Our Faculty

Anthea Montessori has trained and AMS (American Montessori Society) certified teachers, suited to fulfilling your child's every educational need. Anthea Montessori's teachers are keen observers and thoughtful guides, to serve as resources to help children move through the curriculum as they master new concepts and skills.

Mrs. Anupama Rao

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  • Worked as an Assistant Directress for 2 years in a leading Self Learning Montessori Preschool, which included one year of in-house Montessori training
  • Worked for multiple companies in business development and general administration, in USA and India
  • Selected as one of the 13 trainees in the first ever women’s batch of pilots in the Indian Air Force
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology, NMKRV College, Bangalore, India

Mrs. Chitra Raghunathan

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  • Earned the Early Childhood Full Diploma from American Montessori Society (AMS) via Princeton Centre for Teacher Education
  • Worked as a lead teacher at Raritan Valley Montessori School in Bridgewater NJ / USA
  • Worked as a research scientist in various institutes and companies, including Harvard University and Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular biology, University of Toledo, OH / USA

Testimonials


-Amina Satyani, LePort Montessori USA, Lead Directress

It is my great pleasure to write this letter in support of Mrs. Anupama Rao.

I instructed Mrs. Rao for the Montessori course during her tenure in Blue Blocks. She was unquestionably one of the most able students in the group of trainees. Her work in the class consistently reflected a level of insightfulness and attention to detail that is unique to Mrs. Rao. Her reports were always prepared on time, and she stood out among her peers for her eagerness to engage in the process of learning and discovery. Simply put, Mrs. Rao was a true pleasure to have in class.

Mrs. Rao was happy to voice her own viewpoints during class discussions, and often asked me for further clarification of points I covered in my lecture. In addition to her confidence and eagerness to learn, Mrs. Rao also made a good impression on me due to her pleasant personality. Certainly, she seemed to get on well with other trainees and teachers at all times.During her intern as an Assistant Directress, Mrs. Rao had a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with children and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior.

She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. Mrs. Rao can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. She accomplishes these tasks with great initiative and with a very positive attitude. I recommend Mrs. Rao to you without reservation. Based on my observation of her abilities, I strongly believe she has the potential to be an outstanding teacher. I therefore recommend her for the position of a Montessori Directress.

-Lynn Crow, Montessori Instructor, Princeton Center for Teacher Education

I am so happy to hear that you have had a chance to meet with Suchi. I was one of her instructors at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education and also her personal field consultant, which gave me a unique perspective on her Montessori training and a very good opportunity to get to know her. I visited her classroom many times throughout this past year and was witness to her great commitment, energy and clever creativity in the service of the children.

She was always a professional in her demeanor, and frankly most respectful of the needs of the 20+ children in her class, and their families. Due to unusual circumstances, she was asked to take over and direct an established class mid year. She rose to the occasion, and became a strong leader. I know that she is missed at that school. She is clearly in awe of Dr. Montessori's philosophy of early childhood education and most assuredly will strive to introduce this to many children in her teaching career, no matter on which continent she resides. I have no doubts that she will be an asset to any school faculty. She will enjoy the challenge. I urge you to take her on without hesitation.If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Preet Kahlon

Each parent may have a different set of requirements from the school they send their children to. I have two: first to instill a love of learning, and second, to fill in the gaps that my parenting may have.
Anupama thankfully not only met these expectations but exceeded them to a very considerable degree. My son, Manvir, has learnt joyously from her and thrived under her tutelage.
There are certain qualities are are expected from a Montessori teacher, and Anupama has them in abundance. But the qualities that impressed me the most were her single minded dedication and unflagging enthusiasm in leading the children through their learning journey. Her depth of knowledge is commendable but even more so is her faith in the children's ability to learn with ease in a stress free environment.
Another quality of Anupama's that i am most thankful for is her tact in helping me as a parent to rein in my anxieties and guide me to be a better Montessori parent to my children.
Anupama has been a great influence in my child's education and development as a person, I just wish that she could continue to teach him till he goes to college! But since that doesn't seem to be possible I wish her and Aakaar the best in continuing this wonderful journey of helping children and parents maximize their potential.

R.Priya

Miss. Anupama is an enthusiastic directress who is always innovative in her thoughts. She handles the children with great respect. The way she moves with children is amazing and all the children are happy around her. I had great experience of my children working with her. My younger child would love to go to school because of her. she had a great contribution to their spoken language development. She is a very determined person who has the caliber for inculcating lot of positive values in children. The environment is more lively and active in the presence of her. Children would love to listen to her stories, songs, art and craft activities. Her presence in the environment creates positive attitude in the child's mind

Regards,
R.Priya :-)

Prashanthi bandapelly |Mother of arjunbandapelly ( pre k )

I am really thankful to u for making a big difference in my child life, after he joined ur class.He become more expressive, caring,intelligent, outspoken,and enthusiastic.I feel ur d teacher who teaches from the heart and not from the book. The individual attention u give to each child makes them special and talented.

Wishing u all the best for ur future

Dheerander's Parents

As a parent, I cannot express enough love and gratitude to you,who involved in helping to mold and influence my son in such a positive and loving atmosphere. You were a wonderful teacher for DHEERENDER
“I have to let you know what a pleasure it is to drop our son off knowing he's in such capable hands...and to see Suchitra's smiling face...
“His experience with you was so nurturing and stimulating that the transition to Kindergarten was smooth and exciting. He learned the nature of working and sharing with a large group and how to communicate his needs. I feel grateful for the wonderful care my son received from you suchitra
"My son absolutely LOVES you and will be sad to say goodbye when the school year comes to an end. He truly has a great time with you. Thank you!”

Sweety

We can’t say enough about Mrs. Raghunathan. In a short time she has created a life long impact for our son Shlok. Not only did she create a great environment where kids could learn and thrive but they also kept it fun and exciting.We particularly like the fact that she would assess and address every students' individual needs. Mrs. Raghunathan is caring, energetic and enthusiastic about teaching children. She is easily able to navigate her way through the typical childhood disagreements in a very positive way. She has immensely helped with Shlok's self confidence along with his academics.

We miss her in Shlok's life. We would recommended Mrs. Raghunathan to everyone we know. We would like to wish her continued success and the biggest thank you for building such a solid foundation for Shlok's future.

Parents of Shlok

Sincerely,
Sweety