Teacher Bios

Toddler Community:


Toddler 1

Maria Aguilar: Guide 

Ms. Maria joined MHFC 6 years ago, she has always loved working with children. She believes that love and patience are very important when working with children. Church and her faith in God are two things that are close to her heart. Church is actually where she spends most of her time, working in the Mission’s department. She has gone to four mission trips and each one has been a blessing to her life. She earned her Montessori Teacher Certification during the  2017 summer at Houston Montessori Center.


  • Licett Espin                         Assistant
  • Yanaig Fleitas                     Assistant


Toddler 2

photo-7Juana Wiggington: Guide

Ms. Juana joined MHFC in 2006. She has an associate degree in Theology from Maranatha Institute and earned her AMS Associate Infant and Toddler Certification from the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Juana is passionate about faith, family, friendship and working with toddlers. She is the proud mother of a daughter named Faith.


  • Glenda Arias                                          Assistant
  • Juanita Hinojosa                                 Assistant
  • Alexandra Gonzalez                            Assistant


Early Childhood Community:


Early Childhood 1

   Sandy Kabarwal: Guide

Ms. Sandy joined MHFC in 2011 after many years of teaching experience both in India and the United States. She has a master’s degree in chemistry and an associate degree in microbiology. She earned her AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential from the Houston Montessori Center. A proud mother of two, Ms. Sandy loves working with children and watching their joy as they discover and learn new things.



  • Ebtisam Agbaria            Assistant
  • Rana Shamim                Assistant


Early Childhood 2

Liyuan Jin: Guide

Ms. Liyuan joined MHFC in 2013. She has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M.  She earned her AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credentials from the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Liyuan believes strongly in the Montessori quote: “it is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child who once he was”.



  • Lima Haikal                      Assistant
  • Rita Baso                          Assistant


Early Childhood 3

Lakshmi Thirumalai:      Guide 

Ms. Lakshmi joined MHFC in 2013 after many years of teaching experience both in India and United States. She has a master’s degree in management and earned her AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in New Jersey. She is also a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Brain Gym instructor. Her special interest is to facilitate learning for children with learning differences. She enjoys biking, fishing and traveling with her family.

  • Anna Rubin                      Assistant



Early Childhood 4

Aruna Alluri:      Guide    

Ms. Aruna joined MHFC in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and earned her  AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credentials from the Houston Montessori Center. Ms. Aruna is the proud mother of two children.




  • Megan Richard                  Assistant
  • Elisa Jiwani                        Assistant



Elementary Community:



Magali Fisher:      Elementary Guide

Magali was born in France, and grew up in Latin America. She has a Master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American studies as well as a Master’s degree in Translation from Kent State University, OH. After working as a Teacher of French as a Second Language, then relocating to the USA, and finally working as a project manager in the translation industry, she decided to pursue a teaching certification. She is finishing her certification as a 6-12 Montessori guide at the Gulf-coast Montessori Teacher Education Center.  She has 4 children and loves to bake, to read, gardening, doing yoga,     and exploring nature with her family.

 Francisco Albornoz:      Elementary Guide

Francisco was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a large loving family; he is the youngest of six siblings. After working in the marketing and advertising field for five years, he relocated to the United States. Francisco met his wonderful wife in North Carolina and they have two children, Lucas and Emma. Francisco decided to pursue the field of Montessori Education after spending 15 years participating in the corporate world.  Francisco has a  Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising and an AMS Montessori 6 – 9 Credential.   In North Carolina in 2010 and helped to establish a Spanish Immersion program at International Montessori School. He has 7 years experience as a lead teacher in a Spanish Immersion Montessori classroom and both of his children have received Montessori educations. He loves to work towards being a balanced person by practicing Yoga, training for Triathlons, and meditating. His family enjoys nature, likes to camp, explore parks, and bike ride.

Maria Alexandra Rhol:        Elementary Guide

  • Rosario Via                                    Assistant