Margaret River Montessori founder retires
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Margaret River Montessori School Founder Sue Gaunt announces retirement

by Freya Lucas

December 12, 2023

Sue Gaunt, Founder of Margaret River Montessori School (MRMS) and long-term teacher, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year – celebrating a 30 year career on the school’s 30th birthday year.


MRMS opened in 1993, after she and a few others gathered together and decided to open a school that would nurture the emotional, psychological and academic development of children in a stimulating and child friendly environment.


While Ms Gaunt was already a qualified teacher, she took on additional Montessori studies, and has held many roles during her time with MRMS including as principal and as a mentor for fellow staff. 


Her legacy, current Principal Lisa Fenton said, is one which will be long remembered. 


“She is a model educator and just simply a model human – always kind, humble, a very hard worker and has seemingly endless patience and love for the children she works with,” Ms Fenton shared with local news source Margaret River Mail.


“In founding our school, having a vision and seeing it through to reality, in committing a 30 year career to that vision ever since its inception, Sue has given our community a gift that can never be lost.”


The Sector extends best wishes to Ms Gaunt on the occasion of her retirement. To read the original coverage of this story, please see here

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