our Team




Eliisa became a part of the Young Minds community in the summer of 2018 when she and her husband Luis became the owners of Young Minds. Eliisa grew up in Finland, but has been residing in Texas since 2010. After completing a 10-year career in the mental health field and having her first son, she...



Angelica joins our team with over 20 years of experience in Montessori education. She has shared her love for the Montessori Method in the capacity of Teacher Assistant, Lead Primary Guide, and Director.

Ms. Angelica received her American Montessori Society credential (Primary 2 1/2- 6...


Assistant Director / Floater / Music Teacher

Tor joined Young Minds Montessori in 2022 after working in the Montessori field for over 6 years in various roles. She has experience teaching all age groups and believes in giving every child the very best in Montessori learning.

Tor leads our music program and is a trained musician with...


Primary Teachers


Primary Lead Guide

Ms. Sylvia joined our team with over 15 years of experience in early childhood education. She grew up in Poland but has been residing in the United States since 2014 with the majority of the time as a Montessori Guide in the New York area. She holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in...

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Primary Assistant Guide

Ms. Laura joined our team with a background of over 15 years in the field of early childhood education. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in child development, and a Master's Degree in Education. She also just recently completed her Teaching Certification in Montessori education with North American...


Lead Guide / Curriculum Coordinator

Ms. Kadambari is originally from India and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and also holds an Associate Degree in web page design. She has been a Montessori teacher for over 22 years and received her AMS (American Montessori Society) diploma from MECA Seton in Chicago.



Primary Assistant

Melanie is originally from Houston and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Child Development and Family Relationships.

Melanie says: "It was during my studies that I was reintroduced to Montessori education. I had attended Montessori...


Pre-Primary Teachers

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Pre-Primary Guide

Ms. Paola joined our team after relocating to Texas from NYC, where she was raised. She has been working with children for over 12 years in both traditional and Montessori settings and has been part of the Young Minds Montessori family since 2020.

Ms. Paola holds an Associate Degree in...


Pre-Primary Guide

Mariana grew up in Brazil and moved to the United States with her family in 2015. She began working at Young Minds Montessori in early 2018, and has held various positions primarily working with the toddle-aged children. Mariana is currently pursuing a degree in Early...


Pre-Primary Guide

Ms. Diana joined our team early spring in 2023 and has been working primarily with our youngest ones in our toddler environments.

Diana says: "Working with children has always been something I love. I have over two years of experience working in early childcare in various settings. As...


Pre-primary Guide

Ms. Chelsi joined our team as Toddler Teacher after teaching early childhood education for the last year in both a traditional preschool, as well as Montessori settings. She's held roles as assistant and lead teacher and has enjoyed sharing her knowledge with our team at Young Minds Montessori....