Director & Head Teacher
Amna Rehmane has 25 years of Montessori experience as a teacher (primarily for ages 3-6, as well as 2 years in a classroom with 6-9 year-olds) and as an Education Director. After teaching at The Red Oaks School in Morristown, New Jersey until 2013, she joined Palet Montessori School in Istanbul, Turkey, a new school dedicated to establishing Montessori pedagogy in Turkey, on a two-year assignment as the Education Director and Montessori Consultant. Amna is a Montessori teachers’ instructor and affiliated with Istanbul Montessori Enstitusu (IME). Until August 2017, she was the Lead Teacher / English Guide in a bi-lingual, 3-6 Children’s House classroom at the Pacific Rim International School (PRINTS) in San Mateo, CA.
Amna is a graduate of the University of Karachi, majoring in Education and Psychology, and received her Montessori training in 1984 from the year-long training program conducted by the Netherland’s Association Montessori International (AMI) Teachers’ Training Center in Karachi, Pakistan.
Amna is also a mother of two sons, both of whom attended Montessori schools up to the elementary level.
Her LinkedIn profile can be found here.
Music & Spanish
Early Music Education is an essential part of the development of every young child. Recent research has proven the strong impact musical play has on language acquisition, social, spatial and emotional development to name only a few areas of learning. At FSM Montessori, your child will enjoy weekly 30-minute music classes with Miss Sandy - a registered Music Together® instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. Through fun and engaging activities centering around Music from all over the world - your child will develop a firm grasp of melody and rhythm. We will be singing, dancing, chanting and playing small precision instruments. Children will learn how to engage each other and the world around them through song and dance!
Language acquisition for preschool age children enhances social interaction, school readiness and cultural awareness. Our 30-minute class aims to open your child's ear to the Spanish language through finger plays, songs, dance and crafts. This vocabulary-based class takes material from the life of the young child as the teacher encourages each child to participate in the joy of language learning. Maestra Sandy was born and raised in Mexico City, and has been teaching music and Spanish to native and foreign speakers for over 25 years.