History of MMTEC

Celebrating over Fifty Years Of Excellence, Innovation and Leadership!

The Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center was founded in 1969, and is one of the foremost Montessori teacher training institutions in the country.

It was founded by Dr. and Mrs. David Weinberg and held its first training sessions at Laurel Montessori, a preschool in Drayton Plains, Michigan.

Laurel Montessori was the first known Montessori school in Michigan. As the interest in Montessori grew, there came a need for larger school campuses. Dr. and Mrs. Weinberg, along with Theo Papatheodoropoulos, designed and built several schools throughout Oakland County. These schools became known as Brookfield Academy.

MMTEC moved from Brookfield Academy - Laurel to Marygrove College, to West Bloomfield Montessori and finally to Brookfield Academy-Rochester in 1986.

In 2013, after 27 years at the Brookfield Academy–Rochester Campus, MMTEC moved to a new facility in Waterford, Michigan.

For 50 years, MMTEC's mission has been to share the wonder of the Montessori philosophy with people at all economic levels, and to facilitate the development of Montessori Education locally, nationally and internationally.

Thank you ... Brookfield Academy for many many years of sharing your rooms and equipment!

Former home of MMTEC - Brookfield Academy