Casa Vista Montessori Preschool

Our Team

Richa Kapoor
Richa is the school's executive principal. She has 17 years of teaching experience from Activity Infant School Montessori Internationale. She completed her graduation from Mumbai University and pursued a diploma in Montessori education from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Richa is recognised for pedagogical best practices, honesty and integrity. She has a keen eye to observe children and their developments. In the past Richa has formed strong, lasting relationships with parents and at Casa Vista, she is responsible for the day to day interactions with parents. She is also responsible for school decision making, recording and reporting student progress along with administrative work.

Karishma Shah
Karishma is a trained Montessori teacher, having acquired the AMI training from Ratan Tata Institute. She completed her BMS from H.R. College and thereafter pursued from University of Mumbai. She tried her hand at understanding documentation required for export firms and gained an experience in making stock reports for IIJS (Indian International Jewellery Show). She also worked in a Jewellery store for a period of 1 year as a sales associate. However, she felt that her true calling and career path was in educating and being with young children.

In the past, Karishma volunteered as a teacher at Aakanksha Foundation, where she delivered Math lessons to students of higher grades. She then started her teaching journey from Activity Infant School Montessori.

She is quite enterprising and ambitious as a person. Karishma also has her personal entrepreneurial venture by the name of Dream Frostings, a home-based baking company. Some of her hobbies include, practicing Manipuri dance form, art, trekking and reading. Karishma has joined us as a teacher in the primary section.

Jeena Sayani
Jeena acquired a masters degree in microbiology and has worked with Canadian and UK based Pharmaceutical companies for a period of 5 years. Having a firsthand experience with her daughter, she was driven to pursue teaching as a profession. She has had many years of work experience with young children from reputed schools such as; Kiddies Corner and Activity Infant School Montessori. Jeena is passionate about dancing, playing music and throw ball.

She is currently pursuing her Diploma in Early child Care Education. Her quality of being extremely patient, caring and her ability to engage students into learning, makes Jeena a best fit into our toddler program.

Pritha Sorap
Pritha is a Montessori trained directress who has obtained her teaching certificate from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). She graduated with a B.A. degree from Mangalore University and worked for a brief period with a Travel and Tourist company. Pritha’s love for being with children compelled her to pursue the teaching profession. She has had hands-on experience with the toddlers during her tenure at Da Vinci Montessori School. Pritha also brings in her ability to work with and teach children who have learning delays. She is a mother of two children and has joined Casa Vista Montessori as a facilitator for the toddlers program.

Priyanka Somaiya
Priyanka is a qualified Montessori directress, who has had former practice in teaching toddlers at Da Vinci Montessori School. Her true passion for working with children has not only helped her develop new skills but also gain knowledge by following principles of other reputed courses such as Infant Siddha Program and Waldorf method of education. Priyanka has also acquired training in Nero-Linguistic Program for children. Formerly, she served as a volunteer at NGO’s which include Smile Montessori and Rishi Gurukulam. Priyanka continues to work with Buzzing Bees, preparing summer camp programs for children across age groups. Her experience and enthusiasm with young children makes her a perfect fit into our Montessori toddlers program.

Zoya Kamani
Zoya completed her AMI Assistant Montessori Teacher’s course held at RTI in May 2017. She was raised in Dubai and moved to India in 2001. She developed keen interest in teaching at an early age. Zoya is extremely observant, a keen listener and patient with children. She believes in giving children opportunities that allow them to gain independence. Her personal interests are; reading, floral decoration and she is also passionate about animals. Zoya has joined us as an assistant teacher in our Montessori toddler program.

Pooja Kanugo
Pooja graduated in Commerce from K.C. College, Mumbai and has briefly worked as an accountant. Pooja’s sheer passion for drawing helped her pursue an Elementary Course in Arts conducted by Directorate of Art, Maharashtra State. She also participated in Akil Bhartiya Nagrik drawing and handwriting competition where she scored an ‘A Grade’ at the State level. Soon after, she earned a Montessori Directress Certification from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and now she works as a primary facilitator at Casa Vista Montessori. Her ability to conceptualise, plan and execute art activities adds another layer of responsibility of conducting the art program at school.

Mahenoor Nursumar
Mahenoor is trained in the Montessori Method of education from Ratan Tata Institute. She passed out from Walsigham School and thereafter pursued a degree in Arts. Her interest in Montessori is rooted since childhood, as she comes from a family that practices the Montessori philosophy of independence, learning with and from others. Mahenoor is extremely patient around children and passionate about learning. She has joined our Montessori primary program as an assistant teacher.