Terri Zuidema joined the Sun Grove Montessori Elementary team in 2003. She came as a Montessori parent with over 10 years of Montessori teaching experience, experience as an American Montessori Society Consultant to Interns and founding owner of a Discovery Montessori Preschool in Michigan. Terri moved in to lead the Montessori adolescent program shortly after her daughter graduated from the program in 2013. She holds a NAMTA/AMI-USA Adolescent credential and AMS credentials in Early Childhood, Elementary I and Continuing Education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, active Professional Educator’s Certificate, and an Advanced Director’s Credential. Terri has served on multiple SGMS committees and is our school’s Accreditation Chair. Terri has also been serving as an IMC Accreditation Commission member since 2017 and joins verification teams for accreditation visits to other schools when time allows. Terri finds joy in nature and in working with adolescents who are finding their individual strengths, discovering possibilities, and moving toward new purposes.