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Merel Brandt Corstius

School Counselor

Joined Riverbend in July 2024

Merel, born in Amsterdam, has a deep connection to Montessori education from her own childhood. She holds a bachelor’s in Montessori education, certification for ages 3-12, and has two decades of teaching experience in the Netherlands and the U.S. In 2020, Merel began an MS in Mental Health Counseling at UMass Boston and a yearlong trainee program at Williams College. She is excited to blend her Montessori teaching passion with her counseling expertise at Riverbend, aiming to create an inclusive and supportive environment for children and families.

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