Staff

LEAD TEACHER – INFANT MONTESSORI

Miss Madhavi is an AMS certified Infant/Toddler Teacher. She started her career, working with children at a local day care center, and continued on to starting her own home based day care.

She has been an Infant Montessori Teacher for past 6 years at Montessori Children’s House of Loudoun. She loves working with children at that young age, and implementing the Montessori philosophies of independence, sense of community and confidence. She finds their rapid growth and development in the Montessori way of life, immensely gratifying and thus cementing her desire to stay in the infant Montessori environment.

Miss Madhavi loves nature and being outdoors. She greatly enjoys gardening and tending to her plants.


LEAD TEACHER – YOUNG TODDLER MONTESSORI

Miss. Anastasia Smith, an infant/toddler AMS teacher, is the Lead Teacher in our Sakura environment, for young toddlers. She has worked with young children in Montessori and traditional schools for a few years before she joined the Curious Minds as an Assistant Teacher in the Toddler environment. She truly embraced the Montessori philosophy and took her AMS training to be an Infant/Toddler guide in our young toddler environment.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


LEAD TEACHER –TODDLER MONTESSORI

Miss. Lauren Guzman, an infant/toddler AMS teacher, is the Lead Teacher in our Kurinji environment, for older toddlers. She is a mother of two Paul (8) and Mya (13). Besides raising her own children, she has also worked with children for the past 15 years. After she discovered Montessori, her passion for it has grown tremendously! In her spare time she enjoys reading books, hanging out with her kids/family and coaching her daughter’s cheerleading team.


LEAD TEACHER – PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Miss Faezeh is a very passionate Montessori teacher. For her, the joys of teaching include guiding young children through everything, from zipping jackets to becoming young readers, and witnessing their triumphs and successes. She found her way to Montessori through a family member, and was drawn to the teaching method of Maria Montessori during an observation at a Montessori school.

She then earned her AMS Montessori Teaching certificate. She has been a Montessori Teacher for more than 10 years. She has worked at Arris Montessori School and the Boyd Montessori School.

Miss Faezeh loves the fine arts and spends her leisure time doing oil painting on canvas, dried flower collage, and embroidery. She also practices and instructs yoga.


LEAD TEACHER – PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Miss Gabby is an AMS Montessori certified teacher and has been in the classroom since 2011. Her journey began as soon as she stepped in a Montessori classroom and she knew that it was where she belonged. From intricate work materials to the healthy and independent lifestyle, Montessori sets a child up for; she was blown away. She started her work at Fiore Montessori School and then moved on to the Boyd Montessori School.

Having grown up in South Carolina, Miss Gabby loves being outdoors in the warm weather. She enjoys gardening and aiding the children in exploring all that nature has to offer.

Though academics are always important, Miss Gabby believes grace, courtesy, and independence all are essential qualities children must have to fully flourish.

She is also a yoga certified teacher and regularly practices yoga with the children to help strengthen their balance, coordination, and ability to focus. When Miss Gabby’s not in the classroom or practicing yoga, she enjoys hiking, coaching cheerleading, and spending time with her dachshund.