About Us


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Nandita Agarwala

A Montessori Educator and director, Nandita Agarwala has dedicated her life to the development of children. She completed her Diploma in Montessori Education in 1987. She subsequently completed the Toddler Montessori Training and Lower Elementary training in India. Nandita completed her Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education certification (Casa) in Toronto in 2006.She has completed her Trainer of trainers’ Course from the Montessori Teachers College, Toronto in 2015 and gives lectures at the college. She has completed the Montessori Dementia training and gives workshops to Montessori Educators and Caregivers in the application of the Montessori philosophy when working with people living with dementia. She is a Director on the board of the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers and is closely associated with the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators, an organization that accredits authentic Montessori Schools across Canada.

Our Team

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Infant RECE

Farrah

I’m Farrah. I have a passion for working with children. I have over five years experience working in Montessori Schools. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Trent University. I have an E.C.E diploma from Durham College. I am also registered with The Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators. My passion for working with children stems from a famous quote by Maria Montessori. The quote states, “Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” Children are truly a blessing and our greatest investment. We should love and respect all children and encourage limitless future potential! I truly believe in this quote with all my heart. It inspires all my interactions with children!

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Toddler Montessori Directress

Geyza Silva

I have been working with children for the past 8 years in Ontario. I am very passionate about what I do. Working with children motivates and energizes me each day. I strongly believe in the Montessori Method of education and I am very determined to provide a safe environment for the children to grow both socially and academically. I am fortunate to be doing something I love in the environment I enjoy.

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Casa

Shweta Kandoi

My name is Mrs. Shweta Kandoi and I am the Casa Directress and Supervisor at Montessori Mantra. I have been with the school since 2013. What kept me at Montessori Mantra is the connection to the school and the unique sense of community that exists among the parents, teachers and students. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in a nurturing, loving environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they work and explore. I look forward to success and new discoveries with an amazing team of teachers at Montessori Mantra. I did my Montessori Early Childhood Diploma Course (MACTE-accredited) through Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institution (2012). I also have my Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in English from India.

Assistants

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SANJIDA CHOWDHARY

Completed her Mother craft home based child care (2009). She has also done the ‘Food service worker’ from Centennial college (2016-2017). Has completed Ontario food handler, first Aid and C P R. Was running her own Wee watch home-based childcare (2009–2016). Was also ‘Lunchroom supervisor’ in Highbush Public School, Pickering (2016-2017) Started work Montessori Mantra at the end of November 2017. She is aiming to start her ECE training from the September 2018.

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Lamia Parvin

My name is Lamia Parvin and I have been working at the Montessori Mantra for about a year now. My experiences at the school have re ignited the passion I have for teaching young children. I previously worked with young children in a learning environment many years ago before I moved to Canada. Montessori Mantra has given me the opportunity to re-enter this field of work and to continue to follow my passion. I completed my Casa Assistants’ Certificate Program from Montessori Teacher’s College in 2017.

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Jyotika Lekh

Hi, my name is Jyotika Lekh and I was a personal support worker before I joined Montessori Mantra. I completed the Casa Assistant’s Course from Montessori Teachers’ College in 2016 and have been working at Montessori Mantra for approximately two and a half years, I love working with children and am very passionate about my job.