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Nicole Bossy-Meadows

Mrs. Meadows has been an active member of Montessori Visions Academy since 1999 and is Montessori Primary certified. She has been competitive in gymnastics and enjoys sharing her skills in both Montessori and gymnastics. She has enjoyed working with children for many years and is happy to have her sons, Bentley and Marley, attend MVA with her. 

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Dana Betancourt

Ms. Betancourt was born and raised in Southern California and recently moved to the Las Vegas area.  She attended CBU, where she received her BA in Political Sciences and played collegiate level softball.  Ms. Betancourt worked with children that have disabilities for over five years before transitioning to a career in Montessori.  She is most excited about using the Montessori materials in her classroom.  Ms. Betancourt enjoys hiking, gardening, and watching her favorite baseball team play.

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Emily Chang

Mrs. Chang graduated from Rutgers University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English. Her two boys began attending MVA after the family moved to Nevada in 2014. She volunteered as the gardening specialist for a year and decided to become a certified Montessori Primary teacher. Emily is excited for another year of learning in the garden.

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Laura Dominguez Perez

Ms. Dominguez studied Social Communications in Cuba and worked with elementary students for 8 years before coming to the United States.  She continued to work as a teacher's assistant and attended training to work with children with autism.  She is excited to teach the Montessori philosophy and to instill a love of lifelong learning in her students.  She enjoys developing independence and trust in children.  She is looking forward to getting her certification in Montessori education and completing her Elementary education degree.

Isabel Garcia

Ms. Garcia was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She moved to the United States in 2006 and began working as a nanny until eventually discovering Montessori education. She holds a Master's degree in Physiology and has worked in a Montessori school for eight years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, cooking and doing crafts. 

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Ana Gaspar

Ms. Ana Gaspar was born in Mexico City but was raised in California.  She attained her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Orange Coast College and her Montessori Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.  Ms. Gaspar enjoys knitting, crocheting, and being outdoors.  She has more than five years experience working in the Montessori setting and loves working with children.  She is excited to join MVA as a Primary Montessori Teacher in the Spanish Immersion Program!

Lydia Hall

Mrs. Hall joined Montessori Visions Academy in 2012 and is a certified Montessori Primary teacher. She comes from Arizona with a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Music from the University of Arizona. She has worked with children since 1998, specializing in dance and gymnastics. She has worked with families of students with special needs and has spent time in Korea where she became fluent in the language. She is excited to raise her children in the Montessori philosophy.

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Esmeralda Marquez

Ms. Marquez was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is currently attending College of Southern Nevada to obtain her BA in Elementary Education. Ever since she could remember, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. Esmeralda is so excited to be a Montessori teacher and to share her love of learning at MVA!   

Nina Mousel

Mrs. Mousl was born and raised in Luxembourg (Europe) where she graduated from Technical Administration and Business School. During her schooling years she studied 13 years of French and German, currently she’s fluent in 5 languages. She loves traveling and experiencing different cultures, she’s visited 11 countries. Learning about early childhood psychology has always been her aspiration and she fell in love with the Montessori Philosophy at first sight. She always felt a deep connection to children, she loves teaching Montessori values and she feels she can make a significant difference in a child’s life. Her favorite hobby is cooking French and Italian cuisine. 

Claire Mulert

Ms. Mulert was born and raised outside of Chicago then moved to New Orleans to attend college. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. After moving to NYC, she received her MST in Early Childhood Development, Learning and Intervention at Pace University. She discovered her love of the Montessori philosophy while working at a Montessori school in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Mulert is thrilled to be a Montessori teacher at Montessori Visions Academy and to guide each child on their educational journey. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

Erika Oliveros-Rojas

Ms. Oliveros-Rojas was born in Lima, Peru but has lived in Las Vegas for 8 years. She has four children, 3 boys and 1 girl.  Ms. Oliveros-Rojas has a bachelor’s degree in elementary school education, a master’s degree in management of education institutions from Madrid, Spain, and another master's in school management from Lima, Peru. With 25 years of experience in education, Ms. Oliveros-Rojas loves working in Montessori because she feels the method complements her studies and motivates her to continue in this wonderful journey as a teacher. As someone who loves working with children, she is so excited to share her knowledge and experience to them.

Ariel Roes

Ms. Roes lived in Arizona for most of her life and attended Northland Pioneer College where she majored in music and theatre. She discovered the Montessori philosophy from her older sisters and decided to move to Las Vegas to join Montessori Visions Academy and become and a Montessori certified teacher. She loves to read suspenseful books and swim. She can be found randomly singing and quoting movies.  

Maryann Russell

Mrs. Russell is a Las Vegas native, living and growing up in Nevada. She has been interested in the Montessori lifestyle and community since she learned about it and is thrilled to educate her son in Montessori. She is excited to learn with the children and express her love and appreciation of the Montessori philosophy. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from UNLV and has a business in Photography working specifically with children, families and newborns. As a Montessori certified teacher, she is so excited to be a part of the family here at Montessori Visions.  Along with learning and teaching the children, she is excited for them to teach her as well.

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Sofia Serrato

Mrs. Sofia Serrato was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Bilingual Education and also holds a degree in Learning Disabilities.  Mrs. Serrato has been married for 9 years, her oldest "son" is a 10 year old Springer Spaniel. She is also a mom of two boys who she has been raising under the Montessori Philosophy and therefore, she decided to become a Montessori Certified Teacher. Some of her hobbies are running, yoga, hiking, travel, vegan food and making memories with her family.

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