Riverstone – Primary

Our Staff

Primary

Lead Teacher

Ms. Salimah Noorani

I have always wanted to work in the education field. With these hopes in mind, I received a B.Sc. in Home Economics. I later got involved in the family’s business. Yet my heart remained with the desire to teach young children. I actively participated and volunteered at my children’s school in different capacities. After moving to Houston, I joined Casa Dei Bambini as an assistant teacher and worked my way up to become a primary lead teacher, earning my Early-Childhood redentials from the Houston Montessori Center. Day by day I am constantly learning while studying to become the best teacher I can possibly be. I am passionate about providing each child with the opportunity to extend their horizons; to explore, discover, express themselves, and become independent thinkers and life-long learners while teaching them valuable life lessons that will guide them through their everyday life.

Lead Teacher

Ms. Kimberly White

Hello, my name is Kimberly White. I am originally from Indiana but currently reside in Katy Texas. I attended Indiana State University studying horticulture. I received my Montessori teaching certificate in 1995 and have been teaching since then. The Montessori philosophy has been an extremely fulfilling experience for me as well as for my class. It is my mission to provide a living and enriching Montessori environment. It is always a pleasure to get to know each child as an individual and to work as a team with his/her parent to help unveil their child’s truest potential. I am looking forward to having you join me in assisting your child discover their greatest mission, the development of themselves. This is my 10th year at Casa and I’m looking forward to many more.

Lead Teacher

Ms. Reenu Saini

My name is Reenu Saini. I am a graduate from India. I have 3 children (13 years old, 15 years old and 20 years old) and currently living in Katy. I came into contact with Montessori world when my youngest child was 3 years old and saw the wonders it did. I got my certification in Early Childhood Education from American Montessori Society. It’s my second year working with Casa family and I’m enjoying every moment of it. I’m a firm believer in Montessori methods of teaching and enjoy working with children and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve academically, socially and emotionally. There’s so much I’m looking forward to in the coming year! I can’t wait to get to know your child and share my knowledge to contribute to their overall development. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Lead Teacher

Ms. Namrata Soni

My name is Namrata Soni and I am a part of Casa Dei Bambini since January 2011. I started as an assistant teacher and slowly developed the love for Montessori Method. I realized that children understood the abstract concepts so easily and naturally with the help of beautiful Montessori materials in a well prepared environment. I decided to pursue my certification and got my Early Childhood Credentials from the Houston Montessori Center in 2013. As a result of my training and work experience in a Montessori classroom, I strongly believe that Montessori education provides the most natural way for children to learn and grow as unique individuals. The children become confident, independent and lifelong learners. It is exciting to see the growth each child makes in three years and I can’t wait to be a small part of their journey.

Intern

Ms. Nidhi Khurana

My name is Nidhi Khurana and I have a Masters in English. I have been at Casa Dei Bambini for approximately 5 years. I took a break last year and completed my Child Development Associate certification and also did my Montessori Training in Early Childhood. When I am at home, I love to read and spend time with my family and two dogs. I am very excited to work as an Intern with Ms. Namrata this year. I can’t wait to start the school year learning and growing with your kids!

Lead Teacher

Ms. Shaira Lallani

My name is Shaira Lallani and I have been a teacher at Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School since 2012. I have been teaching as a Primary Montessori teacher for over 35 years.

I have completed my A.M.I (Association Montessori International) in 1978 and earned the Primary Diploma from Karachi, Pakistan, Besides the Montessori credentials, I also earned my Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Karachi in Education and Psychology.

I truly believe in the Montessori Philosophy because it is based on the child’s developmental needs for freedom within limit and provides each child the opportunity to grow and fulfill their highest potential. I look forward to working with your child and also continuing to be part of the CDB Community.

Lead Teacher

Ms. Rana Hakam

My name is Rana Al-Hakam. I hold a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and received my early childhood certification from Houston Montessori Center. I have 12 years of overall teaching experience for ages 2 to 15 years old. This is my fourth year at Casa Dei Bambini.

“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society “

Maria Montessori

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kajal Patel

My name is Kajal Patel. I have diversified experience working in Canada and India. I am holding Degree in  Bachelor of commerce & Diploma in Naturopathy. I have been with Casa Dei Bambini Montessori since 2018 as primary assistant teacher. My hobbies are spending quality time with my family, reading , and learning new skills apart from working with young kids. I am excited to help kids to shape them for bright future while providing safe learning environment.

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Inosha Rathnasekara

My name is Inosha Rathnasekara. This will be my second year as a primary assistant teacher at CDB Riverstone Montessori. I was born and raised in Sri Lanka. I graduated from College of Sri Lanka and had one year of tutoring experience for elementary school students. My husband and I moved to Japan in 2002 and I am fluent in speaking and writing in Japanese. In 2014, we moved to Houston from Japan. My favorite hobbies are drawing, cooking, spending time with my children, and flower arrangement. I consider myself lucky to be able to assist your child, as it is a Joy and blessing to work with children.

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Zahra Punjwani

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For 2020 – 21 School Year

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Missouri City , TX 77459
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