Board members

Jeroen Gremmen

I was born in 1982 ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. I have been working as a Montessori Physical Educator since 2007. Besides teaching I organize many trips. As a P.E. teacher I know: sports bring people together!

Organizing a worldwide sports event has been a dream of mine for a couple of years now. October 2018 – at the Montessori Europe conference in Sofia, Bulgaria – several colleagues of all around the world expressed their interest in such an event. Together with my colleague Roelant we made this dream grow. I am chasing my dream by organizing the Global Montessori Games!

Roelant Wijngaards

Roelant Wijngaards, born in 1981 in Beek-Ubbergen near Nijmegen, The Netherlands, has been an integral part of the Montessori College in Nijmegen for many years. Initially, he served as an English teacher. In 2018, he expanded his role by taking on the position of coach within the new Agora education form. Alongside his teaching responsibilities, Roelant contributes to shaping the educational landscape at Montessori College through both his instructional and coaching roles. Additionally, he serves as a board member of Montessori Europe, fostering connections among Montessori educators across Europe and beyond.

Drawing from his extensive experience in facilitating international student exchanges, Roelant understands the significance of cross-cultural learning. Together with his colleagues Jeroen and Aiden, he co-founded the association GAMES.

Aiden Bloodworth

I am from Bristol, England. I am a teacher with experience in different countries, including the UK,

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and China. I have taught every level from kindergarten to college and numerous subjects, including English, science, media and PE.

I met Jeroen and Roelant, while attending the Montessori Europe conference, and witnessed the birth of the Global Montessori Games. Due to my international connections, and the enthusiasm I had for the event, I was invited to join and help achieve our goal- to connect people through sport and education.