Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Munir and Katia

December 09, 2014

Munir Shivji

What is your role at CMS?
I am the Director of the Toddler and Primary Programs. 

What do you love most about CMS?
I love our team and community! The faculty is intellectual.  I love that I am given the opportunity to learn from my colleagues with different backgrounds and training.  I also love how committed families are to quality Montessori education. 

When you're not at CMS, how do you like to spend your time?
I love exploring Boston and Cambridge- my new cities.  I love to travel both to explore and train Montessori professionals as well as work with the American Montessori Society. 

Tell us one fun fact that people might not know about you. 
Two years go I had the opportunity to interview Academy Award winning actress Helen Hunt about her Montessori education experience at her home in Los Angeles.


Katia Gouya

What is your role at CMS?
My role at CMS is a Passport Floater Teacher, I help transport the kids who participate in off campus after school clubs and help supervise the kids to ensure their safety while they are developing different skills. 

What do you love most about CMS? 
What I love most about CMS is everything! I absolutely love the kids and the Montessori teaching style, which promotes self motivation in learning. Lastly I love the community of Cambridge Montessori School.

When you’re not at CMS, how do you like to spend your time?
In my free time, I like to shop, visit museums and spend time with my family. 

What is a fun fact?
Fun fact about me is I am learning to play the guitar.

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