Telfair Primary Staff

Our Staff


Lead Teacher

Ms. Veena Turakhia

Veena Turakhia is the lead teacher in Primary 1. She has been a Montessori early childhood teacher for the past 20 years, and she has been with CDB Montessori Telfair since its inception. She teaches with the belief that children are limitless in their capacity to learn and grow. With every class and every student, she is honored to be able to take part in their journey to bloom.

She has a Masters and MPhil degree in sociology. She began her teaching journey in 1982, first as a lecturer to undergraduate students and later as a Montessori teacher. She is AMS certified.

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. 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

Lead Teacher

Ms. Mehreen Esani

Ms. Mehreen Esani is the lead teacher in primary 7. She completed her Early Childhood Credential through the American Montessori Society. Her love of Montessori started when her daughter started her first school year in Montessori and it completely changed her personality.  She learned that Montessori education can greatly enhance a child’s curiosity to learn and grow in a safe atmosphere.  Ms. Mehreen believes in supporting each student through individualized instruction based on observation and understanding of learning styles. She feels the Montessori method teaches independence and self-discipline while building curious and life long learners. 

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Mehrun Nayani

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Yan Zhou

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Yasmeen Tharani

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Sonia Manesia

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Manizeh Motani

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Mehjabeen Ali

Aftercare Teacher

Ms. Abida Arastu

Aftercare Teacher

Ms. Sherry Sethna

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Sugar Land , TX 77479
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