Staff


Ms. Indu Agnihotri founded Center Grove Montessori in 2007. After spending decades working with young children, she decided to open her own school.

“What impressed me the most was the children in a Montessori room, happy, peaceful and engaged profoundly. I believe that Montessori education supports a young child to unfold into a responsible, compassionate, and confident human adult.”

Upon being introduced to the Montessori pedagogy in the early 1980’s, Indu immediately felt close and comfortable with it. The philosophy was something she felt was missing in her prior five years of traditional teaching and Indu gradually began to incorporate it into her personal life. This grew naturally into a lifestyle; one she is proud to continue to this very day.

Since starting in a basement of a church with only eight students, Center Grove Montessori has now grown into its own building and continues to serve the community of south-central Indiana.

 

Ms. Claire is the Interim Head of School for the 22-23 school year and has been a Montessori Mom since 2014, and has had various roles at the school during that time.  She is dedicated to supporting a Montessori program that is both authentic and enriching for her children and the southside community.
“Montessori philosophy holds a very special place in my family and I am thankful to our guides and staff at CGM that provide an environment rich in academic opportunities and kindness for all children.”

 

Ms.Holly has been with Center Grove Montessori for over nine years and has been certified by the American Montessori Society as an instructor for children 2 ½ – 6 years of age. Holly is our Director of Montessori Curriculum.

“I have been an ardent supporter of the Montessori method and philosophy since my children were in preschool. I found such peace and happiness watching children learn and grow in this environment as a parent volunteer, that I decided to become more involved as a trained guide as well as a Montessori advocate for teaching children with respect and love to establish communities of giving and caring individuals.”


Prior to starting her Montessori Guide, 3-6 training at the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, Ms. Suja was a CGM parent and volunteer.

“The philosophy respects each kid’s uniqueness along with giving emphasis on caring for each other and for nature. As we learn from the children and observe their learning, we can then become better human beings in our journey ahead.

‘The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence’. – Dr. Maria Montessori “

 

 

Ms. Pam majored in elementary education and special education at Indiana University Bloomington.  She then spent 10 years as a 5th/6th-grade special education teacher before deciding to stay home with her boys when they were little. She is passionate about supporting students in their reading development and has an immense appreciation for the Montessori Philosophy for all ages. She enjoys being the elementary classroom at CGM!

“Montessori education is everything that I know to be best practice with children. Hands-on. Choices. Guidance. Love. I will forever choose this for my family.”

 

 

Each of our classrooms are staffed with a lead guide and an assistant. Our administration team is comprised of the School Owner, HOS, Montessori Curriculum Director and Administrative Assistant.  

Ms. K’Trina, Primary Assistant

Ms. Sarah, Primary Assistant

 

 

 

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