Team of the Teachers
Elementary Program
Dmitry
Ostrovsky
Lead Teacher
Yulia
Belotskaya
Lead Teacher
Elena
Medvedeva
Laboratory Teacher
Polina
Lukankina
English Language 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.
"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.
Elena has a degree in Mathematics. She has graduated from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Theoretical Informatics and Discrete Mathematics).

"I love working with children and creativity. While studying in University I worked as a mathematics tutor and a children's animator. I was making decoration for wedding parties and handmade gifts. I was fond of decoupage, painting on glass, creating jewelry from polymer clay. It was always interesting to try myself in different creative directions such as cooking soap and candles, floristry, etc. I've worked in a children's carpentry workshop, after in a studio of engineering creativity for children. Among clubs I was attending during school years were patchwork, sewing, clay modeling clubs, a club for the creation of rag dolls of different nations, club of web design, etc".
Polina has graduated from Lomonosov State University (School of Public Administration and The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies). She completed English language course at Kent School of English (Broadstairs, the UK). And in her spare time she teaches English as a volunteer at St. Felix of Burgundy courses, likes travelling, participating in theological quizzes and learns German and Greek.

Dmitry Ostrovsky
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.

Yulia Belotskaya
Lead teacher
"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.

Elena Medvedeva
Laboratory teacher
Elena has a degree in Mathematics. She has graduated from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Theoretical Informatics and Discrete Mathematics).

"I love working with children and creativity. While studying in University I worked as a mathematics tutor and a children's animator. I was making decoration for wedding parties and handmade gifts. I was fond of decoupage, painting on glass, creating jewelry from polymer clay. It was always interesting to try myself in different creative directions such as cooking soap and candles, floristry, etc. I've worked in a children's carpentry workshop, after in a studio of engineering creativity for children. Among clubs I was attending during school years were patchwork, sewing, clay modeling clubs, a club for the creation of rag dolls of different nations, club of web design, etc".

Polina Lukankina
English Language Teacher
Polina has graduated from Lomonosov State University (School of Public Administration and The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies). She completed English language course at Kent School of English (Broadstairs, the UK). And in her spare time she teaches English as a volunteer at St. Felix of Burgundy courses, likes travelling, participating in theological quizzes and learns German and Greek.
Casa dei Bambini
Rhoda
Snyder
Lead Teacher
Ekaterina
Rodionova
Lead Teacher
Susanne Ostrovsky
Teacher
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.
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. In 2017 she got her AMI 3-6 diploma. Susanne is married and a mother of three children.

Rhoda Snyder
Lead teacher
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 Rodionova
Lead Teacher
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.

Susanne Ostrovsky
Teacher
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. In 2017 she got her AMI 3-6 diploma. Susanne is married and a mother of three children.
Svetlana
Myadzel
Assistant
Zara
Grigoryan
Assistant
Olga
Varaksina
Assistant
Svetlana graduated from Yaroslavl State University (Faculty of Economics). "I first learned about Montessori 8 years ago when, my niece was born. After my son's birth I began to take a deeper interest in the method." Svetlana joint Ms. Snyder's class in June, 2017, her son attends a Montessori school. "There is always a place for self-development in my job and that is what I like about it, children are little teachers here."
After seven years spent in Poland and being involved in marketing business Zara came back to Russia with a strong decision to change her mission. In November, 2016 Zara became an assistant in one of our Toddler groups where she had worked for two years and got a huge experienc. From January, 2018 Zara has been assisting miss Snyder in Casa Dei Bambini class, putting all hew energy and skills into this work. She speaks fluent English, Polish, Russian and native Armenian. Her hobby is music and she dedicates free time to singing in the Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church.
Olga graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University in 2017 as a teacher of English and Spanish languages. Olga took part in the International Montessori Conference on theory and practice of scientific pedagogy which took place in January, 2017, Minsk. In December, 2017 Olga has listened the "Formation of Bilingual Montessori Environment" course in Moscow

Svetlana Myadzel
Assistant
Svetlana graduated from Yaroslavl State University (Faculty of Economics). "I first learned about Montessori 8 years ago when, my niece was born. After my son's birth I began to take a deeper interest in the method." Svetlana joint Ms. Snyder's class in June, 2017, her son attends a Montessori school. "There is always a place for self-development in my job and that is what I like about it, children are little teachers here."

