Our Team

Montessori educators are known as “Guides”. Montessori Guides are educated in Montessori philosophy and methodology and have demonstrated the ability, dedication, enthusiasm, and compassion to put the Montessori Method into practice. Guides provide an organized, nurturing environment that creates social independence, focus, and calm, as well as, opportunities for cooperative learning, peer teaching, and emotional development. Using Montessori-designed materials, activities, and experiences, Montessori ONE Academy’s trained Guides foster physical, intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and spiritual development of each child by working with the individual at his or her own pace.

Administration

Tina Patel

Tina Patel

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Christine Parson

Christine Parson

Director

Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell

Enrollment and Communications Coordinator

Emily Chavez

Emily Chavez

Operations Coordinator

Shivaani Gardner

Shivaani Gardner

Operations Coordinator

Elementary

Anne Watkins

Anne Watkins

Lead Guide, Upper Elementary

Gale Martinez

Gale Martinez

STEM Coordinator

Veronica Berano

Veronica Berano

Lead Guide, Lower Elementary

Preschool | Primary

Sachin Devaraja

Sachin Devaraja

Lead Guide, Primary

Pam Ketner

Pam Ketner

Lead Guide, Primary

Jovanna Andrade

Jovanna Andrade

Lead Guide, Primary

Saima Haroon

Saima Haroon

Lead Guide, Primary

Bhairavi Saturdekar

Bhairavi Saturdekar

Lead Guide, Primary

Preschool | Toddler

Jeanne Trujillo

Jeanne Trujillo

Lead Guide, Toddler

Gayle Byers

Gayle Byers

Lead Guide, Primary

Belinda Garcia

Belinda Garcia

Lead Guide, Toddler

Nido

Debbie Alarcon

Debbie Alarcon

Lead Guide, Nido