Hello, my name is Maria. I am a Montessori Directress who enjoys working with children.

I have a B.A. degree in special needs preschool teaching and practical psychology from the Moscow State Pedagogical University. I have worked with typical and special needs preschoolers in both Russian and Canadian kindergartens and preschools for over 20 years. My focus has always been on developing creativity, self-confidence and joy of learning in my students.

I recieved Montessori certificate from the Montessori Institute of America and feel very confident about working on my own. The Montessori system of education is quite unique and inspiring, never keeping me away from learning with children about the world and even about myself on a daily basis.

My goal is to keep children feeling good about themselves and help them to unfold their potential through hands-on experiences in a prepared and regularly updated environment. I dedicate my work to my family, which is loving and supportive, and to Maria Montessori, who discovered the secret of childhood and an incredible way to interact with children.