Aug 17, 2017 - Thursday
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Our Staff

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Ms. Feri

Administrator

feri@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Feri has been working in education for decades.  As both an administrator and an educator, she is loved and respected.  Ms. Feri received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.  She has worked with children her entire life.  As an educator, she has a passion for learning and teaching.  Although Montessori Children’s Academy has been in Downey since 1968, Ms. Feri did not become the administrator until 1996.  She performed a complete makeover on the school, both in terms of appearance and in terms of

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Ms. Luisa

Director

luisa@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Luisa has been an essential cornerstone in the success of Montessori Children’s Academy.  She has been a director at this school for nearly 20 years.  Her passion for children and education is undeniable.  Ms. Luisa became an educator to provide children with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.   Ms. Luisa has undergone a rigorous training to become certified to teach the appropriate use of Montessori Materials.  One of her major responsibilities at our school is to train all teachers how to properly use all Montessori Materials.  She is

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Ms. Elia

Director

elia@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Elia began working in Montessori Children’s Academy through an ROP program while still enrolled in high school.  She has really come a long way!  She proved herself to be an empathic, caring, nurturing young individual with a drive to be an educator.  She is loved and respected by those who work with her and by those who learn from her.  With over a decade of experience in the field of education, we are proud to have Ms. Elia as the director of South Gate Montessori.  She is compassionate and children

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Ms. Eva

School Secretary

eva@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Eva fulfills an important role for our school.  She not only performs as our school secretary, but she is the main point of contact for teachers and parents.  Ms. Eva is responsible for helping our school run efficiently and effectively.  We are happy to have her as a member of our team. Fun facts about Ms. Eva: Her favorite subject in school was language arts If given the opportunity to travel, Ms. Eva would go all over Asia.  She is mesmerized especially by South Korea One of her passions includes

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Ms. Nicole

Administrative Assistant

nicole@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Nicole has been a part of our team for nearly 15 years.  Before Montessori Children’s Academy downsized, Ms. Nicole was the teacher for our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University of Long Beach and also has her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.  Currently, Ms. Nicole is responsible for all things regarding social media, networking, and marketing.  She is currently working to obtain licensure by the state of California to become a

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Ms. Bruins

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade

bruins@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Bruins has been a teacher for over 20 years.  Initially, she attended California State University of Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice, but somehow, she found herself standing in front of a classroom.  We are fortunate she became an educator!  She became a teacher because she discovered that she enjoys helping children learn.  Ms. Bruins, like most passionate teachers, enjoys knowing that she can make a difference in a child’s life.  Ms. Bruins teaches 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade class at our school.  One of

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Ms. Massiel

Ms. Massiel

1st and 2nd grade

massiel@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Massiel is our 1st and 2nd grade teacher.  She received her BA degree from CSULA and has been a wonderful asset to our school. Ms. Massiel has been with MCA for over 15 years.  She pursued teaching to make a difference in children’s lives.  Her favorite aspect of teaching is enriching young minds and her goal for her students is to help them gain personal growth and develop their sense of self-worth. Some fun facts about Ms. Massiel: Her favorite class as a student was reading She would love to

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Ms. Alexis

Kindergarten

alexis@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Alexis is truly a one-of-a-kind teacher!  She always knew she would find herself helping others and truly enjoys making a difference in peoples’ lives.  We are fortunate that Ms. Alexis has been with us for nearly two decades.  She is a Montessori certified teacher and is responsible for training all staff members how to appropriately use Montessori Materials.  Ms. Alexis is important to our school as well as to our kindergarten students.  It is through her class and curriculum that children blossom and prepare themselves for elementary school with

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Ms. Anna

Pre-Kinder

anna@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Anna has taught at our school for over 10 years.  She is empathic, caring, and creative.  Ms. Anna enjoys sharing her knowledge in order to teach others.  She has experience working with children of all ages.  One of her goals in the classroom is to make learning fun without compromising the learning process.  Our students are fortunate to have Ms. Anna as their teacher  and we as a school are fortunate too. Some fun facts about Ms. Ana: Ms. Anna loves science, but above all, she has always loved art

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Ms. Claudia

Preschool

claudia@montessorilearners.com

Ms. Claudia has been a teacher at Montessori Children’s Academy for 10 years.  She is a kind-hearted teacher with passion and patience. These are the reasons her preschool children love her.  One of her goals as our preschool teacher is to help your kids become more independent.  It is in her class where children develop their social and verbal skills.  Ms. Claudia is certainly an important team member to us. Some fun facts about Ms. Claudia: Ms. Claudia loved reading and language arts classes as a student Her ideal vacation destination is

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What Our Parent's Say

My daughter loves going to this school. The teachers are fabulous, very caring and focused on my child’s academic, social and overall learning skills. Her Pre-K experience was outstanding and now that she’s in kindergarten, she is experiencing growth in reading, writing and social skills.  I like the fact that they have a chef to cater meals for all the children.  The school is so CLEAN!  This is an elite private school in Downey — Ms.Dey, President, Iffel International Inc.

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What Our Student's Think

I like Montessori because it’s a great place to learn.  My favorite subject is math.  My teacher is very nice to everyone.  I learned so much from Montessori that I will be a great expert at everything when I grow up.  When I grow up, I want to be a singer and a teacher.

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