Our Staff

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At Montessori School of Kearny Mesa our multi-cultural staff encourages life long learning.  All our teachers have a passion for education and a love for children.

Suji Jayasinghe
Kinda Sancha
Bianca McKinney
Magda Juardo
Onitha Ranasinghe
Shirley Saunders
Maria Ramiraz
Neha Patel

Ms. Suji Jayasinghe

Ms. Suji has been in the teaching field over two decades and has been teaching Montessori curriculum since 2003. She holds a California Child Development Teacher Permit as well as a Montessori Diploma from the International Association of Progressive Montessori.  She’s well-liked by students and colleagues alike and truly enjoys working with children of all ages.

Ms. Kinda Sancha

Ms. Kinda is the lead teacher in our infant and toddler room. She  graduated with a degree in Mass Communication from the Philippines. After she became a mother herself, she decided to focusing on becoming a teacher. She has since earned her Child Development units and has been a part of the MSKM family for nearly 4 years. Her talents with dance and choreography are enjoyed by everyone and always make the children ready to groove along with her.

MS. Bianca McKinney

Ms. Bianca has been an infant and toddler teacher with the Montessori School of Kearny Mesa for 2 years. She completed her child development units at Mesa College San Diego. Her passion for children and teaching brings a lot of joy to all the little children.

Ms. Magda Jurado

Ms. Magda is one of our infant and toddler teachers. She earned her finance degree at the University of Peru.  Her love for children however has lead her to become a teacher. Ms. Magda’s creative crafts always make any child’s birthday party a memorable one. Also, Ms. Magda is known for her cooking talent!  She always gives school lunches a restaurant quality taste and presentation!

Ms. Onitha Ranasinghe

Ms. Onitha is one of our pre-Kindergarten teacher. She holds her Montessori Diploma from the International Association of Progressive Montessori. Ms. Onitha has also completed her early childhood units from West Valley College in Los Angeles. Ms. Onitha is most known for her talent with sports which, comes in handy during our outdoor activities.

Ms. Shirley Saunders

Ms. Shirley is one of our Pre school Prep class teachers. She obtained her child development units from Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She has more than 12 years of experience in teaching. Ms. Shirley is a gentle and caring teacher.  Her way of caring for children helps children to understand respect and independence.

Ms. Maria Ramiraz

Ms. Maria is our Kindergarten and Pre-K teacher.  She has over 16 years of experience in teaching. She holds her Montessori Diploma from the International Association of Progressive Montessori, Ms. Maria has also completed her child development units at the South west College in Chula Vista.  In addition to being a fabulous Montessorian, Ms. Maria teaches Spanish language to our children too. Her love of teaching extends to teaching adults as well!

Ms. Neha Patel

Ms. Neha is one of our teachers in the Infant & Toddler class.  Her dancing talent gives wonderful instructions to the children to learn dancing steps with fantastic rhythms. Ms. Neha also enjoys cooking. She likes to cook meals for children and enjoys introducing the children to the international culinary arts and enjoys accommodating all cultures in her cooking.