About Teachers

Viera - Principal

Viera is experienced and mature Montessori directress, fully devoted, with passion and love, to education of young children. During her entire career, lasting over twenty years, she has been involved in the early childhood education.

She has graduated as Nursery Teacher (ECE) from the prestigious pedagogical academy in former Czechoslovakia, having completed the extensive studies of child psychology and pedagogics. In recognition of her extraordinary educational skills, she has been later appointed as Head of Rational and Education Section of Department of Education and Culture in Kosice, Slovakia.

Viera is a bright observer, able to define child's individual needs. She is sensitive, but firm Montessori directress with tender and respectful approach. High creativity and craftsmanship skills are her natural attributes. Viera is patient, confident and committed in working with young children.

Eager to explore new ideas, she has passed her initial Montessori training (Integrated Education Course) lectured by AMI teacher in Europe (Budapest and Prague). She participated in the unique development of one of the first Montessori schools in Slovakia. The traditional daycare transformed into the unique Montessori school became the great success and immediate gained sound reputation. As enthusiastic Montessori directress, she elaborated great part of Montessori Education Curriculum for the school as well as performed Montessori workshops for teachers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. Being naturally curious, she passed Kinesiologic course - Three in one concept.

She continued with her Montessori training in Canada and was awarded with The Pan American Montessori Society Diploma. She has been teaching as a head directress over 4 years at Montessori schools in Markham and Toronto. Her Montessori training continued and she received The Canadian Montessori Teacher Institute Diploma.

Viera continues exploring new challenging areas and has recently successfully completed course of Autism Interventionist at Seneca College and presently she is enrolled in Autism and Behaviour Science course also at Seneca College.

Viera is the truly complex and extraordinary talented Montessori directress, having deep understanding of Montessori philosophy. She loves and admires children and very naturally encourages them on their path to make discoveries, solve problems and think independently.

Ima (Jung-Im) – Casa Head Teacher

Ima (Jung-Im) is a certified MACTA Montessori teacher and has been teaching children to love learning and be enchanted by nature for over a decade. She holds a Bachelor Degree in English literature and language. Upon her graduation she worked with various age groups from 3 to 15 in English speaking schools in Korea over 4 years.

Then she moved to Dublin, Ireland and remained there for 8 years. Ima believes that childcare is such an important job and Montessori pedagogy is one of the best child centred setting where children can learn and grow in a safe and caring environment. Therefore, she decided to study Montessori pedagogy and attained Montessori diploma from reputable Portobello Institute in Dublin. During her studies, she volunteered at a number of Montessori schools. After the completion of her studies, she worked as a Montessori head directress as well as a toddler teacher for 4 years.

She moved to Toronto in 2017 and successfully transferred her Irish Montessori qualification to MACTA accredited Montessori diploma from Canadian Montessori Teachers Education and has been working as a head Casa Montessori directress since September 2017.

Ima has a lovely gentle manner with the children and the children in her class enjoy her sense of fun. She brings her creativity to the children through art and music. Ima likes to implement various strategies and concepts in the classroom and she is extremely supportive during children’s adaptation to Montessori environment. Children love her reassuring smile as well as soft voice and feel very happy and safe in her classroom. She generates nurturing environment in which every child can grow, build self-confidence and acquire new skills.

Ima is a very open-minded person with high energy and enthusiasm. Having worked in Canada, Ireland, and Korea she can connect with children from many different and diverse backgrounds. She also provides close supervision while giving them the best education possible. Ima believes that the best way to teach and to help children grow is through a well-organised lesson plan and prepared environment which will keep them interested and focused on learning through fun and participation.

Kimberly – Toddler Teacher

Kimberly graduated from Early Childhood Education Program of George Brown College. She enjoys working with children because she believes there is nothing more rewarding than watching children growing and seeing the smile on their faces as they learn and discover new and exciting life experiences, knowing that you had a little part in it.

She has naturally embraced Montessori philosophy and finished her Infant Montessori Toddler course at Toronto Montessori Institute (TMI). She graduated in June 2020.

