Teachers

Anuradha Sala Founder, Head Teacher

Anuradha Sala (Anu) is a deeply motivated and reliable Montessori Preschool teacher and founder of LM with a stellar record of classroom and administrative achievement. In her 18 years of experience, Anu has developed excellent teaching strategies for children in various stages of development, including children with challenging behaviors and disabilities. She believes in and commits to every child that enters her classroom because her goal is to help every child be the best version of themselves.

Education

  • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

  • Children and Adult Psychology -- DVC, California

  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children -- DVC California

  • Montessori Early Childhood Credentials -- American Montessori Society (AMS)

  • Certificate in Montessori Training -- California State University, East Bay

  • Early Child Development Units -- Vanguard University of Southern California

  • ECD Administration -- Chabot-Las Positas Community College

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce -- Andhra University, India

Experience

Lotus Montessori (San Ramon, CA)

  • Founder/Head/Preschool-Kindergarten Teacher March 2021 - present

Peace Flower Montessori (San Ramon, CA)

  • Director/Head/Preschool-Kindergarten Teacher 2017-2020

Hacienda Child Development Center (Pleasanton, CA)

  • Head/Preschool-Kindergarten Teacher Jul 2014 - Nov 2016

  • Lead Teacher in Preschool (3-6) Jun 2011 - Jun 2014

  • Teacher in Preschool (3-6) Jun 2007 - Jun 2011

Kiddin’ Around, Childcare Facility (Coppell, TX)

  • Supervisor/Teacher Mar 2003 - Oct 2006

Moore Elementary School (Coppell, TX)

  • Volunteer, 2nd Grade 2002- 2003

  • Volunteer, 1st Grade 2001-2002


Soyeon Lee (Sonya) Lead Teacher

Education

  • Introduction to ECE Curriculum -- DVC, California

  • Principles and Practices in ECE -- DVC, California

  • Child, Family, and Community -- DVC, California

  • Child Development and Psychology -- DVC, California

  • Health/Safety/Nutrition: Young Child -- DVC, California

  • Diversity in ECE -- DVC, California

  • Master in Education -- South Korea

  • BA in English Language and Literature -- South Korea

  • Teacher's Certificate -- South Korea

Experience

Lotus Montessori (San Ramon, CA)

  • Lead Teacher March 2021 - present

Peace Flower Montessori (San Ramon, CA)

  • Lead Teacher Nov 2019 - Mar 2020

Good News Club (San Ramon, CA)

  • Director/Teacher Feb 2013 - Nov 2017

Korean Baptist Church of Austin (Austin, TX)

  • Director of Preschool Ministry/Teacher Jan 1999 - Feb 2011

Ja-un Elementary School (Daejon, South Korea)

  • Teacher Mar 1993 - Feb 1997