Meet Our Administration!

Ms. Christina Chiaffarano entered the field of education seven years ago, and earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She began her career by counseling underprivileged children at the elementary level in public schools. Upon switching careers to Montessori Education, she acquired her Montessori Society Credential in Early Childhood (AMS) from the prestigious Montessori Teacher Training Institute (MTTI), under the guidance of 

Mrs. Beverly McGhee (Head of MTTI). Ms. Chiaffarano served as a Lead Teacher at Small World Montessori for three years under the directorship of the Head of School, Mr. Vayani, and then went on to acquire her Director's Credential in Early Childcare with VPK endorsement. She has been directing at Small World Montessori for four years.

Ms. Christina Chiaffarano

Director of Admissions

Ms. Pilar Ramirez has earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in education from Nova Southeastern University, located in Davie, Florida. She is originally from the Dominican Republic. She has always had a passion for children and ensuring that the learning environment benefits all children. She has had many different experiences and opportunities over the years that have led her to hold the position of Assistant Director at Small World Montessori Schools. 

Ms. Pilar Ramirez
Assistant Director 

Ms. Anna Rendon attended Village Montessori and received her AMS credential in Toddlers. She has worked with Small World Montessori Schools for ten years. She is originally from Miami, Florida. She has always had a love for children and has always had a desire for helping them learns and develop. She is consistently learning and applying her knowledge and experiences into helping both teachers and students succeed at Small World Montessori Schools. She currently holds the position of Assistant Director and Toddler Coordinator at Small World Montessori Schools. 

Ms. Anna Rendon
Assistant Director / Curriculum Coordinator for Toddler Program 

Ms. Karla Figueroa has earned a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Hospitality Management from Mercyhurst University, located in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is originally from Honduras, and later moved to the United States to continue her studies. She has had many experiences throughout her collegiate career that has led her to the position that she now holds at Small World Montessori Schools. She currently holds the position of Administrator of Finance at Small World Montessori Schools. 

Ms. Karla Figueroa 
Administrator of Finance 

Ms. Surya Nair began her interest in graphic design and social media at a very young age. Henceforth, she ventured to strengthen her knowledge of mass media and communications through various hands-on learning experiences. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology from the University of South Florida while freelancing as a graphic designer. After Ms. Surya Nair graduated, she joined Small World Montessori. She currently holds the position of Administrator of Marketing and Communications.

Ms. Surya Nair 
Administrator of  Marketing
and Communications

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