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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.
In 2009, Dharani completed a combined Masters in regular and special education at the College of New Rochelle and has her permanent NYS teaching certification. As the new Director of the Montessori Center of Nyack, Dharani brings a teaching background to administration and an administrative background to teaching.

GIRISH NARASIMHAN is the Administrator and Head of Operations at the Montessori Center of Nyack. Educated in Chennia, India, he was instrumental in the development and operations of The Montessori School in Bengaluru, India. Since moving to the United States in 2000, he has been a local business developer and is an active member of the Nyack community. Girish develops and implements policies and goals at the Montessori Center of Nyack designed to meet our early childhood mission.

KRISTIN SAUNDERS, RN, BSN is the health care consultant for the Montessori Center of Nyack. She is available for questions regarding the health and well-being of our students and helps us determine school policy relating to medical issues such as our guidelines for children with allergies. Kristin makes sure our student�s medical records are complete and up-to-date and she files appropriate forms to comply with state mandated regulations.

DOROTHY GOREN has been associated with the Montessori Center of Nyack since 1987, first as administrator and now as consultant She is a graduate of Barnard College with a Masters in Organizational Management from Manhattanville. She has spent many years in executive positions before selecting the field of early childhood as her primary interest. Dorothy has a doctorate in education and holds Children�s Program Administrator Credential from the New York State Association for the Education for Young Children.

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