Sunset Hills Montessori School

Reston Pre-School and Private Elementary 20th Anniversary. Sunset Hills Montessori School is nestled in the woods of Reston, on the edges of Lake Audubon and Lake Thoreau. We provide a peaceful school setting for children ages 18 months to 3rd grade.

Vivian Hosley (Spanish Teacher)   Vivian Hosley is a CPA with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, but her real passion is working with children. She obtained her AMI certification in 1995. She relocated from Austin, TX in 2004 and moved to Northern VA. Here, her three children attended SHMS when they were 3, 5, and 7 years old. She got the opportunity to work as a Primary Lead teacher in 2005 for a couple of years. After almost 6 years, Vivian returned to SHMS in 2013 to work as the Spanish teacher for the Primary level. This year she is teaching Spanish for the Pre Primary and Elementary. She also cooks with the Elementary class. Vivian is very excited to be back at SHMS and enjoys working with the children again.

Vivian Hosley (Spanish Teacher)

Vivian Hosley is a CPA with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, but her real passion is working with children. She obtained her AMI certification in 1995. She relocated from Austin, TX in 2004 and moved to Northern VA. Here, her three children attended SHMS when they were 3, 5, and 7 years old. She got the opportunity to work as a Primary Lead teacher in 2005 for a couple of years. After almost 6 years, Vivian returned to SHMS in 2013 to work as the Spanish teacher for the Primary level. This year she is teaching Spanish for the Pre Primary and Elementary. She also cooks with the Elementary class. Vivian is very excited to be back at SHMS and enjoys working with the children again.

Renata Iunes (Art Specialist)   Renata joined Sunset Hills Montessori school in the summer of 2017. She has been working with kids for the past 5 years and has loved every minute of it. Renata was born in São Paulo, Brazil and moved to the United States at the age of 5. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology and from George Mason University in 2017 with a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She has a passion for working with children and loves being at SHMS.

Renata Iunes (Art Specialist)

Renata joined Sunset Hills Montessori school in the summer of 2017. She has been working with kids for the past 5 years and has loved every minute of it. Renata was born in São Paulo, Brazil and moved to the United States at the age of 5. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology and from George Mason University in 2017 with a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She has a passion for working with children and loves being at SHMS.

Ryan Meixner (Primary Art/ PE Specialist)   Ryan loves Reston, he was born here and grew up in Montessori, he is an alumni of SHMS where he started his education in 1999. He attended the school through the 5th grade, and less than four years later he was volunteering at SHMS and helping with the children. Starting after his sophomore year in high school, Ryan joined the summer camp staff as a Jr. Counselor. After high school Ryan left the school to pursue other opportunities but soon realized that his passion was for the kids at Sunsethills Montessori. His love for what he does and the kids is on display on a daily basis.

Ryan Meixner (Primary Art/ PE Specialist)

Ryan loves Reston, he was born here and grew up in Montessori, he is an alumni of SHMS where he started his education in 1999. He attended the school through the 5th grade, and less than four years later he was volunteering at SHMS and helping with the children. Starting after his sophomore year in high school, Ryan joined the summer camp staff as a Jr. Counselor. After high school Ryan left the school to pursue other opportunities but soon realized that his passion was for the kids at Sunsethills Montessori. His love for what he does and the kids is on display on a daily basis.

Neelu Pant (Primary Art / PE Specialist)   Neelu has been at Sunset Hills Montessori since 2005. She started as a roving assistant and is currently an Enrichment Art Teacher for the Primary Program. Neelu received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi, India. There, she started her career by teaching 4th and 5th graders. Neelu has a variety of hobbies including singing, reading and traveling.

Neelu Pant (Primary Art / PE Specialist)

Neelu has been at Sunset Hills Montessori since 2005. She started as a roving assistant and is currently an Enrichment Art Teacher for the Primary Program. Neelu received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi, India. There, she started her career by teaching 4th and 5th graders. Neelu has a variety of hobbies including singing, reading and traveling.

Melissa Christoper-Green (Music Teacher)

Melissa Christoper-Green (Music Teacher)