Meet the Family
Mrs. Sunita Mithal - Owner/Director/Primary Classroom Lead Teacher
Mrs. Sunita brings more than 15 years of childcare experience from the Austin market encompassing roles as an Owner, Director and Lead Teacher from some of the most reputable and successful Montessori schools in Austin. Prior to entering the childcare industry, she first received a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from The University of Texas at Austin, which was followed by obtaining an AMS Montessori certification in Primary education from the Montessori Teacher Education Institute in Houston. In 2016, Mrs. Sunita also obtained a Child Development Associates certification from the Council for Professional Recognition.
Her husband, Anu, is also a graduate from the University of Texas, but his roots began in Bryan/College Station as he is a proud graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and his family has resided in B/CS for more than 20 years. In 2012, they became the proud parents of their son, Syen, and in 2015, they welcomed their daughter Iyla. The privilege of becoming parents only heightened their passion for caring for and developing children and incorporating the Montessori method.
Mrs. Sunita's interest for the Montessori education first peaked in 2007 after meeting Ms. Lydia Cumings, the previous and proud owner of The Montessori Schoolhouse here in BCS. Ms. Lydia had taught and nurtured many of their family friends in this town and fostered an environment based on intimacy, education and collaboration. Inspired by this notion and coupled with her own experiences in the Austin market, Mrs. Sunita and her husband are proud to be the owners of The Family Montessori of BCS.
"With an excitement for teaching and a love for children, I enjoy guiding children through their daily academic journey. I truly believe children are brilliant, curious little sponges, who can soak up so much information.
Working in the Montessori classroom has taught me that lessons should be interesting and thought-provoking; also, I believe that education can be stress-free if children are given love, patience, and support. Therefore, I strive to make my teaching as engaging and fun as possible to captivate and encourage children. If children are happy and having a good time learning, their success in the academic realm will come naturally."
Ms. Jada-Lauren Von Osinski - Administration
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Mrs. Kamille Kirkendoll - Primary Lead Teacher
Mrs. Kamille is originally from Washington state but moved to College Station with her family when she was 10 years old. Before TFM, she spent a significant amount time working as a nanny. During this time, she realized that her dream was to continue working with children. Her dream first stemmed from how fascinated she was by how quickly children soaked up knowledge and immediately applied it themselves. Due to the immense value the Montessori Method places on the way children learn, she was determined to work in a Montessori school. She loved that the Montessori Method recognized how vital children are to society as a whole. She views each child as an individual and is determined to help provide a fun, safe, and educative environment for each and every child at TFM. She believes that the first five years of a child's life is the most crucial time to gain knowledge that will last a lifetime, as well as set them up for success in every other aspect of their life. In 2016, Mrs. Kamille obtained a Child Development Associates certification from the Council for Professional Recognition. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s in Early Childhood Development from Blinn College and a 3-6 Montessori Certification from the North American Montessori Center. She brings a smile, patience, love of learning, and a nurturing personality to the classroom.
"A world of potential is one in which each and every child is believed in."
Mrs. Amber Eaker - Primary Teacher
Mrs. Amber was born in Houston, TX but graduated from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, TX. She moved to the amazing city of College Station 6 years ago. She is happily married with 4 beautiful children. "Since I can remember I have always dreamed of being a teacher. My life long goal is to open up my own school. Currently I have 7 years of work with our tiny geniuses. I have ages 3 months -3 years old under my belt along with being the Assistant Curriculum Specialist and 2 years of Montessori experience."
"Seeing a tiny tot grow into an awesome little genius and knowing you are a part of the journey is the best feeling known. I hope to teach your littles ones soon! "
Ms. Rachel Pritchard - Toddler Lead Teacher
Ms. Rachel, one of eight children, was born and raised in Temple, TX. She attended a Montessori school growing up, enabling her to be exposed to the education and philosophy which has had such a positive impact on her upbringing. In addition, she spent a good part of her youth babysitting her younger siblings and also working at Ralph Wilson Youth Club, a recreational center for children. On 2012, Ms. Rachel’s three year old sister passed away, inspiring her to further pursue a career in teaching and working with children. “My sister, Mariela, was graceful and beautiful and the greatest example and love in other children.” Ms. Rachel has an innate love for children and teaching, learning about each child individually, and believes all children have great potential to becoming amazing adults. As teachers, she feels that the Montessori Method challenges young children to discover, to exercise grace and kindness, and to problem solve and think for themselves in a way that excites and develops them.
"I believe all children should be treated with respect, and all children deserve to have an amazing, successful future and to be loved and cared for in a positive environment like Montessori. The way we treat children reflects on how they will treat others for the rest of their lives.”
Ms. Lauren Irving - Toddler Teacher
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Ms. Macy Torres - Toddler Teacher
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Ms. Alex Akins - Substitute
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Ms. Allison Garza - Substitute
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