Ms. Nima - Primary Directress/ Building Director
Ms. Nima has over 9 years of experience as a Montessori teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Calcutta University in India and has taken courses in Family Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her Primary Montessori teaching certificate from Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute. She also a mentor to teachers taking Montessori training. Her journey as a Montessori teacher began with her son attending a Montessori school; her son Junu is now in high school. She has been married to her husband, Dr. Raj, for 16 years. She enjoys watching movies and TV shows, gardening, traveling, and experimenting with cuisine from all over the world.
Ms. Vicki - Primary Assistant
Ms. Vicki has been working with children for the past 40 years. She began by working in a preschool here in Omaha until she moved to Texas. After moving she opened her own in-home center working with children 6 weeks to 12 years old. She eventually moved back to Omaha where she continued her work with children in preschool, title one, and with special needs for three years. In 2016, life eventually lead her to the Montessori classroom, which she is fascinated with. She is currently working towards her Primary Montessori certification. She has four children and she currently lives with her daughter and two grandkids, ages 8 & 12. In her free time she enjoys gardening, landscaping her yard, and reading.
Ms. Melinda - Primary Assistant
Ms. Melinda has been a part of our family since late 2015. She has worked with children her whole life but has been in Montessori for 7 years. Melinda has been married to her wonderful husband Vern, for 20 years. She is a mother of 2 girls, Ms. Ali our lead toddler teacher at west, being one of them, and has adopted 3 boys. Ms. Melinda is a grandma of 2, both of whom attend La Bella Vita. During her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, crafting, being with her family, and her 3 rescue pups, Chase, Coda, and Carly.