TEAM


SSMS is very proud to introduce you to our Administrative team. 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 then obtained a Master’s degree from 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. She has a son, now in middle school, who was fortunate enough to have grown up in a Montessori environment. Having been at a renowned Montessori school all the way from Toddler thru Primary, his foundation is strong! 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. Along with the responsibility of SSMS, she also runs a successful apparel business.

 

aparna@steppingstonemontessori.com

Cathy Mauragas

Ms. Cathy has over 40 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 25+ years. Ms 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 has done an exceptional job in being a part of a community 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