30Years

Meet the Team

The experts of Montessorians United bring with them rich and hands-on experience in the field of Montessori education method. They are recognized as the leaders in the early child education field due to their outstanding quality of work during the past three decades. Their mission is to bring the benefits of Montessori education to the world.

MuniraAkhtar

Munira Akhtar

Founder & Course Director

Munira Akhtar has 23 years of experience in Montessori education and school management. She has diplomas from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and KPAMRC (Diploma in Special Education) to support her passion.

Passion:  To spread the awareness of Montessori method of education

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Geetha Viswanathan

Subject Matter Expert

Geetha Viswanathan is a research Director at Indian Holistic Medical Academy and comes with 33 years of rich experience in the field of holistic medicine. She has also worked extensively with special children, especially children with Autism.

Passion: Children health, wellness and fitness

Kaushy Lal

Kaushy Lal

Subject Matter Expert

Kaushy Lal has 30 years of rich experience in the field of Montessori Education in the Indian environment. She has a B.Sc. degree and a diploma in pre-primary and primary Montessori Method of Education from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Passion:  To share her expertise in Montessori child development philosophy

ReshmiBasu

Reshmi Basu

Subject Matter Expert

Reshmi Basu has 25 years of experience in teaching various age groups at the pre-school level. She is the founder-director of Ankur Montessori school in Bangalore. She has an M.Sc. in Zoology and a diploma in Montessori Method of education from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

Passion: To ensure freedom for learning in a complete Montessori environment

Rajalakshmi

Rajalakshmi Sivaramakrishnan

Subject Matter Expert

Rajalakshmi Sivaramakrishnan has spent 23 years in early childhood education. She is the founder-director of CREAT institute and is also associated with Montessorians United. She holds a post graduate diploma in childcare and a diploma in Montessori Method of Education from American Montessori society (AMS).

Passion: To use Montessori material for assisting special needs of children

Mahalakshmi

C.N. Mahalakshmi

Subject Matter Expert

C.N. Mahalakshmi has spent 20 years in working with children. She is an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained Montessorian and currently runs a Montessori training program at Dhaya Dheeksha Institute of Education, Coimbatore. She specializes in Yoga for children.

Passion: Inventing ways to educate children with Montessori method

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Salma Mashood

Subject Matter Expert

Salma Mashood has 30 years of hands-on experience in pre-school teaching. She specializes in pre-primary learning and is the founder of Sugar Dumpling Playschool, Bangalore.

Passion: Preschool teaching and yoga for children

UmaDevi

Uma Devi

Subject Matter Expert

Uma Devi has 16 years of experience in teaching various age groups at the pre-school level. She is the founder-director at Arambha Montessori House of Children, Bangalore. She holds a bachelor's degree in Law and a master's degree in Personnel Management. She has a diploma in pre-primary and primary Montessori Method of Education from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Passion:  Sensorial and Mathematical learning

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Rabia Kausar

Subject Matter Expert

Rabia Kausar has spent 14 years as a pre-school Principal at Bright Sparks Montessori House of Children. She conducts Montessori training programs at Mount Carmel college, Bangalore. She holds a diploma in Montessori Education from Indian Montessori Training Centre (IMTC), Bangalore.

Passion: Working with children of pre-primary age group

Sudha

Sudha Uthapa

Subject Matter Expert

Sudha Uthapa has 18 years of experience in working with children and is the co-founder of Prathama Montessori. She holds a bachelor of arts degree and a certificate in the Montessori Method of Education.

Passion: To assist the children in learning language phonetically using Montessori materials

Lubna

Lubna Sultana

Subject Matter Expert

Lubna Sultana has spent 8 years as a Montessori teacher in pre-schools. Currently, she teaches at St. Francis pre-school, Bangalore. She holds diplomas in Learning Disability and pre-primary and primary Montessori Method of Education from Indian Institute of Montessori studies (IIMS).

Passion: Teaching children

Rekha

Rekha Ishwardas

Subject Matter Expert

Rekha Ishwardas is the Principal at ILM Montessori House of Children. She has a post graduate diploma in specific learning disability from UK and a diploma in Montessori Method of Education for pre-primary and primary.

Passion: Child care and teaching

Revathi

Revathi Sivananda

Subject Matter Expert

Revathi Sivananda has 15 years of rich experience in pre-school teaching and financial management. She has completed her B.Com. degree and holds a Montessori Certification from Bangalore.

Passion: Montessori method of education

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Malini Rao

Subject Matter Expert

Malini Rao owns and manages Chimply Fun, a pre-school. She started the school 11 years ago in Bangalore and implemented Montessori Method and Waldrof Pedagogy. She also has 10 plus years of experience in advertising and marketing. She has a master's degree in Marketing Management.

Passion: To teach children with care and proven techniques

Rahmat

Rahmat Merchant

Subject Matter Expert

Rahmat Merchant was a journalist for over a decade, and has worked with advertising agencies, NGOs, and corporates in the capacity of a writer. Presently, she owns a book store and conducts English language training. She holds a post-graduate degree in English from the University of Madras.

Passion: Reading and writing

Monika

Monika Gupta

Subject Matter Expert

Monika Gupta has worked for a decade in the learning and development domain through IT-enabled services. She is also a keen learner of Maria Montessori philosophy. She has a post graduate degree in Finance and a post graduate diploma in Intellectual Property Rights. She also has certifications in IT support and Montessori Methods.

Passion: Training and development through IT-enabled services and Montessori Philosophy.