Our Staff

Serah Kaiel

Directress, Head Teacher

Serah’s childhood education in Portland, Oregon occurred in Montessori schools where her mother was a teacher. Serah attended Portland State University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in International Studies. She also holds two Montessori certifications from North American Montessori Center in Early Childhood Education. One for children from Birth to 3 years, and another for children 3 to 6 years of age. She began teaching in Montessori playgroups and preschool classes in 2007 and has taught in small Montessori preschool cooperatives in Brooklyn for the past 10+ years.

Serah Kaiel Founded Little Thinkers Montessori in 2012

Cindy Sanchez, Assistant teacher

Cindy is currently pursuing her undergrad degree in Education. She is Montessori trained and is working towards her Montessori certification. She has worked with children in Preschool environments throughout Brooklyn for the past 8 years. Cindy duplicates all Montessori curriculum in Spanish for the children enrolled in our school.

Zeynep Begtas, Assistant Teacher

Zeynep comes from Istanbul, Turkey and was a preschool teacher there for many years. She has experience in Arts Education instruction, Early Childhood Education, Furniture Design, as well as working as an assistant teacher and substitute in Montessori preschools. She is currently becoming Montessori trained and considering becoming Montessori certified.