In 2015 Valentina obtained her AMI 0-3 diploma from the Higher School of the Montessori Method in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2018 she completed her studies as a professional facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie.
"Continuing the family tradition, I always felt the struggle inside me between two occupations: architecture and education. Montessori combines both. Montessori Education is like architecture. When you build a house, you need a solid foundation, harmonious and functional architecture considering the peculiarities of the tenants and good-quality construction. In Montessori pedagogy, it is necessary to lay a strong foundation for the "absorbent mind", recognize the talents of each child and organize a fully-prepared learning environment. Montessori School of Moscow is indeed a harmonious space perfectly built to help children find their calling."
Eleonora has been involved with MSM since our opening in 2009. Eleonora has studied in Russia, United States and Japan. She speaks fluent English and some Japanese. Eleonora is qualified by Association Montessori Internationale to work with children under 3 years of age and their families. She holds her Assistants to Infancy diploma from The Montessori Institute of Denver. Eleonora also holds a Master's degree in Education from Loyola University (USA), where she focused on Special Needs as part of her studies.
Besides her AMI diploma she holds diplomas in economics and linguistics.
Administration Team

Valentina Zaytseva
Founder
In 2015 Valentina obtained her AMI 0-3 diploma from the Higher School of the Montessori Method in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2018 she completed her studies as a professional facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie.

Elena Fedosova-Gonidi
Head of School
"Continuing the family tradition, I always felt the struggle inside me between two occupations: architecture and education. Montessori combines both. Montessori Education is like architecture. When you build a house, you need a solid foundation, harmonious and functional architecture considering the peculiarities of the tenants and good-quality construction. In Montessori pedagogy, it is necessary to lay a strong foundation for the "absorbent mind", recognize the talents of each child and organize a fully-prepared learning environment. Montessori School of Moscow is indeed a harmonious space perfectly built to help children find their calling."

Eleonora Lyudvik
Deputy Head of School
Eleonora has been involved with MSM since our opening in 2009. Eleonora has studied in Russia, United States and Japan. She speaks fluent English and some Japanese. Eleonora is qualified by Association Montessori Internationale to work with children under 3 years of age and their families. She holds her Assistants to Infancy diploma from The Montessori Institute of Denver. Eleonora also holds a Master's degree in Education from Loyola University (USA), where she focused on Special Needs as part of her studies.
Besides her AMI diploma she holds diplomas in economics and linguistics.
Maria
Fedotova
Communications Manager
Natalia
Dyadyurko
Administrator
Maria has been working at MSM since 2010. Having joined us initially as an assistant to the Casa dei Bambini class, since 2013 he has been working in the school administration. Maria maintains the work of the school's website and school accounts in social networks, helps with organisation of events and also supports school programs with the process of producing educational materials.
Natalia has been contributing her organisational skills to the school life since November 2106, helping in monitoring and maintenance of the vital daily administrative process. She is now studying children's psychology and strives to develop as a specialist in the field.

Maria Fedotova
Communications Manager
Maria has been working at MSM since 2010. Having joined us initially as an assistant to the Casa dei Bambini class, since 2013 he has been working in the school administration. Maria maintains the work of the school's website and school accounts in social networks, helps with organisation of events and also supports school programs with the process of producing educational materials.

Natalia Dyadyurko
Administrator
Natalia has been contributing her organisational skills to the school life since November 2106, helping in monitoring and maintenance of the vital daily administrative process. She is now studying children's psychology and strives to develop as a specialist in the field.