Alona Zmitrovich
Alona Zmitrovich
Director

Alona is from Latvia and began her journey as a Montessori teacher and loved it so much that she decided to open her very own Montessori school. Then she loved that so much that she opened 2 more! Alona holds an MBA in Business Adminstration, a Master's in Education, and a Montessori Diploma in Ages 3-6 Education from AMI - Munich, Germany. She is currently completing her Master's Certificate in IB Education.

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Samantha Poe-Azatova
PYP Coordinator & EAL Teacher

Samantha is from the United States and has been teaching in international schools for 10 years in Chile and Latvia. She holds a Master's in Education from the University of Maryland, a Master's Certificate in IB Education from the University of Windsor, and she is completing her Ages 9-12 Montessori Diploma at European Montessori Centre in Oslo, Norway. A language lover through and through, Samantha speaks Spanish, French, Russian, and is currently learning Latvian!

Katarzyna Cudny
Katarzyna Cudny
Ages 3-6 Teacher

Katarzyna is from Poland and has been teaching preschool internationally for the past 12 years in both Polish and English. She holds a Master's Degree in Speech Therapy along with a Montessori Diploma in Ages 3-6 Education from the Polish Montessori Institute. She also has the distinction of having taught her own child in her class! She likes theater as well as Israeli dance.

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Mary Sowndarya
Ages 3-6 Teacher

Mary is from India and has been teaching Montessori both locally and international for over 8 years. She holds a Bachelors in Biotechnology and a Montessori Certificate in Ages 3-6 Education from AMI - Chennai. She comes with extensive experience as a coordinator and a lead teacher. She was instrumental in developing a Montessori curriculum in two Indian languages along with English to establish a trilingual program.

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Zanda Dz─ôrve
Latvian Teacher

Zanda is from Latvia and holds a Bachelor's degree in Preschool Education and a Montessori Diploma from University of Latvia. She has worked both as a preschool teacher and a head of school, but she decided that her true calling was working with kids and transitioned back into the classroom with us! At IMSOL, she has developed the Latvian program for non-native speakers, which allows kids to successfully and joyfully integrate into Latvian society. She loves long nature walks and theatre.

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Vickas Dwarknath
Ages 6-9 Teacher

Vickas is from India and has been teaching Montessori for 2 years. He holds a Masters in Commerce, as well as a Montessori Certificate in Ages 6-12 Education from AMI- Hyderabad. Before becoming a Montessori teacher, Vickas worked for over two decades in Human Resources and Project Management. He enjoys cooking, keeping fit, and participating in walking tours when traveling.

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Alevtina Moroz
Ages 3-6 Assistant Teacher

Alevtina is from Ukraine and has been teaching at IMSOL for the past 2 years. Alja holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and a Master's degree with honors in Philology specializing in Ukrainian language and literature. She has also studied Polish, and at one point translated fiction books from Polish to Ukrainian. In addition to speaking Ukrainian, Russian, and English fluently, she is also learning Latvian. She loves nature, art, and creating things with her hands.

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Adele Della Pieta
Ages 3-6 Assistant Teacher

Adele is from Italy. She holds a degree in Preschool Education and Social Work. She has been working for years in scout camps with children 4-12 years old.