Meet Our Team
Assistant (Spanish Speaking)
I am from Peru, I emigrated here at the USA in 2005 with my husband. I discovered my passion for teaching when I was 18 years old. I was invited to volunteer in a Bible Vacation School as an assistant group leader. I enjoyed it so much that I kept working with children in different activities . I also volunteer as a Sabbath School Teacher through the years. I began in the Infant Room and finished at the Early Teen Class.
I had the opportunity to work as a nanny for a couple of years. When my first child was born, I decided to be a full time mom. Best experience ever!
Now, I have the opportunity to continue working in something that I like, being a teacher!.
Sheneka (Neka) Nicholson
I am a Florida Girl who has made Georgia my home for over twenty-five years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in child psychology from Spelman College, completed Montessori training in Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA in 2006 and I have worked as a toddler teacher for 15 years. I am married and a mother of two children, Daja Ayan, 19 and Joseph Ethan, 12. I enjoy fishing, spending time with family, and reading. I received a Masters of Divinity in theology in 2014. I am a minister and motivational speaker, giving those without a voice, a voice. I have a passion for justice, a heart for children and a Montessori philosophy that fuels a vision to change the world one family at a time.
I am from Venezuela. I graduated in Business Administration. I have had the opportunity to work with children and I love them, I think they are spontaneous and affectionate. I think they are the future and that you have to treat them with respect and motivate them to develop their potential with love and care. I am very excited to join International Montessori Academy and speak to them in my native language.
Yo soy de Venezuela. Me gradué de Administración de Empresas. Ha tenido la oportunidad de trabajar con niños y me encanta, creo que es espontáneo y cariñoso. Pienso que es el futuro y que hay que lo tiene con respecto y motivarlos a desarrollar su potencial con amor y cuidado. Estoy muy emocionada de unirme a la Academia Montessori Internacional y hablarles en mi lengua materna.
I joined the IMA community in 2017 as a substitute teacher. I was born and raised in Jamaica and migrated to America in 2014. I lived in Florida for the first four years and loved the beaches and the weather because they reminded me of Jamaica. I have been in Atlanta for a year and am happy being in the same state as my sister, Lisa Hamilton who also works at IMA. I always wanted to pursue a career in either nursing or teaching because I love helping people and love being around children.
Hi my name is Gloriela Pineda and I have been and assistant in the Lotus class for four years. The Montessori way and philosophy has changed me in many positive ways. I enjoy watching children be confident in their environment. When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my children and cooking. I love going to the movies and football.
Mrs. Lolitia Johnson-Dore is our Lower Elementary Guide. She was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica. She grew up in Hartford Connecticut where she attended high school, college and completed her Montessori training at the Montessori Training Center of New England in 2010. Upon completion of her training she moved to the sunny island of St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Island where she worked at the Virgin Island Montessori School for 5 years. Upon moving to Georgia in 2015 she got married to her husband Dennis who is a native of Nevis of the St. Kitts Nevis islands. The couple just welcomed their baby girl Khora Elizabeth in September 2017. Miss Lolitia enjoys working with children, exploring the outdoors, travelling, and eating vegetarian meals.
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1240 Euclid Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307