The Heart of Frederick Montessori and Arts School: Our Amazing Staff!
Ms. Fazidah, Administrative Director
Ms. Fazidah has a love for Montessori and for music. She came to the USA in 1982 to study business administration from her home in Penang Island, Malaysia. She graduated from California State University, Fresno, in 1986 with a degree in Accounting and went on to graduate school at San Diego State University to pursue a business management program.
She began her career in early childhood education by earning her Montessori Diploma and adjunct Diploma in Montessori Teaching from St. Nicholas Training Centre, part of Montessori Centre International in London.
Ms. Fazidah served as Administrator at a Montessori school in Germantown, and Director at an early learning center in Frederick. She enjoys music, plays guitar and has even written a song for our Montessori community. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with family.
Ms. Maria graduated from the Normal Institute for Girls in Guatemala City, Guatemala as a teacher of Pre-Primary Education. She attended the West Virginia STARS State Training for professional development for early care and education and worked from 2012-2015 at Don Boscoe Montessori in West Virginia in the Primary classroom and as a Montessori guide with toddlers.
Ms. Maria earned an AMI Primary Montessori Degree from Greenville Montessori Institute in South Carolina. Ms. Maria is from Guatemala and now lives in Martinsburg, WV with her husband and two children. She enjoys taking her children to soccer practice, singing with them and cooking typical foods from Guatemala.
Ms. Nasrin began her education with a Bachelor of Arts in Bhilai, India and a Master of Science in Hospital Management in Hyderabad, India. Her International Montessori training came in 2014 in Atlanta, GA. She began her teaching career in 2015 and believes her Montessori training has transformed her as an individual. Her passion lies in helping children become well rounded individuals.
Ms. Nasrin lives with her husband and daughter in Frederick. She enjoys nature walks, hiking and organizing projects. Her favorite vacation spot is Yellow Stone National park—”it’s a very peaceful and serene place, I could go every year.”
Ms. Seema holds a Primary Montessori Certificate. She began her education with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Psychology and Sociology, and then went on to earn a Master of Arts in Psychology. She began her teaching career in 2003, where she first taught elementary students in India. Her International Montessori training came in 2005 and her first Montessori teaching position was in a Montessori School in Ellicott City, Md. Her passion lies in teaching and exploring new places. Ms. Seema lives with her family in Frederick. She enjoys ice skating and travelling. Her favorite vacation spot is in Bali.
B.A. International Relations from American University, 136hr Pre-school Infant Toddler and Child Development. She has worked at Frederick Montessori since 2013. Her hobbies include: landscaping, cooking, art, and home decorating. She loves traveling with her family and Thai food.
Primary Montessori Certification, Infant and Toddler Course, Associates of Science She comes to us with over 13 years experience in teaching Montessori in Reston, Virginia. Her Hobbies include: Horse back riding, acting in community and professional theatre shows, hiking, biking, camping, singing and swing dancing. Her dream vacation is to travel to Italy, especially Venice.