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.

  Laura Romero (Sunset Club - Elementary)      Laura Romero joined the staff at Sunset Hills Montessori School in 2012 as our Elementary Assistant and Spanish Teacher. After a year of working with the students, learning about and falling in love with the Montessori method she decided to pursue further training at the Barrie Institute in Silver Spring, MD. While going to school and continuing to support the Lower El Classroom, Laura successfully completed the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher program. She now puts her skills and passion to good use every day as the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher.

Laura Romero (Sunset Club - Elementary)

 

Laura Romero joined the staff at Sunset Hills Montessori School in 2012 as our Elementary Assistant and Spanish Teacher. After a year of working with the students, learning about and falling in love with the Montessori method she decided to pursue further training at the Barrie Institute in Silver Spring, MD. While going to school and continuing to support the Lower El Classroom, Laura successfully completed the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher program. She now puts her skills and passion to good use every day as the Lower Elementary Lead Teacher.

  Melissa DeMasi (Sunset Club Associate)   Melissa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and just recently moved to Northern Virginia. She graduated from the University at Albany in 2018 with a B.S. in Business Administration and is attending Shenandoah University to receive her M.Ed. in Special Education. Melissa has been working with children for 3 years and is very excited to see where her passion with education will take her. Melissa’s hobbies include weightlifting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Melissa DeMasi (Sunset Club Associate)

Melissa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and just recently moved to Northern Virginia. She graduated from the University at Albany in 2018 with a B.S. in Business Administration and is attending Shenandoah University to receive her M.Ed. in Special Education. Melissa has been working with children for 3 years and is very excited to see where her passion with education will take her. Melissa’s hobbies include weightlifting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

  Mandana Esmaeili ( Sunset Club Associate)   My name is Mandana Esmaeili, and I was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran and moved to Northern Virginia with my husband at the age of 21. I’ve been married for 26 years and have two beautiful daughters. I’ve been working in the field of early childhood education for the last four years. I hold several certifications including Math for Infants and Toddlers and Creating a School Family.  In my spare time, I like to hang out with my family and ride my motorcycle. I’m also a gym/yoga fanatic! Since I began working at Sunset Hills Montessori in 2017, I have fallen in love with my job and all of the families I have met along the way.

Mandana Esmaeili ( Sunset Club Associate)

My name is Mandana Esmaeili, and I was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran and moved to Northern Virginia with my husband at the age of 21. I’ve been married for 26 years and have two beautiful daughters. I’ve been working in the field of early childhood education for the last four years. I hold several certifications including Math for Infants and Toddlers and Creating a School Family.  In my spare time, I like to hang out with my family and ride my motorcycle. I’m also a gym/yoga fanatic! Since I began working at Sunset Hills Montessori in 2017, I have fallen in love with my job and all of the families I have met along the way.

  Kisha Bailey (Sunset Club Associate)

Kisha Bailey (Sunset Club Associate)

  Kayla Cummings ( Sunset Club Associate)   Kayla was born in Florida but has lived in Reston, Virginia since 1999. She graduated from South Lakes High School in 2015 and is currently attending George Mason University to pursue her degree in Early Childhood Education. Kayla has been working at SHMS since the summer of 2015 and really enjoys the community she has become a part of through the school. Kayla also feels lucky to be working at SHMS because it is has allowed her to fall in love with the teaching profession. Her favorite actives included spending time with her family, attending yoga classes, and going to the beach. 

Kayla Cummings ( Sunset Club Associate)

Kayla was born in Florida but has lived in Reston, Virginia since 1999. She graduated from South Lakes High School in 2015 and is currently attending George Mason University to pursue her degree in Early Childhood Education. Kayla has been working at SHMS since the summer of 2015 and really enjoys the community she has become a part of through the school. Kayla also feels lucky to be working at SHMS because it is has allowed her to fall in love with the teaching profession. Her favorite actives included spending time with her family, attending yoga classes, and going to the beach.