Ms. Laura, Director and Primary Montessori Teacher
Ms. Laura is the Director of our school and is also the certified Montessori teacher of our Primary class (with children age 3 through 6). She has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree and has American Montessori Society (AMS) credentials in both Primary (age 2.5 – 6) and Infants & Toddlers (birth – 3). She also has an AMS Montessori Administrator Credential. She is qualified by the state of Maryland to be a lead Infant, Toddler, and Preschool teacher, and also to be a Director of a Montessori school in Maryland and has several years of experience doing these things in Montessori schools. She enjoys being a collaborative leader and cultivating a positive environment for adults and children. She has much successful experience working with children and adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD and with children who are gifted and talented, and oversees our curriculum, which optimizes children’s strengths and facilitates Achievement in positive inspiring ways.
Ms. Patty, Assistant Director
Ms. Patty is the Assistant Director of our school and is also one of our Infant teachers. She has been working in the field of Montessori education and administration for over 18 years, and she has been an integral part of our school for the last 8 years. She is also a certified Infant, Toddler, and Pre-School teacher and has a RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) certification. When engaging and interacting with the infants and toddlers, she enjoys teaching them sign language. When Ms. Patty is not in school, she enjoys doing glass art, singing, playing tennis and badminton, and spending time with her husband, adult children, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Ms. Celine, PM Assistant Director and PM Primary Teacher
Ms. Celine, has a Bachelor’s degree and speaks fluent French and English. She enjoys watching the children she teaches achieve things, spending time with her family, cooking, and going on nature walks in the morning.
Ms. Daisy, Teacher
Ms. Daisy is one of our Infant and Toddler/Pre-Primary teachers working with children from 2 months through 3 years of age. She has worked at our school since 2013. Ms. Daisy delights in working with the younger children . . . enjoying their energy and curiosity, as well as how everything is new to them.
Ms. Estella, Teacher
Ms. Estella is one of our Infant and Toddler teachers. She has worked with us since 2015. She is especially valued for the calm demeanor she maintains with the children. When she is not working here, Ms. Estella enjoys working with children with special needs, exercising, and traveling. Ms. Estella speaks fluent Spanish and English.
Ms. Lilia, Teacher
Ms. Lilia is one of our Infant teachers. She has a Bachelor’s degree and she has cared for young children in this area since 2004. Ms. Lilia is especially valued for her gentle manner and warmth she shows for the infants in her care. Ms. Lilia speaks fluent Spanish and fluent English. She enjoys playing volley ball and table tennis
Ms. Margarita, Teacher
Ms. Margarita is one of our Infant teachers. She has cared for young children for many years. Ms. Margarita’s gentle personality provides a nurturing environment for our children. Ms. Margarita speaks both fluent English and Spanish and enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Ms. Lizzy, Teacher
Ms. Lizzy is one of our Infant and Toddler teachers. She has an Associate’s degree and is very close to finishing her Bachelor’s degree. Ms. Lizzy enjoys running and has a black belt in Karate.
Ms. Maryam, Teacher
Ms. Maryam is one of our Toddler teachers. She has a Bachelor’s degree and speaks fluent Farsi and fluent English.
Ms. Nazia, Aide
Ms. Nazia is one of our Infant and Toddler teachers. Ms. Nazia enjoys working with young children and enjoys also spending time with her own daughter and husband.
Ms. Nahar, Aide
Ms. Nahar has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. She speaks fluent Bengali and fluent English. She used to work in the American Embassy in Bangladesh and enjoys working with children.
Ms. Siraj, Aide
Ms. Siraj is one of our assisting teachers. She speaks fluent Hindi and English. She enjoys spending time with her family and she enjoys working with children. She also enjoys playing Chess.
Ms. Marbely, Aide
Ms. Marbely has a Bachelor’s degree and speaks fluent Spanish and fluent English. She enjoys working with children in our Spanish Immersion Program, singing and dancing, and sewing.
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