Board

Hillary Korir

Chairperson

Hillary Korir is the Director, Corporate Services of the Media Council of Kenya.  He has vast experience in Project planning, proposal writing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, with additional expertise in fundraising and maintenance of donor relations. 

He is the founder and immediate former CEO of Montessori for Kenya, an NGO that is affiliated to the  Association Montessori Internationale which supports the proliferation of Montessori education in Kenya and beyond.  Prior to this appointment, Hillary served for many years as the Caritas Director of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru where he was responsible for office administration and coordination of over 15 programmes focused on the Diocese’s Pastoral and Community development initiatives.  He has previously worked as an 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 extensive Management Training for Development Practitioners.


David Omwoyo

Treasurer

David 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 Kipsoi

Secretary

Francescah is the Programmes Director, Montessori For Kenya. She previously worked as the Assistant Education Secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru. She holds a Diploma in Education Management from the Kenya Education Management Institute, 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.


Vikki Taylor

Vikki Taylor

Member

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.


Poinsettia Pino

Member

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.