Our teachers are the foundation of our school. With their combined experience and love for children, they ensure your child gets the maximum learning from our program.
Casa & Jr. Casa Teacher
My name is Bunmi Falowo. I am originally from Nigeria. My family and I immigrated to Calgary in 2015 as permanent residents. It has been a pleasant experience so far. I am a mother of three lovely children and a wife to a caring husband. I enjoy singing, cooking, reading and travelling in my spare time. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Education) in Nigeria. In addition, I received a MACTE accredited Montessori Early Childhood Diploma Credential, I also have Alberta Child Care Supervisor Certificate (Level 3), and my Alberta Teaching Certificate is in progress.
Teaching and childcare have been an integral part of my life as I have about twenty years of teaching experience both in Canada and internationally. I have been in Montessori environments for about seven years in Calgary; I currently work as a junior casa teacher at KVMA. My love for Montessori Lifestyle developed from childhood as my Mom is also a Montessorian. I love being around kids and watching them learn and grow. I am delighted to be a positive influence in your child’s class, fostering independence and a love of learning in your child. I look forward to using my skills and expertise in nurturing every child to be the best they can be.
Ms. Mikeltie Pitre
Jr. Casa & Casa Teacher
Ms. Mikeltie holds BSW Diploma from Mount Royal University; Child development Worker Government of Alberta; Montessori Assistant Certificate. MACTE/AMI Montessori Diploma in progress.
Ms. Hideka Asagiri
I hold a bachelor's degree in Social Welfare; a registered Early Childhood Educator. I got a Level 3 ECE certificate when I came to Canada in 2007 and have been working in the ECE field since then. I operated a Before and After School care at my house from 2015 to 2020 and we moved to Ontario due to my husband’s work. I worked in a daycare as a Registered Early Childhood Educator in Ontario until we moved back to Calgary. I enjoy working with children and love watching them grow every moment. I am also very passionate to help them gain and develop their new skills through play. I am a mother of two children. I enjoy hiking in summer and skating and snowboarding in winter with my family. I also like baking, cooking, and yoga.
Jr. Bambini Teacher
My name is Leena. I hold a Master of Engineering degree in Electronics from Pune University India. I have ECE Level 1. I joined Kindervalley a few months ago and I work as an Education Assistant for the Jr. Bambini classroom. I have more than 10+ years of teaching experience. I worked as an assistant professor at Engineering College Pune India. Mother of 2 children, my aim is to provide a fun and warm environment for children of all backgrounds; for them to be happy and to want to come to school! I love painting and art activities. I love spending quality time with family and friends. I believe to reach real peace in the world, we will have to begin with the children.
"Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society."
Ms. Marium holds Bachelor's Degree in Art and; Montessori Diploma.
Jr. Bambini Teacher
Hello, My name is Rania. I joined Kindervalley a year ago and I work as an Education Assistant for the Bambini classroom. I have 6 years combined experience working as an education assistant and substitute teacher. I hold a Bachelor of Education degree from University of Umm Al- Quora in Saudi Arabia. I also have a certificate of Early Childhood Montessori Assistant, ECE Level 1, and a Special Educational Needs license. My work has involved close supervision of students, managing conflict situations, responding to challenging student behaviors, and addressing student’s abilities to be able to communicate their needs. I love outdoor activities like camping, swimming, biking, and hiking and my favourite dessert is gelato.
Ms. Upasna Saraswat
Hi, my name is Upasana. I am a single mother and I have a daughter. I have a master's degree in psychology. I have been working as a Montessori assistant teacher for a few years. I love working with children's and enjoy the time I spend with them. I am also a Reiki master. I love to create and learn new things. I am really happy to join the Bambini classroom. I love children. I believe that I can create a wonderful learning environment with other staff members.
