When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, “I want to do it!” But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, “Help me to do it alone.”And these words reveal their inner needs.

- Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood,   translated by M. Joseph Costelloe, S.J.


Sandra Murgacz


Head of School

BA Rutgers University

MECCA-Montessori Early Childhood Credential

10 years Primary/Kindergarten teaching experience at CHMS

25+ years administrative experience at CHMS


Kristin Zarro


Director of Finances

BA Rutgers University

CMTE-Montessori Early Childhood Credential

9 years teaching experience, 5 at CHMS

10 years administrative experience at CHMS


Moumita Guharoy

Co-Head Teacher

BA and MA University of Calcutta

PCTE- Montessori Early Childhood Credential

6 years teaching experience in Primary and kindergarten at CHMS


Shabana Jumma

Co-Head Teacher

BA and MA Mumbai University

PCTE-Montessori Early Childhood Credential

3 years teaching experience at CHMS


Susmita Kharkwal

Head Teacher-Primary

BA Lady Shri Ram College

PCTE-Montessori Early Childhood Credential

4 years teaching experience at CHMS


Lynette Mullins

Co-Head Teacher

Attending Middlesex County College

CMTE-Montessori Early Childhood Credential

6+years teaching experience at CHMS


Anna Bich

Head Teacher –Infant/Toddler

MA Ukrainian State Pedagogical University

PCTE-Montessori Infant/Toddler Credential

3 years teaching experience at CHMS


Lisa Brown

Co –Teacher

Attended Kingsborough Community College NY

10 years experience assisting and co-teaching at CHMS



Jessica Wadkins


Attending Hunter College,NY

Attended CMTE

4 years assisting and co-teaching experience at CHMS


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