Telfair Primary Staff

Our Staff


Lead Teacher

Ms. Farkhanda Iqbal

Farkhanda Iqbal is a Montessori educator and has been teaching for 28 years. She is a self-motivated and collaborative person who loves to work in a team.

After her undergraduate degree, she started her career as a teacher in a renowned school in Pakistan (Beaconhouse School System). She also attended several Montessori workshops including one by Mrs. Gool K. Minwala who studied and worked with Maria Montessori. 

She is fortunate to have completed two Montessori credentials, one from NAMC (North American Montessori Center) for the 3-6 years age group and one from AMS (American Montessori Society). She is passionate about teaching, and working with children is a joy for her. 

Lead Teacher

Ms. Zohra Hirani

Meet Zohra Hirani- an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) trained teacher and holds a Master’s in Education from Texas Southern University. She is the Lead Teacher of the Primary 2 (P2) environment at Casa Dei Bambini Montessori – Telfair campus.

She has loved every minute of her work – especially to observe the children reach their milestone and how they develop themselves as an individual. She had many great teachers who she valued not only as educators but also as strong and compassionate role models. She has eight years of teaching experience and dedicated six-year being a part of the Casa family. She is excited and looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey.

“The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.” — The Absorbent Mind

Lead Teacher

Ms. Shazia Zehra

Shazia Zehra is a certified AMI teacher, with 15 years of experience in teaching. Shazia joined Casa in 2014 and is currently teaching Primary 3. After completing her Bachelor of Arts, Shazia’s childhood dream of teaching lead her to Montessori training. During her training, she had the privilege to train under the supervision of Mrs. Gool K Minwalla, who received official training from Maria Montessori.

One of Shazia’s favorite quotes from Maria Montessori is, “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” This captures Shazia’s passion for being a part of your child’s life and to see them grow and develop not only physically, but emotionally, socially, and academically. As a Montessori teacher, she acts as a facilitator. She encourages young children to explore and uncover their surroundings and strives to constantly maintain an environment that keeps the joy of discovery kindled!

Lead Teacher

Ms. Nadia Rehman

Nadia Rehman is an educator, mentor, and certified AMS Teacher. She has over 27 years of experience in the Montessori environment. She comes to school with a big smile and a positive attitude. She is a true believer of the Montessori philosophy, which reflects in her classroom (P4). With every student, she individualizes their learning with the goal for them to become lifelong learners and problem solvers. Mrs. Nadia believes in creating an environment where there are many opportunities for children to learn and explore. She also believes in having the parents involved in the child’s learning process to help the child foster independence, confidence, and help them become future leaders.

“Within the child lies the fate of the future.”
― Maria Montessori

Lead Teacher

Ms. Reenu Saini


Reenu Saini is a lead teacher in Primary 4. She’s certified Montessori teacher and been teaching for 4 plus years in Casa Dei Bambini.

She’s a firm believer in Montessori methods of teaching and enjoy working with children and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve success academically, socially, and emotionally. She believes in maintaining a happy, positive working environment. She loves helping children to solve conflicts peacefully, care for themselves and the environment and become responsible global citizens. Her teaching passion and commitment has grown with every year. She is excited and looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey and share her knowledge to contribute to their overall development.

“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”– The Absorbent Mind

Lead Teacher

Ms. Reshma Charania

Ms. Reshma Charania has been with Casa Dei bambini since last two years. She was assisting in P7 in 2021 and this year she is interning in P1 with Miss Farkhanda Iqbal.

She has completed two Montessori credentials. She received her first Credentials from NAMC (NorthAmerican Montessori Center for 3-6 years old and currently she is with Houston Montessori center and is working towards getting AMS certification in Early childhood.

Ms. Reshma believe that a Montessori teacher must embody Montessori principal and be a good role model for their student. Being polite, humble, curious, peaceful, grounded and honest helps show student what is expected of them and their behavior. Her Mantra is Follow the child, which says that teacher or the guide observe their students and students lead themselves.

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being”.

― Maria Montessori

Lead Teacher

Ms. Sidra Iqbal

Sidra Iqbal is the lead teacher in Primary 5. She is very happy to be part of the Casa family. She has been working in Casa Dei Bambini for seven years and is looking forward to a wonderful school year. Teaching is her passion and she believes in children’s independence and freedom of choice. She has completed her Montessori training from Houston Montessori Center, and is very excited to share her knowledge with your children.

“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit .” Maria Montessori

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Mehrun Nayani

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Yan Zhou

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Sonia Manesia

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Manizeh Motani

primary Aftercare lead 1:

Ms. Abida Arastu

Primary Aftercare Lead 2:

Ms. Sherry Sethna

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For 2022 – 23 School Year


20211 South University Blvd,
Missouri City , TX 77459
Phone : 281-261-CASA (2272)


108 Telfair Central Blvd,
Sugar Land , TX 77479
Phone : 281-207-9700