We are a warm, caring, dedicated team of highly trained teachers and staff

Ann-Marie Garrett


International Montessori Diploma

I was first introduced to Montessori when my son attended a lovely kindergarten in the depths of the English countryside. On studying at St Nicholas Montessori College in London, I opened my first school in 1994. After operating several other Montessori schools rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, I established Marbella Montessori in 2009. I am proud each day to have such a dedicated team of staff and to welcome the children who make this a truly special school.                                        

Emma Wittenberg

EAL Specialist

Alice Baynton

Primary Teaching Assistant

BA English Language and Literature

Masters in Creative Writing

I come from Wales and have written and published both fictional stories and non-fiction travel/opinion pieces. I am currently in the (very long and exhausting) process of getting my first novel published. I love working and helping the children and no two days are ever the same!

When not at school, I love to go walking and exploring the Spanish countryside.

Alina Garcia


Gareth Jones

Primary Year 1 / 2 Guide

Bachelor of Science and PGCE.

I have worked in schools in England for almost ten years in both primary and early year roles.  I also have much experience in home tuition having helped children to successfully pass school entrance tests or help with particular learning needs.  I enjoy linking my degree with practical and outdoor work including our Forest School. 

Montessori Directress MCI

International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy

I have worked at Marbella Montessori for the last 5 years after teaching at several International schools along the Costa del Sol in different languages, English, Spanish and German. 

The best thing about working at Marbella Montessori School is the friendly environment and the individual learing and attention you give to every child.

Outside school I love spending time with my family, learning languages, reading, cinema and sports.

Julia Hofer

Melissa Gray

Primary Teaching Assistant

BA English Language and Literature

Kathryn Drew

Primary Year 3/4 Guide

Jackie Benstead

Montessori Directress MCI

Ruby Reyes

Classroom Assistant

Allira Marinakis

Primary Year 1/2 Guide

Ines Marin

Montessori Assistant

Melissa Garrett

Business Manager

BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics.

I moved to Spain with my family ten years ago, and have recently decided to come back from the UK having studied at the University of Kent.

I am primarily in the office though I will be assisting in the teaching of Spanish.

When I am not at the school I enjoy dancing, travelling and spending time with my family.

Michael Garrett


Contact Us

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Tel: 0034 952 884 153

       0034 600 850 114

Email: info@marbellamontessori.org


Casa del Abuelo,

Urb. Valle del Sol,

29670 San Pedro Alcantara

Marbella, Malaga, Spain