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Michelle Hsiung

Center Director

Ms. Michelle Hsiung is deeply passionate about Montessori education. Her journey began in 2008 when she earned her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary Certificate from the Montessori Institute of San Diego (MISD). 

Driven by a clear vision, Ms. Hsiung set out to create a Montessori school where she would feel confident sending her own child. In October 2012, Children's World Bilingual Montessori School (CWBM) opened its doors.

Through collaborative efforts with her team, CWBM earned recognition as an AMI Montessori School in 2015. This recognition assures families that their child's Montessori environment is authentic.

Ms. Michelle further solidified her expertise with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, specializing in Montessori Education, from the University of Hartford.

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Pratima Joshi

Primary Team

Pratima Joshi became a valued member of our family in 2013. Prior to her role on the Primary Team at CWBM, she served as a preschool teacher. Pratima holds credentials in Early Childhood Education and is certified as an Assistant Teacher by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Her presence in the classroom is marked by a calm, compassionate, and gentle demeanor. Pratima is dedicated to collaborating with parents, fostering a nurturing family-like atmosphere for children. She firmly believes that it is within such a loving environment that children can thrive, feeling secure and free to expand their creativity while expressing themselves fully.

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Thuy Vuong

Primary Team

Thuy Vuong initially joined our school from 2015 to 2018 and returned to the CWBM team in 2021 after taking a break to care for her daughter, Evie, who is now a three-year-old student at our school. Thuy holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University but found her true calling in working with young children. She earned an Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education and an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary Certificate from Montessori Northwest Training Center. Thuy firmly believes in each child's uniqueness and the value of a strong foundation, achieved through collaboration between parents and teachers, to enhance academic achievement, social skills, and emotional well-being.

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Cindy Chen

Primary Team

Miss Cindy joined our team in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, she brings a unique skill set. Prior to joining us, she gained valuable experience as a student-teacher at the Head Start Preschool Program and SJSU Preschool Lab.

Passionate about teaching, Miss Cindy dedicates herself to inspiring children's love of learning and their interest in a second language. She wholeheartedly embraces the Montessori philosophy, emphasizing self-sufficiency from a young age to foster high self-esteem.

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Teresa Chang

Toddler Team

Ms. Teresa has been a dedicated teacher since 2013, bringing a decade of passion and commitment to child development. Her love for children and strong faith have driven her remarkable career.

With a background in child development, Ms. Teresa has deep insights into children's needs. She shares her knowledge through Sunday school teaching, going beyond her professional role.

Ms. Teresa's warm and nurturing approach has endeared her to both children and parents. Her faith guides her actions, creating an environment of kindness.

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Erika Aspiras

Toddler Team

Ms. Erika, a valued member of the CWBM team since 2017, is a graduate of California State University East Bay, where she majored in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood. She has earned the prestigious Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Infants & Toddlers Certificate from the Montessori Institute of San Diego (MISD).

Outside her commitment to early childhood education, Ms. Erika enjoys spending quality time with her family and exploring new culinary experiences in the Bay Area. She firmly believes that "It takes a big heart to shape little minds," demonstrating her dedication to fostering the growth and development of young learners, each of whom holds a special place in her heart.

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Betty Zhang

Toddler Team

Ms. Betty Zhang, a valued addition to our team since April 2022, holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. As a distinguished alumna of a Montessori school, she brings a profound commitment to both children and the Montessori approach. Prior to joining our institution, Ms. Betty served as a graduate assistant at the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center, an esteemed affiliate of Teachers College.

Ms. Betty draws inspiration from Dr. Maria Montessori's wisdom: "The greatest gift we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." She eagerly anticipates the opportunity to work with toddlers, guiding them towards a journey of learning and nurturing their boundless potential.

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