Team of the Teachers
Elementary Program
Lead Teacher
Lead Teacher
Born in Moldova, Dmitry immigrated to Israel with his family when he was 9 years old. He earned his B.A. in Literature, M.A. in Philosophy, and his teaching certification at the University of Tel Aviv. During his studies he learned about Maria Montessori and her method, and co-founded a progressive school in Israel. Dmitry earned his AMI Elementary diploma at the Montessori Training Center Northeast in Hartford, CT, USA. Dmitry is married and a father of three children. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing poetry and stories, dancing, and making music. He is very keen on Peace Education.
"As soon as I started my Cosmic Education training in Switzerland (Centre de Formation Montessori Francophonie AMI) I was convinced of the urgency to spread the Montessori method of education in Russia and for the Russian-speaking children. This will help them become part of the worldwide community of happy, open minded and conscious people." Julia obtained her 6-12 AMI diploma in the summer of 2015 and now leads our Elementary program along with Dmitry.
Casa dei Bambini
Lead Teacher
Ekaterina Rodionova
Susanne Ostrovsky
Ms. Snyder has worked with Calgary Montessori School for 12 years where she had started in 1999 as an Assistant and where she has been directing and launching classes as a Directress since 2005. Rhoda holds her AMI 3-6 certification from the Montessori Institute Northwest in Portland, OR, USA. Her professional goal is to eventually become a Montessori trainer at the 3-6 level.
Ms. Snyder is a Canadian citizen, originally from South Africa. Rhoda comes from a diverse family and is very keen on teaching culture and music to children.
Ekaterina has been working in education since 2004, developing an interest in Montessori by 2009. She is an author of a range of articles and publications on education. Since 2015, Ekaterina has been involved in the first 3-6 AMI diploma course in Moscow. A mother of two, she applies all of her knowledge and energy to creating an interesting and warm atmosphere in her program at MSM. Ekaterina is an experienced and keen educator.
Natalia has been working for Montessori School of Moscow as an assistant teacher since 2014. Having obtained her diploma from Montessori Centre International in June 2016 she is now co-teaching with Ekaterina Rodionova in our bi-lingual 3-6 classroom. Natalia is in charge of the English language component in our Casa dei Bambini 2 class. Having lived in the UK for 12 years, she has become a guide of British culture for the children in her class.
Born and raised in Austria, Susanne completed her M.A. studies in Piano Pedagogics with a major in Early Childhood Music Education (Carl Orff). During her studies she spent one year abroad in Tel Aviv and Moscow for research. In 2004 Susanne moved to Israel. Since 2010 she has been working as a Montessori guide. Susanne earned her NAMC Montessori diplomas for primary and lower elementary levels, and attended the 3-6 foundation course with AMI. She is currently studying towards her AMI 3-6 diploma. Susanne is married and a mother of three children.
At the moment Nastya studies History of Art professionally and she is the author of several albums about contemporary artists. "Montessori School of Moscow allows me to study a variety of sociocultural phenomena which affect the formation of a person. Working as a Montessori assistant also gives me an opportunity to demonstrate sensitivity, patience, emotional intelligence and above all ability to listen."
Toddler Community
Lead Teacher
Glaiza Joy
Svetlana holds her 0-3 Montessori qualification from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), obtained through the Higher School of the Montessori Method in St. Petersburg, Russia. Svetlana has been involved with this method of education since 2008, first as a parent and later as a professional guide. She now leads our Toddler Community, contributes to our prenatal and parent infant programs and is actively involved in our parent education initiatives. Svetlana is fluent in English.
Yulia has been involved with education for over 6 years, continuing the family tradition of teaching. In the summer of 2015 Julia got her AMI 0-3 certification from The Montessori Institute of Denver. Those children who attended her class in 2014-2015 have been demonstrating high levels of development since they moved to the Casa dei Bambini program in September 2015.
Glaiza graduated from Araullo University - Phinma Education Network in the Phillipines with a Bachelor degree in Nursing. "I believe that Montessori schools differ a lot from any other educational system by its approach. I like working at MSM a lot because it is an international school which shows respect, care and trust to all people. I am very proud to be part of this Montessori tradition".
Uliana holds a degree in Tourism, and has completed an introductory Montessori course in 2016. She is a student of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. "I began to work as an assistant and feel very happy about it. Assisting children helps my inner child to surface, it helps me to disclose and put to use such qualities as patience, caring for others, understanding, which develop love to the environment and people. I like reading, cooking and travelling. I am fond of doing yoga to maintain a balanced life."
Svetlana Elmanova
"I became interested in the Montessori system six years ago when I was preparing to become a mother. At home I tried to create such an environment, in which learning is the right of the child and not an obligation, and where he is treated as a personality. Montessori School of Moscow has become a second home for me, in the full meaning of the word."
Zara used to work in marketing until autumn 2016 when she decided to come back to Russia after seven years spent in Poland. She speaks fluent English, Polish, Russian and native Armenian. Her hobby is music and she dedicates all her free time to singing in a choir.
Parent Infant Program
Eleonora Lyudvik
Lead Teacher
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 the 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.