Meet Our Exceptional and Caring Staff!

Fiore Montessori School attracts dedicated, highly-qualified faculty and staff. Each Montessori Guide (or teacher) has earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, as well as a graduate level diploma from the Association Montessori International (AMI) for the age level she teaches. In many cases, the Guides also possess a Master’s degree. The AMI training program is a rigorous study of child psychology and development as well as the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy.

Our classroom assistants and support staff are well-educated with passionate interests.  Each member of our team shares a love of children and desire to assist young people so that they develop to their full potential. We maintain regular, in-house staff to assist in our classrooms in the case of an absences so that the children experience seamless consistency from day to day.

Administrative Team

Founder & Head of School: Sandeep Lohia, B.Engineering., B.S., M.B.A.

Director of Operations & Development: Janice Deason 

Administrative Support and Communications Manager: Kelly McDermott, B.S. Early Childhood Administration

Office Manager: Terry Davis, B.S. Business Management

Elementary Team

“Sunflower” Community: Rachel Larson, B.A., M. Ed., Montessori Diploma (elementary), Marla Maca, A.A., Bilingual in Spanish

Children’s House (Primary) Teams 

“Tulip/My Home” Children’s House: Sailini Magapu-Lohia, B.S., M.B.A., Montessori Diploma (primary); Rebecca Pollock, B.S., M.Ed, Montessori Diploma (primary) Lizette Calaro, Bilingual in Spanish

“Lotus” Children’s House: Sandra Caraballo, B.S., M.Ed, Montessori Diploma (primary), Bilingual in Spanish; A. Viviana Rubiano, A.A.S., Bilingual in Spanish

Toddler Community Team

“Lily”: Minaxi Punjabi, Diploma in Technology, Montessori Diplomas (toddler, primary/expected), Karla Chavez, Bilingual in Spanish, Karla Villon, Bilingual in Spanish

“Iris”: Hilary Neumann, Montessori Diploma(Toddler), Katherine Casey, Diana Benavides Acosta, Bilingual in Spanish