Kimberly has volunteered in kindergarten classes at her elementary school as well as high school co-op placement at another elementary school. Kimberly has been also working as nanny for couple of different families, most recently being at a family with two young boys, whom she was taking care for over 3 years. She has 4 young nieces and nephews whom she loves spending time with and babysitting most of the weekends.

While working with children of different ages, her natural feeling and passion directed her into taking care for toddler and she really enjoys spending time with young children. Being a very gentle and caring person, respectful to children, she offers them love, encouragement and praise. Kimberly built positive and trusting relationships with all our young children and supports those little ones who need an extra attention.

She enjoys being artistic and loves to paint on her time off. Her incredible creativity is demonstrated in fabulous and inventive art creations prepared by our toddlers as she loves to experiment with various art techniques.

Kimberly continuously maintains a safe and healthy environment, while monitoring proper hygiene. She has great observational skills and able to plan developmentally appropriate activities that spark interest, promote exploration, self-esteem and cooperation.

Children feel very happy and comfortably in her classroom. She generates nurturing environment, where every child can grow, build self-confidence and acquire new skills. With her sensibility and tremendous amount of patience, she is helping young children on their way to develop their full personalities though gentle and supportive guidance.

Amrita - Pottery/Clay Art Teacher

Amrita is multitalented, versatile and diverse artist.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from a bridge program at University of Toronto and Sheridan College. She specializes in Studio Arts and Art History.

Amrita have worked as an Arts Teacher in her community for the past ten years, teaching clay sculpture, painting, drawing, online digital software as well as photography that captures the life itself in its authenticity and sincerity.

She enjoys experimenting in art, which led her to explore different ways of combining paint and collage to create images. Amrita loves to explore world through its colours as each colour evokes a sense of feeling. She is fascinated how certain colour combinations can stimulate a range of responses from an inner sense of peace through to distress.

Her art works have been successfully presented at numerous exhibitions in Toronto and Mississauga.

Amrita enjoys working with children to create a positive and encouraging environment that helps everyone feel confident and comfortable to make art that truly reflects their own artistic genius. Amrita values the process of artmaking and assist each child to create something unique that they feel is important and impactful.

We are proud to have Amrita in our school creating beautiful and keepsake clay art with the children.

Nina - Piano Teacher

Nina is extremely gifted, multitalented, and published artist with deep love for music, painting, poetry and teaching among her other virtues.

Performing at the piano, since the age of 5, everything that Nina does stems from her relationship to the piano. She graduated from secondary music school in Ukraine with a piano and theory major and completed a postsecondary specialized program in theory, piano, voice, composition, and conducting.

Nina is awards and prize-winning classically trained composer, symphony orchestra conductor, classical pianist, musicologist, music theory specialist, educator, and vocalist. She has nearly 30 years of music experience. Nina has performed internationally in various styles and composes piano pieces for other pianists as well. Her music is well spread and recognized over Spotify, iTunes, Amazon as well as YouTube.

Her artistic experience includes solo classical piano recitals, voice and piano recitals featuring her original compositions and performance as lead soloist, choirs, ensembles, and solo vocal performances in various styles.

She holds the Associate Diploma and the Licentiate Diploma (which are the highest academic standings awarded by The Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program in classical piano performance), along with BFA (Honours), MA, and Ph.D. degrees in Music from York University in Toronto. Nina also received The Royal Conservatory of Music Teacher of Distinction award for her piano and music programs.

Her multi-artistic experience enabled her to envision an effective method of teaching and developing musical and artistic talents within children, which in turn inspired her Ph.D. research on her new Integrated Arts Method TM (IAM). She recently published a book, Poems and Art, and a piano performance album, Radiant Classics.

She has researched Montessori method in her doctoral studies in the field of education curriculum, psychology and methodology. She found scientific proof for the effectiveness of Montessori education, which is in line with her own approach.

Teaching arts programs is Nina’s passion. Her teaching expertise includes piano (all levels, including improvisation), theory, voice, songwriting as well as composition.

Nina has retained vivid connection with her inner child, which makes her work with kids especially fun and joyful. She loves teaching children piano, singing and percussion ensemble and choir. She taught in several schools across the world and in Toronto and works with the intention of unlocking creative and mental potential of her students.

We are proud Nina has joined our school and through her piano lessons instills a lifelong love of music in our students.