About Teachers

Viera - Principal/Casa Head Teacher

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 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 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 real personalities though gentle and supportive guidance.

Asia - Music Teacher

Asia is a deeply devoted and enthusiastic music teacher. She is having an extensive and varied experience of teaching music for both pre-school and school-aged children as well as adults.

The music is her life-long passion and she successfully completed over 15 years of education in music, when she finish her education as Teacher of Music and Singing with diploma from the prestigious Pedagogical University in Belarus.

Asia is an extremely talented music teacher and her specialty is teaching of piano, keyboard and manual organ as well as a music theory, while she has the natural ability to explain different music materials. She is responsible, reliable and fair, very well organized as well as communicative.

She genuinely believes that music plays an important role in children's life and development. Asia loves to work with young children and while tremendously enjoying working with them, she has a delicate psychological approach and is able to develop a creative, light and lovely atmosphere on her lessons.

Asia worked for several years as music teacher in kindergartens. She was responsible for teaching songs, dancing, playing music instruments and dramatic play. Asia even organized and conducted music opera for little children. Later she took over the responsibilities as piano, keyboard and organ teacher, teaching also theory and history of music in Belarus and Israel. Asia also prepared music material and audiovisual aids for teaching keyboards.

Presently, she is working as piano teacher at education centers and music conservatories in Toronto. Asia also used to prepared music compositions for gymnasts and she is presently working as accompanist for Ballet and Artistic Gymnastics.

Since May 2013, we have a privilege to work with her as our music teacher.

Joan - Pottery Art/Clay Classes Teacher

With an honours degree in Fine Arts and B. Ed from the University of Toronto, Joan taught for 32 year career as a high school Visual Arts teacher, and a Department Head.

She has taught all aspects of the High School Visual Arts Curriculum including, ceramics and sculpture in clay. Joan has also been involved in much curriculum planning, writing and revising curriculum both for her board and the Ministry of Education over the years.

As professional artist, besides pottery and ceramics, her forte is painting in oils and acrylics. She has been in several group shows and has joined and exhibited with The Bayview Art Tour, The North Toronto Group of Artists as well as The North York Visual Artists.

In April, 2007, she was featured in a solo show at The Faculty Club of the University of Toronto.

She also does workshops for small groups of adults. Joan's work is in many private collections.