Teacher Bios

Toddler Community:

 

Toddler 1

Anna  Rubin  : Guide/Lead Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

  • Aleema Farooqui            Assistant
  • Shirisha Choppakatla     Assistant
  • Yanaig Fleitas                     Assistant

 

Toddler 2

photo-7   Juana Wiggington: Guide/ Lead Teacher

Ms. Juana joined MHFC in 2006. She has an Associate Degree in Theology from Maranatha Institute and earned her AMS Associate Infant and Toddler Certification from the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Juana is passionate about faith, family, friendship and working with toddlers. She is the proud mother of a daughter named Faith.

 

  • Glenda Arias                                          Assistant
  • Juanita Hinojosa                                 Assistant
  • Maria Aguilar                                         Assistant

 

Early Childhood Community:

 

Early Childhood 1

photo-15   Sandy Kabarwal: Guide/Lead Teacher

Ms. Sandy joined MHFC in 2011 after many years of teaching experience both in India and the United States. She has a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and an Associate Degree in Microbiology. She earned her AMS Early Childhood teaching credentials from the Houston Montessori Center. A proud mother of two, Ms. Sandy loves working with children and watching their joy as they discover and learn new things.

  • Ebtisam Agbaria            Assistant
  • Alexandra Röhl              Assistant (Afternoon)

 

Early Childhood 2

Liyuan Jin: Guide/Lead Teacher

Ms. Liyuan joined MHFC in 2013. She has a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M.  She earned her AMS Early Childhood teaching credentials from the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Liyuan believes strongly in the Montessori quote: "it is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child who once he was".

 

 

  • Lima Haikal                      Assistant
  • Parul Thanki                    Assistant (Afternoon)

 

Early Childhood 3

Lakshmi Thirumalai:      Guide/Lead teacher 

Ms. Lakshmi joined MHFC in 2013 after many years of teaching experience both in India and United States. She has a Master's Degree in Management and earned her AMS Early Childhood teaching credentials from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in New Jersey. she is also a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Brain Gym instructor. Her special interest is to facilitate learning for children with learning differences. She enjoys biking, fishing and traveling with her family.

  • Elsa Rodriguez                Assistant  (Afternoon)

 

 

Early Childhood 4

Aruna Alluri:      Guide/ Lead teacher     

Ms. Aruna joined MHFC in 2014. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering and earned her  AMS Early Childhood teaching credentials from the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Aruna is the proud mother of two children.

 

 

  • Yi-Wen (Mimi) Hung         Assistant (Morning)
  • Megan Richards                Assistant  (Afternoon)

 

 

Elementary Community:

 

Lower Elementary

Alma Lloyd:      Guide/ Lead Teacher

Ms. Lloyd joined MHFC in 2011 after many years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, and earned AMS Early Childhood credentials as well as AMS Lower Elementary credentials from Houston Montessori Center.  She is an accomplished artist and illustrator of children’s books.

 

 

  • Francisco Albornoz                Assistant (AMS Certified Lower El Guide )
  • Rosario Via                                Assistant (Afternoon)

 

Upper Elementary

 Gordon Roberson:      Guide/Lead Teacher

 

NaturE

     Angela Pawlak:      Outdoor Nature Guide

Ms. Angela joined MHFC in 2011 after many years of teaching experience at the Houston Zoo, and homeschooling her children. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries and a minor in Elementary Education from Texas A&M as well as   certification in the “Growing Up Wild” program through Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept and certification as an “Certified Organic Vegetable Specialist” through the Urban Harvest program. She has long enjoyed working with children and nature and find great joy in sharing her specialized interests with children.