Courtney B. – Executive Director
Courtney joined the RMA family in 2022. Courtney has been in education her entire career. She has been in school administration since 2010 and has worked with both charter and traditional schools in the K-8 level. Courtney has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Masters in Elementary Ed, and is working on her second Masters Special Education. Courtney also has a Colorado Principal License.
Courtney lives in Centennial with her husband and their daughter is in college.
Sonali M. – Assistant Director
Sonali joined the RMA family in 2013. She has taught in a Montessori classroom environment since 2009. She completed her Montessori certification in Dallas, Texas from the American Montessori Society (AMS) in 2011. She has a Masters’s Degree in Home Economics from India. Ms. Sonali undertook some advanced Math courses to pursue her teaching credentials in California from California State University. Having found her home in the Montessori classroom, she enjoys her work with children from 3-6 years of age. Sonali is a firm believer of the Montessori philosophy and has seen it work with her own two kids.
She lives in Parker with her husband and kids.
Andrea W. – Montessori Primary Teacher – Red Room
Andrea joined the RMA family in October of 2000 and was one of our original kindergarten teachers. She returned to us in 2013 after a six-year hiatus when her family lived in the San Francisco area. She is the Montessori lead teacher in the Red classroom. Andrea’s background includes a B.A. in Elementary Education with a specialization in Kindergarten education from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN. She attended the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies and earned her Montessori certification. She has taught in elementary school and K-2 classrooms.
She lives with her husband and one of her children, while the other is in college. Both children are RMA alumni.
Kris P. – Montessori Primary Teacher – Yellow Room
Kris began her Renaissance Montessori Academy journey in 2017. After spending six years in another Montessori school, she is finally able to work with what she is really passionate about, creativity. Kris helps foster young minds to think in innovative ways. Because of Kris’ over 25 year involvement with children’s art, she knows that art helps children learn better in all disciplines.
Kris’ educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in geography from the University of Calcutta and Montessori training. In 2020, Kris wanted to expand her Montessori knowledge and started a new training at Great Work Inc, under the direction of Jack Yu.
Kris was born and raised in Kolkata, India, and came to the United States in 1995. She currently lives in Parker, Colorado with her husband. Their daughter recently graduated from college in California.
Dhara P. – Montessori Primary Teacher – Yellow Room
Dhara was born in Ahmedabad, India. Her maternal family is largely from a teaching background. She completed her master’s degree in commerce with accounting as a primary subject. Before moving to the states in 2008, she was an accountant for three years and a junior kindergarten teacher for a year and a half. After coming to the states, she took a break to take care of her kids, who attended RMA. In 2018 Dhara decided to come back to teaching since she loves working with kids and helping them succeed. In 2019, Dhara completed her CDA and is now certified as a Colorado Early Childhood Teacher. Dhara started her training to become a Montessori Primary Teacher at Great Work Inc, under the direction of Jack Yu in 2020.
When not at work, Dhara enjoys spending time with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters. She loves singing, listening to music., and cooking during her free time.
Jordon M. – Studio Lead Teacher
Jordon joined the RMA family as a student teacher in the elementary classroom in 2020. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education with a License to teach children from birth through 9 years old. Jordon has worked with children since she was in high school, and loves it!
Jordon is a Colorado native, so of course loves the outdoors! You’ll find her on nice days at a lake or camping.
Priyanka P. – Primary Co-Teacher – Red Room
Priyanka comes to the RMA family with a strong passion for being around young children. She enjoys having the opportunity to be part of the early childhood learning process and believes that the RMA philosophy is a good foundation for success. In 2019 she completed her CDA training and is Colorado Early Childhood Lead Teacher Certified.
Ms. Priyanka moved to the U.S. from India after her marriage and has been in Colorado since December of 2000. She currently lives in Parker with her husband and two children. One of her children is an RMA alumnus.
Shoeba R. – Float Teacher
Bio coming soon!
Bansari T. – Primary Teaching Assistant – Yellow Room
Bansari joined RMA in August 2020 as an Assistant Teacher in the After School program and also works with all of our classrooms as a floater. She has completed her Master’s in Computer Applications and worked as Software Engineer for 4 years in India. Being a mother of a young child, she researched child learning methods and developmental needs in Montessori way before joining the school as an assistant teacher.
After joining this school and working with children, she strongly feels that Montessori is the best way to open a child’s learning capacity and increase their skills in this early critical brain development period (age 2-6).
She enjoys taking care of her own child and family.