Teacher Bios

Toddler Community:


Toddler 1

Maria Aguilar: Guide /Lead Teacher

Ms. Maria joined MHFC 6 years ago, she has always loved working with children. She believes that love and patience are very important when working with children. Church and her faith in God are two things that are close to her heart. Church is actually where she spends most of her time, working in the Mission’s department. She has gone to four mission trips and each one has been a blessing to her life. She earned her Montessori Teacher Certification during the  2017 summer at Houston Montessori Center.


  • Shirisha Choppakatla     Assistant
  • Yanaig Fleitas                     Assistant


Toddler 2

photo-7Juana 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
  • Beatriz Prado                                        Assistant


Early Childhood Community:


Early Childhood 1

   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
  • Tehmina Jalal                Assistant


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
  • Mabel Chong                   Assistant


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.

  • Anna Rubin                      Assistant
  • Elsa Rodriguez                Assistant



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
  • Megan Richards                Assistant



Elementary Community:


Lower Elementary

Magali Fisher:      Guide/ Lead Teacher

Magali was born in France, and grew up in Latin America. She has a Master Degree in Spanish and Latin American studies as well as a Master degree in Translation from Kent State University, OH. After working as a Teacher of French as a Second Language, then relocating to the USA, and finally working as a project manager in the translation industry, she decided to pursue a teaching certification. She is finishing her certification as a 6-12 Montessori guide at the Gulf-coast Montessori Teacher Education Center.  She has 4 children and loves to bake, to read, gardening, doing yoga,     and exploring nature with her family.


Upper Elementary

 Francisco Albornoz:      Guide/Lead Teacher

Francisco was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a large loving family; he is the youngest of six siblings. After working in the marketing and advertising field for five years, he relocated to the United States. Francisco met his wonderful wife in North Carolina and they have two children. Lucas is 11 years old and Emma is 6 years old, who is a EC member at MHFC. Francisco decided to pursue the field of Montessori Education after spending 15 years participating in the corporate world. He finished Montessori Training in North Carolina in 2010 and helped to establish a Spanish Immersion program at International Montessori School. He has 7 years experience as a lead teacher in a Spanish Immersion Montessori classroom and both of his children have received Montessori educations. He loves to work towards being a balanced person by practicing Yoga, training for Triathlons, and meditating. His family enjoys nature a lot, and likes to camp, explore parks, and bike ride.

  • Maria Alexandra Rhol                Assistant
  • Rosario Via                                    Assistant