Introducing the MKU Bellaire Staff

Michelle Hammitt - Head of School/Director

I have been in the education field for over 24 years. I was a Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher at Kent Academy Private School for 6 years. I have also worked for Fort Bend ISD for over 20 years. I started studying the Montessori philosophy years ago. I began touring Montessori schools for my granddaughter. I was amazed, and I knew that that was my calling. I have worked with all ages of children in the Montessori environment. I became a Director for a Montessori school and never looked back! When I became the Director of the school, it was life changing! The joy of watching the students learn and grow in the Montessori environment is truly amazing! I love teaching my staff all the ways to promote the Montessori philosophy. We are focused on teaching the true Montessori ways of learning. Our curriculum is hands on and will ensure the adherence to high academic expectations for the children of our future! I love to motivate my teachers to employ Montessori methods in education, classroom management, grace and courtesy. I am so excited to be able to welcome new families to my family here at MKU Bellaire! I look forward to helping our future leaders grow and strive in all the things they choose to do and become!

Ms. Patience Primary Assistant Teacher

My name is Ms. Patience. I am the Primary assistant teacher. I love working with students and helping them become who ever they decide to be in the future. Every time I see a child smile, it brings joy and happiness to my day! I love being a teacher! Every child is unique, brilliant, and wonderful in so many different ways! It is so nice to be a part of the wonderful family here at MKU-Bellaire!!

Lerma Parker Primary Room 1 Lead Teacher

Ms. Parker is the primary room 1 lead teacher  at Montessori Kids Universe. She has seven years of  teaching experience in a Montessori environment.  Ms. Parker has earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary  education from the National Teachers College, Philippines,  2002. She graduated at the Wharton County Junior College  in 2016 with an Associate of Arts in General studies degree. Within the  same year of 2016, she obtained her Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification from the North American Montessori Center in Canada. While working in a Montessori environment, she understands what the children need in order to meet their learning development: a positive, structured classroom environment that is designed with carefully selected materials and an environment that develops independence, creativity, and exploration.
She is looking forward to work with your children, have a productive and fun-filled school year!


Coromoto is a very charismatic, goal oriented, and determined individual with strong leadership skills. She has a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineer and three years’ experience working with children. She is a passionate person who cares about family, church and giving back to the community through volunteer service. She enjoys working with children and helping them in their education.