Montessori Kids Universe Spring cypress recognizes that our caring, dedicated teachers are what makes our school so valuable. MKU Spring Cypress recruits and maintains a high-quality staff through an intensive selection and vetting process. We provide on-going professional development and growth opportunities within our school, and foster a healthy work environment for our employees. Meet the most important aspect of our school: Our quality teaching staff!
My name is Sarah Miranda, I am the assistant director at MKU. I was born in France and arrived in Houston five years ago. I am a legal counsel by training, but a couple of years ago, I decided to shift the course of my career and I have been working in early childhood since then. This new chapter has been a wonderful experience. I am delighted to be surrounded by children! My goal is to improve their quality of care on a daily basis and to create and implement a strong curriculum. We have a wonderful team of teachers and I am very happy to be part of the MKU family.
My name is Carla Gonzalez and I am the lead teacher in the toddlers’ class. I was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela. I am bilingual English and Spanish, and I am currently learning some Italian and Portuguese. I went to school in Boston Massachusetts where I got an Associate degree in Communication and I graduated from The University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in Business.
I am currently working on my Montessori certification.
It was later in life that I found my passion: working with young children, teaching them, and watching them grow and blossom!
I have ten years of experience in early childhood education, the last five in a Montessori environment.
I am looking forward to working with your children, to love them and give them the necessary tools to become independent and see them flourish.
Hello, my name is Lynda Boualili. I am the lead teacher for our Infant classroom (6wks-12mo) and this is my first year at Montessori Kids Universe. I am the mother of two sweet boys Aylan (7 years old) and Yalas (3 years old). I have been working with young children for 4 years and this brings me much joy! I believe that MKU Spring Cypress is a wonderful school for your child to blossom both academically and emotionally. We are a great team with an incredible passion for teaching and caring for our little ones. I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a great team. During my free time I enjoyed cooking, organizing, reading, shopping, singing, dancing, and watching TV.
My name is Shirin. I was born and brought up in India. I moved to the United States when I was twenty years old.
When I had my first child, I decided to stay home and become a full-time mother.
While raising my daughter, I got passionate with the fact that about 80% of human brain development occurs during the first three years after the child is born. I went back to school and received my AMS (American Montessori Society) certification in Early Childhood Development and Care.
Montessori teaching philosophy has been my passion ever since.
I also got my Child Care Director’s Credentials and Certificate. I am so proud to being able to guide young minds and help them blossom.
I live with my mother, my husband, my daughter Aaliyah and a Beta fish Twilight. My eldest daughter Tamanna is doing her bachelor’s at MTS University.
I love to travel which has given me wonderful opportunities to work with diversified groups of people. I’m fortunate to be part of Montessori Kids Universe and work with amazing people around me.
Ting Yuan is a Teaching Assistant and Chinese Teacher at Montessori Kids Universe at Spring Cypress. She is certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid. She graduated from Jilin International Studies University with a bachelor’s degree in English and French in 2014. After graduation, she worked with children who had disabilities at a non-profit organization in Beijing before moving to Houston with her husband. Her passion is working with young children. She is a lifelong learner and would like to become a fully certified teacher in the near future!
My name is Samira Zegrour. I was born in Algeria and I moved to the USA in 2014.
I speak four languages. Berber, Arabic, French, and English. I am a lawyer by trade. During my studies, I worked with young children in different school settings in Algeria, and I loved it! I also have two beautiful young daughters. Working with young children is a passion. I am fortunate to work at Montessori Kids Universe where I am a teaching assistant and floater. My goal is to become a lead teacher and to obtain my Montessori certification in Early Childhood Development.