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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


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

Noemi Garcia Preschool Teacher

Noemi Garcia is very excited to start her educational journey here at Lotus Montessori. She is excited to grow into a wonderful teacher. An amazing teacher who is always excited to see the children every day. She is fluent in Spanish and is really excited to teach children Spanish to further their knowledge. She is currently still in college pursuing an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a certificate as an associate teacher. She is looking forward to transferring to a university to get her bachelor's degree in Early childhood education.


  • Early Childhood Education (Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)) Chabot Community College, Aug 2019 - Present.

  • Classes taken : ECD 50 Early Childhood Principles and Practices, ECD 54 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition, ECD 56 Child Growth and Development, ECD 62 Child, Family and Community, ECD 63 Early Childhood Curriculum, ECD 79 Teaching in a Diverse Society.

  • Currently enrolled in ECD 69 child Study: Observation and Assessment, ECD 90 Practicum: Supervised Experience, ECD 68 Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education


Lotus Montessori (San Ramon, CA)

  • Preschool Teacher June 2021 - present