Zara Grigoryan
Assistant
After seven years spent in Poland and being involved in marketing business Zara came back to Russia with a strong decision to change her mission. In November, 2016 Zara became an assistant in one of our Toddler groups where she had worked for two years and got a huge experienc. From January, 2018 Zara has been assisting miss Snyder in Casa Dei Bambini class, putting all hew energy and skills into this work. She speaks fluent English, Polish, Russian and native Armenian. Her hobby is music and she dedicates free time to singing in the Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church.

Olga Varaksina
Assistant
Olga graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University in 2017 as a teacher of English and Spanish languages. Olga took part in the International Montessori Conference on theory and practice of scientific pedagogy which took place in January, 2017, Minsk. In December, 2017 Olga has listened the "Formation of Bilingual Montessori Environment" course in Moscow.
Toddler Community
Svetlana
Makeeva
Lead Teacher
Irina
Moiseikina
Parent Infant Lead Teacher
Ksenia
Kholmovskaya
Teacher
Svetlana
Elmanova
Assistant
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.
In 2017 Irina successfully graduated from the AMI Assistants to Infancy course in St. Petersburg.

"Helping bright, pure souls in adapting to the rapidly changing world, as it was said by Maria Montessori, I can truly call my mission. I want to share right, useful, scientifically based information with parents aiming at establishing keen and deeper understanding of the nature of the child."

Ksenia has been working at Montessori School of Moscow since 2012, having grown from administrator to deputy head of school. At the moment, Ksenia is an AMI student of the Assistants to Infancy course in Vancouver, Canada. Since February 2018 she has been working as a Montessori guide in this age group.
"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."

Svetlana Makeeva
Lead teacher
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.

Irina Moiseikina
Parent Indant Lead Teacher
In 2017 Irina successfully graduated from the AMI Assistants to Infancy course in St. Petersburg.

"As my mission I see helping bright, pure souls in adapting to the rapidly changing world, as it was said by Maria Montessori. I would also like to share right, useful, scientifically based information with parents aiming at establishing keen and deeper understanding of the nature of the child."

Ksenia Kholmovskaya
Consultant
Ksenia has been working at Montessori School of Moscow since 2012, having grown from administrator to deputy head of school. At the moment, Ksenia is an AMI student of the Assistants to Infancy course in Vancouver, Canada. Since February 2018 she has been working as a Montessori guide in this age group.

Svetlana Elmanova
Assistant
"I became interested in the Montessori system six years ago as I was preparing to become a mother. At home I tried to create such an environment, in which learning is the choice of the child and not an obligation, and where he can be treated as a personality. Montessori School of Moscow has become a second home for me, in the full meaning of the word."
Additional Classes Teachers
Elena Medvedeva
Laboratory teacher
Elena has a degree in Mathematics. She has graduated from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Theoretical Informatics and Discrete Mathematics).

"I love working with children and creativity. While studying in University I worked as a mathematics tutor and a children's animator. I was making decoration for wedding parties and handmade gifts. I was fond of decoupage, painting on glass, creating jewelry from polymer clay. It was always interesting to try myself in different creative directions such as cooking soap and candles, floristry, etc. I've worked in a children's carpentry workshop, after in a studio of engineering creativity for children. Among clubs I was attending during school years were patchwork, sewing, clay modeling clubs, a club for the creation of rag dolls of different nations, club of web design, etc".
Ruben Petrosyan
Piano teacher
Ruben graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory as a piano teacher and performer. Ruben has given concerts around England and Italy. He is a keen musician and has been teaching since 2009.
Susanne Ostrovsky
Music teacher
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 the music lessons children dance, sing, work with Orff instruments, movements and rhythms using the language of music. These music lessons awaken interest to music, develop an ear to it, help to be competent in pitch, during them the children learn to be social and get emotional relaxation.
Karolina Yakubeni
Art teacher
Karolina graduated from Moscow University Press (MSUE) majoring book graphics and layout, specialty artist illustrator. Spoken techniques such as etching, aquatint, etching, drypoint. Regular participant of exhibitions.
Since 2002 and to this day she is a founder and a teacher in The Birth of a Thing art studio. She have experience of working with children from 2 years old, and children with cerebral palsy.
Dmitry Ostrovsky
Dungeons and Dragons

Game Guide
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.