Ms. Anula Bedekar
Jr. Casa & Casa Teacher
My name is Anula Bedekar. As an undergraduate, I received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts at MS University, India. I spent several years travelling with my husband and eventually settled down in the picturesque city of Calgary to start a family. My hobbies include painting, culinary arts and yoga. I completed my Early childhood Montessori Diploma with MACTE accredited Montessori Teachers college, Calgary. Having spent more than 10 years of my career teaching children in reputed schools in multiple countries, I feel confident and well-poised to lead my classroom at Kindervalley Montessori Academy. I am deeply passionate about carrying forward the life and work of Maria Montessori, who is a pioneer and a shining light in the universe of early child development. The one thing I always attempt with the children in my classroom is to kindle their curiosity. I believe being curious is the golden key to an interesting and fulfilling life. I am excited and wish to be a positive force in the growth we anticipate at Kindervalley in the coming few years.
Ms. Jin have more than 10 years of teaching experience as a child care worker. She holds Montessori assistant teacher training certificate.
My name is Sara. I came from Korea. I have completed my graduation in social Welfare from the University of Korea. I am holding a license as a social worker also I have a license for teaching music, art, and Psychotherapy. I worked as a social worker in Korea. I worked as a child care educator in daycares. I came to Canada two years ago and it is an honour to meet these lovely children in the city of Calgary. I love children. I am happy to see them grow and change through education. I like playing music and I run a Piano academy. I have ECE level 1. I am preparing for the Montessori Paraprofessional Certificate. I currently working as an assistant Nido teacher at KVMA Calgary.
My name is Janel and I am delighted to have gotten the opportunity to teach your bright child. I am currently progressing towards a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development at Bow Valley College, and I have been working with children as a Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, and Early Childhood Assistant for over 8 years. I was born in the Philippines and was raised in Calgary. In my spare time, I love to go swimming and camping.
Special Education Teacher
Mr. Michael Tuason
Assistant Director and Sports Teacher
Hi, my name is Michael. I am currently an Assistant Director and Sports teacher at the Kindervalley Montessori Academy School. I am an extremely patient person as I have worked in the community with all ages and people with disabilities. I recently just moved into the area from Ontario, where I worked as a social service worker. I've worked for companies such as Friends of Ruby, Business in the Streets, Horizons for Youth, and SKETCH. I have had so much fun over the years getting many opportunities to do things like creating programs for marginalized youth and writing grants for nonprofit organizations. In my downtime, I like to work on art projects such as photography. I'm also very outdoorsy as I love to go on hikes with my dogs and go camping. I'm so excited to meet all of you and I'm grateful to make an everlasting impact on your children
Ms. Eileen Kosasih
B.A. Music, M.M., M.A. Fine and Decorative Arts and Design candidate 2021
Eileen Kosasih is a pianist, violinist, artist, and general presenter of things that she finds inspired and inspiring. She holds an M. A. in Fine and Decorative Arts and Design, a piano diploma, B. A. in Music (violin), and M.Music (orchestral conducting). Eileen is the principal 2nd violin of the Symphony of the Kootenays and freelance performs and educates all over southern Alberta and BC. She founded and conducted Calgary Arts Orchestra. Accompaniment residencies have included Calgary Multicultural Choir, Suzuki Talent Education Society, and Calgary Girls Choir. Eileen workshops for the Youth Orchestra Symposium at the Banff Centre, Alberta Clinic Line, and the Calgary Instrumental Society. One of her favourite gigs is teaching for the CPO's Phil Kids. Some of her favourite things include benchmark Abstract Expressionist paintings, her critters, and orchestral works by Bartok
My name is Aymeric and I am teaching French at Alliance Française de Calgary. I have been teaching French for 10 years now in different places such as the USA, Australia and even Latvia!
I work with every type of student: adults, teenagers, kids, toddlers but I mostly enjoy the little ones
Passionate about soccer, I try to incorporate its values when I teach as I want my students to always be in movement. I’m very glad to join the Kindervalley Montessori Academy Teaching team form this year