My name is Nicolas Lepine, and I have been involved with Montessori my whole life from student to teacher. My educational background combined with my interests has given me a unique insight for creating fun and engaging Montessori PE lessons.



  • Attended Rogers Park Montessori (Chicago) for kindergarten

  • In grade school and high school played: basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, track and field, soccer, swimming, tae kwon do, fencing, and gymnastics

  • Competitive powerlifter for the past 15 years

  • B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

    • Personal Trainer for four years with the Campus Recreation Department

    • Helped publish research on arterial stiffness and exercise

    • Led group strength and conditioning classes for elderly subjects for research on the effects of exercise mental cognition and memory

  • M.A.Ed. and AMS certificate 6-12 from St. Catherine's University

    • Action research was on the effects of integrating PE with the classroom curriculum

  • Co-Head teacher in a Montessori 9-12 classroom for five years (nine total years of classroom experience)

  • Currently Athletic Director and PE instructor (two years experience)

  • Currently coaching basketball (8 years), volleyball (three years), cross country (one year), and track and field (two years)

  • Presented at the 2017 and 2019 AIMS (Association of Illinois Montessori Schools) conferences as well as the 2018 WMA conference (Wisconsin Montessori Association)

  • In the summer of 2019, taught the full Montessori Physical Education curriculum at the Montessori inštitut, located in Slovenia.