Meet the MKU Spring Cypress Staff
About MKU Spring Cypress Montessori School Staff
Our Montessori School Staff at MKU Spring Cypress, provide a nurturing learning environment to Nurture, Inspire and Educate your child.
Melinda Pankhurst - Montessori School Director
I’m Vanessa Pazmino, I was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. My childcare experience started in 2017 and have brought me joy to provide the environment and guidance that cultivates the child’s independence and desire for a lifetime of learning.
Maria Montessori said, “You must find the work that satisfies your spirit.” This job satisfies my spirit daily and I am truly honored to guide the children as they grow. In addition, the carefully prepared classroom environment find at Montessori Kids Universe continually meet the child where he/she is and help him/her to soar.
On an academic aspect, I am studying for a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Houston. I am fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. As a Montessori Lead Teacher, I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and make it my goal to make sure that they receive the best care and love that they deserve; I treasure the natural learning process that occurs at Montessori Kids Universe and I value how children’s independence flourish before my eyes.
My name is Rubina Tahir. I have been working in child care, primarily with infants, for over 20 years.
I have dedicated my professional life to providing the highest level of care to infants. Through my career, I have put in practice a passion of mine, investing in the social and emotional development of each child.I believe each child deserves a great deal of love and care. It is my goal to provide that to them.”
On a personal level, I have been married for 35 years. I have two daughters and a son as well as 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Schedule a tour of our facilities to meet our Spring 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.