Primary (Preschool) Team

All of Monarch’s Lead “Guide” teachers have a degree in education or related field and an additional two years of Montessori Teacher training and certification. Montessori teacher training and certification ensures that each teacher is prepared with the latest child developmental research, childhood safety and wellness, childhood learning techniques, classroom design preparation for dynamic learning, communication and leadership skills, and academic Montessori curriculum that prepares students to excel in education and in life.

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” ~ Maria Montessori


Prathima Srinidhi
Prathima SrinidhiPrimary Lead Guide
Bio coming soon
Brisa Devora
Brisa DevoraDual Language Primary Lead Guide
Brisa Devora has always had a passion for working with children. Since her first job babysitting and then her experience raising two children, Brisa has found her calling being a teacher. The Montessori philosophy resonates with Brisa and she is amazed at how students at Monarch are growing their independence at such a young age.  When Brisa is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and being outdoors.
Nicola Podboy
Nicola PodboyPrimary Lead Guide
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Nirmala Gupta
Nirmala GuptaPrimary Lead Guide
Nirmala has over a decade of experience working in Montessori classrooms. Her educational background includes a Bachelor Degree in Business Studies, an Early Childhood Teacher Certificate and Primary Montessori Teaching Certification completion in May 2017. She most values that Montessori method instills in children a love of learning and self-driven learning. That all the Montessori materials and subject matter moves from the concrete to abstract learning and Montessori is designed to make learning fun. Her favorite quote by Maria Montessori says “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
Zoey He
Zoey HePrimary Lead Guide
Zoey has worked in various preschool classrooms before joining the Monarch team. She loves that Montessori encourages students independence, freedom within limits, and respects children’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. While not at Monarch she does photography, graphic design, and paints. She also spends time with her family, and playing mahjong. Her birthday is November 3rd and China is her favorite vacation spot.
Shaudae Bryant- Collins
Shaudae Bryant- CollinsPrimary Assistant Guide
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Laura Guzman
Laura GuzmanPrimary Assistant Guide
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Melissa Guzman
Melissa GuzmanPrimary Assistant Guide
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Valeria Tinajero
Valeria TinajeroPrimary Assistant Guide
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Andrea Ramos
Andrea RamosPrimary Assistant Guide
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Serenity Casillas
Serenity CasillasPrimary Assistant Guide
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