Instructional Quality Center

Meet the Members of The Abba’s Orchard

Instructional Quality Center

 

The Instructional Quality Center, or IQC, runs the rigorous in-house training courses for all of the school’s Montessori guides.

Under the Founding Directors’ oversight, the IQC was formed to ensure continued quality practice of the Montessori pedagogy in all campus locations of The Abba’s Orchard. The IQC is composed of Senior Guides who have trained directly under the school’s Founding Directors.

IQC has an average of 16 years of solid Montessori classroom experience across all the three planes of development (Infancy – Childhood – Adolescence). To guarantee global benchmarking and adherence to genuine international standards, each member of the IQC has trained, if not currently under training, with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

AMI, with headquarters in Amsterdam, has a unique role as custodian of Dr Maria Montessori’s legacies, providing unmatched scrupulous training in various AMI Institutes around the globe.

Other than conducting the intensive training modules, the IQC audits periodically the classroom experience to ensure quality delivery of the Montessori Method of Education. It conducts in-house refresher courses during summer breaks and provides coaching and mentoring sessions during a teacher-trainee’s apprenticeship year.

Qualified applicants for a teaching position, in either the Infant Community / Casa or the Elementary, go through a stringent 2-year training and internship program.

Applicants for the Adolescent Erdkinder Program go through a year and a summer of training and internship but must possess a strong specialist concentration either in mathematics, the sciences, or the languages.

Concurrent to their active responsibilities in the IQC, each member provides leadership as Head of School of a campus, if not oversight to a national program.

  

 

toni

Toni Gustilo-Sebastian

Head of School

NCR Campuses

Diploma in Elementary Montessori Education

Association Montessori Internationale 
Montessori Institute of Milwaukee

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Silliman University

Certificate of Professional Education

Xavier University

The Abba’s Orchard Teacher Training Course

For Casa & Elementary Programs;
19 years Montessori Classroom Experience

 

x

Xavier Angelo Paez Barrameda

Head of School

Sta Rosa Campus

Master in Montessori Education

Loyola University in Maryland

Diploma in Elementary Montessori Education

Association Montessori Internationale 
Montessori Institute of Milwaukee

Diploma in Montessori Pre-School Education *

Association Montessori Internationale
Montessori Training Center of St Louis in Missouri

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

University of the Philippines - Mindanao

Certificate of Professional Education

Pilgrim Christian College

The Abba’s Orchard Teacher Training Course

Elementary Program
8 years Montessori Classroom Experience
(5 years as Elementary Guide at the Meher Montessori @ Monterey Park, CA)

* in progress

 

 

alley 


Aleli Billena - Rodriguez

Head of School

Davao Campuses

Diploma in Montessori Pre-School Education *

Association Montessori Internationale
Montessori Training Center of St Louis in Missouri

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Xavier University

Certificate of Professional Education

Xavier University

The Abba’s Orchard Teacher Training Course

For Casa Program;
19 years Montessori Classroom Experience

*in progress

 

 

jen

Jeniffer Calo Pajaron

Program Head

Erdkinder “Children of the Earth” (Montessori Adolescent Pedagogy)

Certificate of Secondary Montessori Studies

Association Montessori Internationale Gothenburg, Sweden

Master of Arts in Psychology*

Xavier University

Certificate of Professional Education

Xavier University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Mindanao State University

The Abba’s Orchard Teacher Training Course

for Casa, Elementary and
Erdkinder Programs;
17 years Montessori Classroom Experience

*in progress

 

 

aileen

Aileen Tirona – Simbajon

Head of School

Cebu Campuses

Master in Special Education Major in Learning Disability

Cebu Normal University

Bachelor of Elementary Education Major in Special Education

University of the Philippines - Diliman

The Abba’s Orchard Teacher Training Course

for Elementary Program;
15 years Montessori Classroom Experience

Diploma in Elementary Montessori Education *

Association Montessori Internationale
Montessori Institute of San Diego

* enrolled for the 2017 Course

 

 

noel

Noelli Billena – Yap

Head of School

Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon Campuses

Diploma in Montessori Pre-School Education *

Association Montessori Internationale
Montessori Training Center of St Louis in Missouri

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Xavier University

Certificate of Professional Education

Mindanao University of Science and Technology

The Abba’s Orchard Teacher Training Course

for Casa and Elementary Programs;
15 years Montessori Classroom Experience

* in progress