Miss. Bala

Balajanani is the director and program lead for primary education. She completed Diploma in Integrated Modern, Montessori, Kindergarten, nursery and Traditional Teacher’s Training, AMI Certified Assistant. Bala holds a MBA degree from Toledo University and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E).


Pre-Kindergarten Class

Miss. Debbie

Miss. Debbie received American Montessori Society credential from Palm Beach State College in the mid 1990’s and has been working as a Lead Montessori teacher for about 20 Years.  She is married with two grown daughters and three grandchildren. She loves going to the beach, reading and playing with my grandchildren.
Miss. Debbie will be the lead teacher for Pre-Kindergarten class.

Toddler Lead Teacher

Miss. Shery

I am Shery Michael, I have completed my Montessori Certification for infant and toddler from the Center of Guided Montessori Studies. And I completed my business administration degree from University in Barranquilla one of the top universities in Colombia. I am bilingual(English/Spanish), I have taught kids from 1 year olds, worked as a Lead teacher in Leport Montessori School in Virginia. I have been teaching Montessori for over 15 years. I recently moved to Florida, I love the weather and Florida state.

I am married and have a 5-year old daughter and 2 stepchildren’s. In our free time we love to go the beach, Zumba and spending time with my family and friends.

I love kids and a great follower of Maria Montessori methods. I always provide environment and guidance that cultivates the child independence and a desire for a life time learning.  I always strive to give the best for my kids.

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Assistant Teacher

Ms. Martha

She has 10 years’ experience in Montessori teaching method. She loves being with kids. She obtained her bachelor degree in early childhood education from the university "Los Libertadores" Bogotá, Colombia. She is now pursuing her education in Montessori teaching methodology. She constantly updates her knowledge. She also teaches Spanish.  She has a daughter and she loves going to the beach with her family.

Assistant Teacher

Miss. Joy

I would like to introduce myself as Galileo’s Montessori Academy new Assistant Teacher. My name is Joy and I am currently a Senior at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in Criminology. I believe that education is key to success in all areas of life and wanted to apply that in my position at Galileo Montessori Academy. My main goal in being an Assistant Teacher is to provide a safe and knowledgeable environment for your child. With that being said, I’ve always had a passion for teaching and learning the dynamics in how to become a Teacher myself. Of course I have other things I am passionate about such as: volunteering at Trinity Cafe to feed the homeless, serving at church on the weekends, participating in community events and so much more. I aim to remain productive in things that will give me a new perspective on life.

Montessori Lead Teacher

Miss. Katia

Ms. Katia received her AMI Assistant to Infancy training from The Montessori Institute, Denver CO in 2002 and has been working in Montessori schools in the Tampa Bay area since 1997. She’s originally from Brazil and is married with two grown daughters. She has a passion for reading, traveling and has lived in Austria. Her favorite quote from Dr. Montessori is “The child is the father of the man” which describes in essence her love for the Montessori philosophy of education.

6620 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33265 


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