Director: Rekha Reddy
has a Master Degree in English literature, a
pre-primary Montessori diploma from AMI (Association Montessori Internationale), and Primary Montessori diploma from Indian
Montessori Centre. She has around two decades of experience in
Montessori field. She is an eminent teacher trainer and has
conducted several workshops, seminars and orientation programs for
teachers and parents throughout India. Mrs Reddy has directed two
courses at Indian Institute for Montessori Studies and had the
privilege of being the Chief Examiner for the Pre-primary course
conducted by Indian Montessori Training Centre twice.
Mrs Rekharedy has a diploma in Counselling Skills and a Master NLP
Practitioner. Mrs S. Rekha Reddy has a certificate in “Leading
Schools” from IIM Kozhikode. Being inspired by Buddha’s middle path
and Buddhist Meditation she has attended ten days Vipassana
meditation course twice in Dhammagiri at Igatpuri.
Mrs Rekharedy has authored two-three books in Kannada and one book
in English one book in hindi on presenting Language following Montessori Method. Many of
her articles have been published in the dailies and Montessori
journals. Her translation of Dr Maria Montessori’s book “What you
should know about your child” has been published by Sapna Book House
and has been highly acclaimed. At present Mrs Reddy is pursuing her
Ph. D. in Montessori Education.
Director of IIMS: Prof. Rajendra Gupta
is the director of IIMS. He holds a Master of Arts degree in
Education from the Century University, New Mexico. USA. He holds the
Pre-primary Montessori diploma from the Indian Montessori Training
Courses, and Advanced Montessori diploma from the Washington
Montessori Institute, Washington D.C USA. He has twenty years of
pre-primary and primary levels with the South-west Montessori
Training Centre, Denton, Texas, USA. Prof. Gupta also gave
orientation courses in Montessori Education at the college of St.
Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, and at the Chicago Community
College, Illinois, USA. He was an Adjunct Professor with the
University Of Texas, A & I, Kings ville, Texas, USA, where he gave a
pre-primary Montessori course to the Master of Education students;
he has given workshops on various areas of Montessori curriculum in
different cities of the USA. He has published many manuals for
Montessori teachers in the areas of botany, zoology, and language,
and published classroom materials on science, language, botany,
zoology and history.
Co-Director: Mrs. Radha Nagaraj
holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. She
took her pre-primary Montessori training from Mr Joosten and Mr
Swamy in the year 1967-68. After that she worked for a number of
years with children in Montessori classes. She has worked as an
assistant with Indian Montessori Training Courses for over a decade.
Mrs Nagaraj has presented papers at the seminars organized by the
Indian Montessori Centre at Bangalore and at the celebration of 50
years of Montessori held at Chennai in 1989. She has been a
consultant for the Shreyas Foundation School at Ahmedabad for some
years. She has extended her service to several schools in Bangalore
also. She contributes articles to various Montessori publications in
Mrs. Nandini Prakash: Mrs.
Nandini Prakash has a B. Sc. degree from Bangalore University and an
M. A. (English) from Mysore University. She took the pre-primary
Montessori Training from the Indian Montessori Training Centre in
1990 and the primary Montessori training from Indian Institute for
Montessori Studies in 1996. She has been adopting Montessori Method
to the children going to regular schools.
Mrs. Shahnaz Shakeer:
Mrs. Shakeer has a B.Sc. from Madras University and has taken a
Diploma in pre-primary and primary training from the Indian
Institute for Montessori Studies. Shahnaz has had an experience of
over 3 years at Golden Bead Montessori House of Children, Bangalore.
Mrs. Rekha Babu:
Rekha Babu has a B.Sc in Nutrition from Madras University. She has
masters in Social work form Mysore University. She has worked for
more than 15 years as a Child Development Project Officer at the
Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka.
She did her Pre-primary training at the Indian Montessori Training
Course, Bangalore and is AMI certified. She has taken the Primary
Montessori Diploma from the Indian Institute for Montessori studies,
Bangalore. Rekha is the director of Ankita, a Primary Montessori
School which she started in Tumkur almost 7 years ago.
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