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SSMS is very proud to introduce you to our Administration and Teachers. All of our Lead Teachers are Montessori trained/certified and experienced.

Aparna A Banka

Ms. Aparna was born and raised in India. She did her undergraduate studies in India and a Master’s degree in Birmingham U.K. She moved to the US in 2003, where she began pursuing her CPA degree. Montessori has been around Aparna and her family for many years now. Her son currently also goes to an AMI Montessori School. Stepping Stone Montessori is a dream venture for Aparna and her family and has been launched in the name of her beloved brother, who is no longer with them. This institute has been created with lots of love, care, and hope for a bright future. Aparna has been working successfully in a family-run Apparel business for the past ten years and has now embarked on this new journey of her life.

aparna@steppingstonemontessori.com

Cathy Mauragas

Ms. Cathy has over 35 years of experience in Preschool Education and the Child Care industry. She has been a teacher in every classroom over the years, as well as a Director for the past 20 years. Cathy believes that the first five years of a child’s life is when the true groundwork for all possible future achievements is made. She is very excited to be a part of a community and philosophy that embraces the child as an individual, recognizes their natural abilities, and encourages life skills. These components build character, self-esteem, and independence.

info@steppingstonemontessori.com