Monika is a Cleveland State University alumna, where she earned her BS and Masters in Education degrees. She completed her Montessori training at the Ohio Montessori Training Institute and the Fondazione Centro Internazionale Studi in Bergamo, Italy. Monika holds both AMI primary and elementary diplomas.

When asked which each group she prefers to work with, she replies with a smile, “I just like working with people no matter what their age!”

In addition to all her degrees, she is also a trained catechist and is able to naturally incorporate the Good Shepherd lessons in her classroom.

Monika is a mother of two daughters. Gabriella, a graduate of the Montessori School at Holy Rosary, earned her degree in Art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Christina is a junior at the Montessori High School at University Circle; she enjoys writing and photography. Monika’s husband, Michael, has a great eye for antiques and collectibles is always sending her with boxes of little gifts for the classroom. In her spare time, Monika likes to run, swim and lift weights. She enjoys spending time in her garden and playing with her chickens: Daisy, Tulip, Lily and Poppy.