Bumblebee Lead Teacher

Ms. Alya has 10 years of experience teaching Montessori children ages three to six years old. She attended University of Baghdad in Baghdad, Iraq, where she received a Bachelor degree of Education. She's also completed the Child Development Associate degree (CDA) at Austin Community College. Most recently, she completed the American Montessori Society (AMS) Primary Montessori Certification from Montessori Teacher Education Institute in Houston, Texas.

As an educator, she believes that children are to be respected and loved. Teaching children has made her realize that every day is a new day to learn and grow. Alya says, "My strength as an educator is to provide a child with the right type of environment and real activities in the child's proportions and tempo. This is where the child may exert his power and have self-control."