Our Staff

Children thrive when their teachers are deeply interested and committed to them. Our teachers enjoy working with children and parents to create a warm and consistent environment.
Minakshi Patel

Minakshi Patel is a college graduate, and the mother of two high school students. She has worked with Columbia Montessori for several years, and has completed the Montessori Teachers 2-Year Training program. Her passion for working with children, combined with her unique talent of observing kids allows her to prepare and organize learning materials to meet the children's needs. Her teaching method involves putting enormous trust in the developmental abilities of the children. Her focus is on children learning, not on teachers teaching. With a well-prepared learning environment and an atmosphere of learning, Minakshi can tremendously contribute to your child’s development.

Urvi Pandya

Urvi Pandya is a college graduate, mother of two kids and has completed Certified Teachers Training program. She has worked with Kiddie Academy for several years. She has the unique talent of setting developmental milestones related to childhood learning when preparing age-appropriate instructional activities. She is very enthusiastic, dedicated, and provides sincere commitment to the child's achievement. She is motivated to deliver a well-rounded curriculum that provides a solid foundation for the child's development by proper lesson planning and critical thinking.

Janaki Patel

Janaki Patel is a high school senior who is CPR/First Aid certified. She is organized, reliable, and driven to support the needs of others. She has experience working with children through volunteering with Special Olympics, attending a part time job at Kumon, and a part time job at her Karate studio. Her management skills will allow for her to schedule and host tours when necessary, and provide another mode of instruction.

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