DAVM Faculty

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."

DAV Montessori School's dedicated staff consists of Montessori certified, college educated lead teachers and trained assistants. These teachers have a passion for teaching and are committed to spark the curiosity and ignite a zest for learning in every student. We ensure that a positive, respectful and a nurturing environment is maintained in all the classroom, as we believe that each child is a born learner and helping them reach their full potential is our goal. Small class size makes it possible for the teachers to spend more one-on-one time and provide individualized attention to each child. DAVM staff goes beyond the call of duty to help the students, whether it is helping them finish their lunch or to challenge them with advanced lessons or to provide extra help for the ones who need it. At DAVM there is a sense of community; teamwork and collaboration creates a special bond between the staff, parents and the students.

Arti Khanna
Arti Khanna
(School Director)
Acharya Praveen
Acharya Praveen
(Acharya)

Name: Ms. Arti Khanna

Educational Qualifications: B.A, BEd
Early Childhood Montessori Certification

Working as: School Director

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2005

I love my job because: Of the opportunity to impact the lives of so many students. I love my daily interactions with students, learning and sharing with my teachers, being part of this great school community with dedicated parent partnerships.

Name: Acharya Praveen

Educational Qualifications: B.S Engineering

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2008

I love my job because: Implanting good ethics and Vedic concepts in young minds is a passion for me.

Chetna Desai
Chetna Desai
(Lead Teacher)

Name: Ms. Chetna Desai

Educational Qualifications: M.A, M.Ed, AMS Certified,
Childcare counsel Directorís certificate.

My Class: Preschool - Red

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2000

I love my job because: It has given me opportunity to satisfy my natural love for young children. I am proud to be a small part of their bright future.

Ms. Shilpa Pokhriyal
Ms. Shilpa Pokhriyal
(Lead Teacher)
Aruna Gummadi
Aruna Gummadi
(Lead Teacher)

Name: Ms. Shilpa Pokhriyal

Educational Qualifications: BCOM, A.M.S Certified

My Class: Preschool - Blue

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2013

I love my job because: I love being a teacher! Finding new ways to improve student learning by incorporating Montessori materials as well as other teaching strategies. Their enthusiastic approach towards learning and happy faces make teaching worthwhile.

Name: Ms. Aruna Gummadi

Educational Qualifications: Bsc & MSc (Environmental Science)
MA (English Literature)
AMS Teacher Certification

My Class: Kg & 1st grade - Orange A

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2006

I love my job because: I love children and get incredible joy in seeing the difference they make. Teaching will allow continuing our own journey as a student and a life learner. Creating a classroom in which student are at their best in character is a joy.

Rita Gulati
Rita Gulati
(Transition Class Lead Teacher)
Monita Mehtaji
Monita Mehtaji
(Assistant Teacher)

Name: Ms. Rita Gulati

Educational Qualifications: B.A (Economics), Accounting
Associate, AMS teacherís certificate,
Diploma in computer applications

My Class: Transition - Green

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2008

I love my job because: I love working with children. It is very satisfying and rewarding to see them come over little challenges everyday. The Management is very co-operative and supportive of teacherís work.

Name: Ms. Monita Mehtaji

Educational Qualifications: Bcom (Accounting), Montessori Certified from NAMC

My Class: Preschool - Red

Working as: Assistant Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2007

I love my job because: I love young kids and their innocent smiles. I like to be part of their daily activities at school.

Madhu Bangia
Madhu Bangia
(Lead Teacher)

Name: Ms. Madhu. Bangia

Educational Qualifications: B.Com, Montessori Certification, Diploma in Computers.

My Class: Kindergarten & First Grade - Orange B

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2000

I love my job because: Teaching is my passion. It allows me to continue my journey as a student. I love getting to know kids and watching their excitement and enthusiasm for learning. There is nothing in the world I love more.

Sangeeta Gupte
Sangeeta Gupte
(Hindi Teacher)

Name: Ms. Sangeeta Gupte

Educational Qualifications: B Com. & M Com, A.M.S Certified

My Class: Preschool - Yellow

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2008

I love my job because: I can teach my children to dare to dream, to reach further than they have ever reached before, and to strive always for success. My team members are caring and co-operative.

Ms. Preeti Rana
Ms. Preeti Rana
(Assistant Teacher)

Name: Ms. Preeti Rana

Educational Qualifications: M.S.C in Family Resource, Management.

My Class: KG & !st - Orange B

Working as: Assistant Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2013

I love my job because: I love being with children. Working with them gives me immense pleasure. Their smiles make my day beautiful.

Ms.Rina Sadhukhan
Ms.Rina Sadhukhan
(Assistant Teacher)

Name: Ms.Rina Sadhukhan

Educational Qualifications: B Sc. & M.Sc.

My Class: Preschool - Yellow

Working as: Assistant Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2011

I love my job because: Of the nice and friendly environment. I really enjoy my day to work with my little friends.

Ms. Uma Jajoo
Ms. Uma Jajoo
(Hindi Teacher)

Name: Ms. Uma Jajoo

Educational Qualifications: BCom, Teachers Certification

My Class: Hindi

Working as: Hindi Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2011

I love my job because: I like to learn. I believe "teaching is always learning". I like children; I love the positive spirit they always bring with them.

Ms.Sandhya Patel
Ms.Sandhya Patel
(Lead Teacher)

Name: Ms.Sandhya Patel

Educational Qualifications: BA Economics, & BEd

My Class: : 2nd & 3rd Grade

Working as: Lead Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2013

I love my job because: I love working with the children and teaching them. Not only do I help shape their personalities and growing minds, but they help me grow as well. They are such an inspiration and blessing.

Ms. Jyothi Tamirisa
Ms. Jyothi Tamirisa
(Assistant Teacher)

Name: Ms. Jyothi Tamirisa

Educational Qualifications: B Sc & Masters in Hospital Management

My Class: Transition - Green

Working as: Assistant Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2013

I love my job because: The environment is healthy. Especially kids showing affection and enthusiasm to learn the Montessori work. I like the management and the teachers who are very friendly and co-operative. It is nice to see the progress in kids while working.

Ms. Sukhinder Rao
Ms. Sukhinder Rao
(Front Office & After school Teacher)

Name: Ms. Sukhinder Rao

Educational Qualifications: Bachelors of Arts
Bachelors of Education

My Class: Front Office & After School

Working as: Front Office & After school Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2013

I love my job because: It is a very challenging and rewarding profession. Itís great to be able to help nurture our future generation. DAVM is a perfect blend of our Indian values in western setup.

Ms. Selvi Ramasamy
Ms. Selvi Ramasamy
(Assistant Teacher)

Name: Ms. Selvi Ramasamy

Educational Qualifications: B.Sc Math
S/W Engineer (App Developer)

My Class: Kg & 1st grade

Working as: Assistant Teacher

Year I joined DAV Montessori School: 2013

I love my job because: I enjoy working with children. It is rewarding being part of their early development. I can imbibe Moral Values which help them develop good character as they grow.