Jul 20, 2019 - Saturday
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Ms. Nicole

Administrative Assistant


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


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

1st and 2nd grade


Mrs. Massiel is our 1st and 2nd grade teacher.  She received her BA degree from CSULA and has been a wonderful asset to our school. Mrs. 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 What she loves best

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Ms. Alexis



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



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



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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Ms. Dolores



Ms. Dolores has been a teacher for 10 years now.  She chose this path because she wants to be a role model for children.  She is a nurturing individual and a pleasure to have as one of our teachers on our staff. Some fun facts about Ms. Dolores: Her favorite class in school was science She has always loved Mexico, especially Cancún Playtime is her favorite time with the students Her all-time favorite hobby is dancing

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Ms. Norma



Ms. Norma has been working with children in the classroom for nearly 15 years.  Her favorite aspect of teaching is witnessing academic growth occurring before her eyes.  Teaching can and does provide instant gratification and there is no other feeling better than teaching a child a skill he or she will never forget.  We are happy to have her as a member of our team. Some fun facts about Ms. Norma: She loves history Her number one destination to visit is Hawaii Playing with the kids is her favorite part of

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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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