The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
– Maria Montessori
Pamini Roshan is an Elementary School Teacher and an Early Childhood Education veteran with over 20 years experience in the field. Having undergone extensive training in her native Sri Lanka and armed with an ECE Diploma and a Montessori Teaching Certificate, Pamini was determined to share her expertise in teaching, guiding and moulding young minds and personalities to reach their full potential.
In addition to her experience with children Pamini worked as a supervisor in a childcare program at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) for five years, and as a result of this exposure, she brings to her teaching methods an empathy and a nonjudgmental mind-set that is unsurpassed.
Pamini is proud to be a part of the Vancouver teaching community and continues to expand her field of study by regularly attending relevant workshops, seminars and conferences. Pamini does not take lightly the awesome responsibility of guiding little children, always keeping in mind that she is the cornerstone of their education as they head out into to the world.
Muditha has extensive experience working with children since 1993 in different countries. She joined ABC Montessori in 2011 and finds it very rewarding working with children. She is a qualified teacher in Pre School Education and holds ECE and First Aid certifications in Canada and has won several awards during her career. She has attended many workshops in different counties, international conferences in Montessori education. Muditha is happy to join the ABC Montessori team.
Pathma Thavaraj has been working at ABC Montessori Pre-School for past 10 years. She is a dedicated teacher who enjoys working with children. She truly feels that ABC Montessori is her second home. She also believes that some of the important skills to have when working with little children is patience, flexibility and love.
Anoo Mammen is thrilled and honoured to be joining the staff at ABC Montessori as the children’s yoga teacher. Both her daughters are graduates of the preschool and during their time there, she came to recognize how well the principles and practices of yoga and Montessori complement each other.
Anoo was raised in a family and culture immersed in yoga’s physical and philosophical aspects and has been practicing yoga in one form or another since childhood. She deepened her practice after having children and formalized her years of study with a certification in adult yoga (RYT 200) and specialty certification in children’s yoga (RCYT).
Anoo believes in the transformative benefits of introducing yoga to children and is committed to helping them improve learning and focus, handle stress, practice acceptance and compassion, be physically active, and of course get silly and have fun through a unique and playful child-centred approach to yoga.
I have been playing the piano since I was six years old. From the age of six to eighteen I learned piano from the Tokyo Music Academy. After high school, I took private lessons from Mr. Mitsuru Nagai in Japan, where he taught me classical and hymnal pieces. I have lived in Vancouver since 2009. I am a mother of three kids. I think it is important to expose children to music from an early age, I look forward to working with the children!