officer of Montessori for Kenya.  He has extensive experience in Project planning, proposal writing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, with additional expertise in fundraising and maintenance of donor relations.  He is the immediate former Caritas Director at the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN), where he was responsible for coordinating all the diocese’s Pastoral and Community development projects.  Through the partnership between Association Montessori Internationale and the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, he has been involved in the on-ground coordination for the Corner of Hope project in the Pipeline IDP Camp in Nakuru.  Hillary has previously worked as Assistant Research Coordinator and has also taught several undergraduate courses in the department of Environmental Science at Egerton University.  He holds a BSc. and MSc. Degrees in Natural Resources Management from Egerton University, Kenya, and has undertaken Management Training for Development Practitioners.


David is the Chief Executive Officer of the Media Council of Kenya.  He is an accomplished fundraiser and donor relations expert and has extensive experience in corporate and public affairs management and media relations. He has previously worked in senior level positions with Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, Waumini Communications Limited, Egerton University, Catholic Diocese of Nakuru and Catholic Information Service for Africa. He also provides regular consultancy services for designing and carrying out baseline surveys, creating funding proposals and staff and community training. David has a Masters Degree in Communication from the University of Leicester, UK and undergraduate training in Kenya and Tanzania.


Francescah is the Assistant Education Secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.  She holds a Diploma in Education Management from the Kenya Education Management Institute, a MA in Diplomacy from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelors degree in Education (Arts) from Moi University.  She is trained in New Kenya Curriculum Implementation, Conflict Sensitive Project Planning and Implementation and Child Safety and Protection among many others. Francesca has a very good understanding and vast experience of the Kenyan education system having previously worked as a secondary and high school teacher as well as an adult education tutor.


Poinsy Pino has been an AMI Montessori teacher for more than 20 years and is currently Acting Head Teacher of the Maria Montessori Institute’s school in London.  She has a BSc, an AMI 6-12 diploma (Bergamo, Italy) and AMI 3-6 Diploma (London, UK).  Poinsy has worked for the Corner of Hope Project in Nakuru, Kenya since 2015 and assisted at the same in the first AMI 6-12 training in Africa under the directorship of Jean Miller.  She mentors the graduates from Kenya and Tanzania.  She is currently undertaking the Elementary Training of Trainers Program.