of Nyack

Teaching Staff
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
(eligible 4 year old children)


Our School
Our History
Our Classes
Our Teachers
    Full Day Program
    Half Day Program
    Universal Pre-K
    Special Weekly Teachers
    Cultural Studies
    Dance & Yoga
    Practical Life
Our Fun
Our Summer
Our Families
Our Administration

DHARANI G. NARASIMHAN came to the Montessori Center of Nyack in 2001. She is a graduate of Bangalore University and an AMI certified Montessori teacher. While she was in India, Dharani owned and managed her own school. Her mother and sister are also trained Montessori teachers, so her familiarity with the philosophy extends beyond her immediate formal experience. Dharani completed a combined Masters in regular and special education at the College of New Rochelle and, having passed all of the required examinations, attained  her permanent NYS teaching certification. She brings patience, dedication, and creativity to her position of directress and is also the supervising teacher of the Universal Prekindergarten program at the Montessori Center of Nyack.


LINDA HARVEY joins us in the 2014-2015 school year as the head teacher in our Full Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten class. (UPK is a state funded program for children who reach the age of four prior to December 1, and whose families meet state mandated eligibility requirements.) Linda brings a wealth of experience to our Full Day UPK class. She is a Certified New York State teacher as well as having her credentials as a Montessori teacher. In addition, Linda has a Master of Science in Education. She owned and operated her own Montessori school, and has trained extensively in Montessori teaching methods at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in White Plains, New York. Linda has infused the busy Full-Day UPK classroom with a beautiful Montessori aesthetic.


BEATRIX STEFAN has been working at the Montessori Center for seven years. A former preschool teacher in her native Hungary, she is very artistic and loves designing projects for her students. In addition, Beatrix has her Child Development Associates credential from Rockland Community College.  The mother of an active four-year-old,. Beatrix is noted for her gentle way with children, making her an ideal member of the UPK team.


Current Newsletter
Driving Directions

85 Marion Street,   Nyack, NY 10960     *    845-358-9209