Meet the MKU Katy Montessori Staff

About MKU Katy Montessori School Staff

Our MKU Katy Montessori Staff, provide a nurturing learning environment to Nurture, Inspire and Educate your child.

Tammy Mize - Head of School


My Name is Tammy Mize, I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Married my High School Sweetheart and we have two beautiful boys, Bryan and Brandon. After the kids grew Up, I went to College and obtained an associate of nursing, I later went back to College to earn a bachelor’s in business management.  I have been blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren all ages and share my home with a very lazy, very spoiled cat, Mr. Oreo, Code name Mr. O.

I enjoy working with kids that are learning Montessori because Montessori is very hands on and tactile. I think that is what fosters the love for learning is the freedom to explore without negative consequences. Love of Learning. … I love that Montessori doesn’t just lecture, but encourages children to delve deeper, ask questions, and examine for themselves the avenues and the technique of learning, kids that are taught the Montessori Curriculum become self-Inspired learners. I genuinely enjoy seeing kids transform into their own.

Lapporah Forman - Assistant Head of School

Montessori Kids Universe Katy teacher Ms Forman ready to work with and teach your children.Mrs. Forman has been working in the child care industry since graduating high school in 1992. She has extensive training in Child Care Licensing, has been a Director/Assistant Director for a total of 10 years and received her Director License in 2014. She loves interacting with children and showing them love and affection. Mrs. Forman is a team player and willing to go the extra mile to make the school a success.


Mrs. Yuraima has been teaching children of all ages for over 20 years! She has spent the last 7 years teaching Montessori and received her certification for the Primary classroom. She holds an associate degree in administrative science and a professional development training in teaching. She embraces the diversity that our school has to offer and strives for excellence every day. She has made it her professional goal to work towards certification as a director.

Mrs. Yuraima has been married for 23 years, has one son and one dog. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and well as running, yoga, and Zumba in her free time.

Her favorite quote is:

Children are human beings to who respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” -Dr. Maria Montessori



Ms. Nejat has been working with children for over 7 years. She has been at our Montessori since September 2019. She enjoys working with children because they are always very eager to learn new skills. She is very patient, which makes her an asset with our infants and toddlers. She strives every day to increase her knowledge about taking care of children.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 5 children, cooking, reading and traveling.
Ms. Nejat has been a blessing to our team and our children during her time with MKU!

Ms. Angel


Ms. Angel is a loving and nurturing teacher who knows how to combine love with discipline. She loves working with kids and has 4 years of experience teaching children the Montessori philosophy, she also loves arts and crafts. Ms. Angel is a team player and has been a valuable asset to our school ever since she started with us.

Ms. Denis


Ms. Denise has been with the School for over a year already and our kids really just love her. She is a hard worker, reliable and dependable teacher. Ms. Denis is currently working towards obtaining her Montessori Certification, which will make her even more qualified to continue to instill the best education in our children.

Ms. Zohreh


Ms. Zohreh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She has been teaching children for over 7 years already, she is very creative and loves sparking kid’s curiosity. Ms. Zohreh is also a team player, always very patient and focused on what our children need. Ms. Zohreh always has a smile on her face and brightens up the place wherever she goes.

Schedule a tour of our facilities to meet our Katy Montessori school staff and look over our campus.  See with your own eyes the combination of the Reggio inspiration and Montessori philosophy reinforces and strengthens the image of the child as a self confident, creative and curious person.