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Ms. Rozina Mohammad – Head of School

Ms. Rozina Mohammad is the founder of Casa Dei Bambini and Petite Maison Montessori Schools and has dedicated her life to the success of our future, reflected in today’s child. Her four innovative schools in the suburbs of Houston, Texas and Aurora, Illinois, reflect the pioneering spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori in imparting education to develop the whole child. She was awarded her certification with the American Montessori Society (AMS) in 2001. Additionally, she received both her Early Childhood Degree and Child Development Associates Degree, following which she has also established her Director Credentials with the Childcare Council of Greater Houston in 2008.

Ms. Rozina Mohammad has been selected as one of CKW LUXE’s Top 20 Impact Maker Awards honorees for 2020. Those honored with an Impact Maker award are humanitarians who are generous in their support of others, dedicated to improving lives and living conditions, and devoted to finding better ways of helping. They have made an achievement that has had a positive impact on some area of the arts, science, education, humanitarianism, or medicine within our community. In addition, County Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant commemorated the centennial anniversary of the Women’s Equality Day on August 25th, 2020 by presenting proclamation honoring Ms. Rozina Mohammad for the important roles she plays as women leader in her profession.

Ms. Gladis Martin – Assistant Director

I am thrilled to introduce myself, Gladis Martin, as your new Assistant Director and Teacher at Petite Maison. With over two decades of experience as an AMS Certified Educator specializing in Montessori education, I am excited to embark on this journey alongside Ms. Rozina you, and your children.

My professional journey has led me to significant roles in the field of education.

During my tenure at my previous School, I held multiple positions such as Curriculum coordinator, Lead Teacher, Aftercare Coordinator, and Summer Camp Director. I spearheaded curriculum development, mentored staff, and future Montessori educators. I also have served as a teacher instructor at Houston Montessori Center.

I am deeply committed to creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. My passion for Montessori education drives me to inspire and empower students to become lifelong learners and compassionate individuals.

I am eager to work alongside Ms. Rozina and you, the parents, to build a strong partnership that supports the growth and development of your children. With your support and collaboration, I am confident that we can create a nurturing and enriching educational experience for all students.

I look forward to getting to know each of you and working together to create a thriving educational community at Petite Maison .

Mr. Shay Mohammad – Head of Finance & Business Development Manager

With a degree from Texas A&M and a proven track record of success in finance, Sheheryaar Mohammad is a highly motivated and skilled professional. After earning his degree in 2017, Shay honed his skills in financial management and analysis as an accountant at St. Catherine’s Montessori for two years. He then transitioned to the construction industry, where he managed complex projects and met tight deadlines as a supervisor and manager at William Scotsman for two years. Most recently, Shay specialized in preparing tax returns for commercial buildings as a Head Associate at O’Connor and Associates.

As the Director of Finance for Petite Maison Montessori, Shay leverages his wealth of experience and expertise to drive the financial stability and growth of the organization. He is dedicated to making a positive impact in the finance industry and is committed to delivering results that benefits the community and company

Ms. Lavanya: Head of Finance

Ms. Lavanya is working as an administrative professional in Petite Maison Montessori. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering and Master’s in Business administration. Her daughter started as a toddler in a Montessori school back in 2014. While volunteering as room mom, and working closely with teachers, she learned that the most important part of education is not telling the child what to do but rather show them how to do it.

In addition to that she also got an opportunity this summer to teach STEM education.

She loves to learn every day and experience things. In her free time, she loves cooking, watching movies and hanging out with friends.