Meet Our Family
Mrs. Sunita Owner/Director/Primary 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 25 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."
Mrs. Ary is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado. Mrs. Ary’s background and childhood instilled a passion in her for at-risk youth as well as helping children and adults with disabilities. Following that passion, she became a first-generation student at the University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Family Child Studies. Over the years, Mrs. Ary has worked as a nanny, a church volunteer, and lead various service organizations including a program abroad in Guatemala. She has worked mainly with adults and children with developmental and physical disabilities whether it be volunteer work or as a Behavioral Therapist. While she loved and enjoyed that field, she decided to follow her passion for teaching. During her time in Albuquerque, New Mexico- Mrs. Ary was introduced to the Montessori philosophy. She fell in love with the practice of respecting and nurturing children’s natural desires to learn and explore. When Mrs. Ary and her husband moved to Texas in 2021, she began looking for a school to work at that would feel like family! She has found exactly that with The Family Montessori and is excited to learn more about Montessori. She will be working towards obtaining her Montessori Certification in 2023. “My goal in life is to meet people where they are at. I aim to be a safe place for kids and adults from all different walks of life. Teaching allows me to do just that and have fun at the same time! Maya Angelou said, ‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’.”
Ms. Amanda brings over 10 years of teaching Montessori to our school. She was born and raised in the Bryan area. A few years after graduating from Bryan High School, she started working at a local pre-school. There, she was introduced to Maria Montessori’s wonderful method and immediately fell in love. She has been in childcare ever since. Ms. Amanda has 3 beautiful children, Jude, Penelope, and Jack. Becoming a mom has been the greatest joy of her life. She is currently attending Blinn where she is studying to become an Occupational Therapist. Her love for helping and caring for people of all ages has greatly encouraged her to follow this career path. “When the toddlers run up and give me a big hug, and I see their little faces light up when I walk in the room, it makes my heart so happy. Knowing I am a part of their happiness and growth is one of the best feelings!”
Ms. Jazmine is orginally from Dallas, Texas. She is a recent 2022 Highschool graduate with a passion to help change our world for the better. TFM is her first childcare experience apart from babysitting and volunterring in her church daycare. Ms. Jazmine is passionate about teaching and caretaking. She loves the idea that we are raising up future leaders! She is grateful for this opportunity to learn new skills and get a chance to love on the kiddos. Ms. Jazmine eventually aspires to be a real estate agent. "I believe that to teach kids effectively you must touch their hearts long before you begin to touch their minds."-Vicki Savini
Lead Toddler Teacher
Ms. Zoe was raised in a military family, so she has lived many different places. She has three siblings and has been part of our TFM family for over a year now- ever since she moved to Bryan, Texas! Ms. Zoe loves to work with children and is excited to be a part of their growth, development, education, and to help build their independence. Ms. Zoe is creative, an adventure enthusiast, and loves to bring fun and music into the classroom! "There is nothing more satisfying than to inspire students to open their minds."
Ms. Macy is originally from Pearsall, Texas. She moved to College Station in 2021 to start her own family. She has a beautiful little boy who is her whole world! When Ms. Macy began working here at The Family Montessori in 2021, she quickly realized her love for teaching and the Montessori philosophy. "The best thing you can do for a child, is to believe in them!"
Ms. Abby is originally from Cypress, Texas. She moved to College Station in 2023 to continue her career in Education. She is currently working to finish her Education degree. Ms. Abby has five siblings and is very family oriented. She comes with two years of Montessori experience and we are excited to have her as part of our TFM family. "Every child has a different style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding." - Robert John Meehan
Bio coming soon!
Ms. Quanisha was born and raised here in Bryan, Texas. She comes from a long line of military service members, medical workers, and childcare workers. Ms. Quanisha has spent her past few years taking care of her nieces, nephews, and godchildren. As a recent graduate from Bryan High School, she is planning to attend UT or TSU to study Psychology and Child Development. As she describes it, working with kids allows her to be herself and just have fun! She loves the opportunity in being able to help families raise young confident leaders. “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” - Rita Pierson
Bio coming soon!
Mrs. Sang Min
Mrs. Sang Min and her husband recently moved to the United States from Korea and Japan so her husband could begin a new career at Texas A&M. Mrs. Sang Min holds her Pharm.D. degree from a university in India. With her background of traveling and world experience, we are so appreciative of the ways she has helped to enrich our school. She has a natural passion to love and nurture kids and is excited to learn and grow as a teacher. Her and her husband are excited to begin their own family in 2023 as they will be welcoming their own little one into the world. "My favorite part of the day is when the kids welcome me in the morning. It makes me feel so loved and happy. I am grateful to be part of their individual learning journeys!"