Nikki Hatcher, the Owner and School Directress of The Montessori School of Donelson (MSD), has spent over twenty years working with children and families. At MSD, she has also served as a parent and guide for all age groups since the establishment of the school in 2014. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree and post graduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds a NAMC Montessori Certification for 0-3 years and MACTE Credential for 3-6 years from the Age of Montessori Teacher Education Program. Additionally, she has earned a degree in Montessori studies that is quite recherche', a Master's in Montessori Leadership from Sarasota University. For more than two decades, she has been active in the Nashville community as founder of a local non-profit youth agency and as a Master Gardener Intern for Davidson County, TN. Her professional memberships and affiliations include: American Montessori Society (AMS), American Montessori International (AMI), Montessori Administrators of America (MAA), North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA), Pan American Montessori Society, Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS),The International Montessori Council (IMC), and the Montessori Alliance of TN (MAT).