About Our School
Our mission is to nurture and sustain active community partnerships among children, their families, and educators that inspire all children to become competent, accountable citizens of the world guided by a humanitarian spirit.
Our vision is to empower children to make a positive impact in the world through leadership and compassion.
Board Of Directors
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President Eugene Barinholtz
Vice-President Amir Azaran
Treasurer Sarwar Zafar
Secretary Ken Douros
Faculty & Staff
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Head of School Sara Motlagh
Sara Motlagh has been exposed to Montessori her whole life. She was a Montessori child herself, attending Long Grove Montessori School, then later our elementary program. Mrs. Motlagh attained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University as well as her master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She completed her course work toward her doctorate degree in Community Psychology through National Louis Univesity. Mrs. Motlagh is certified for 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and 12-18 and is currently Morals & Ethics teacher for Erdkinder, our Erdkinder Coordinator, the Educational Director and Head of School. Having had Montessori so close to her heart, she strives to increase visibility for Montessori programs on a global level so that more children can benefit from the joy, peace, and love for learning that Montessori education instills in children
Director of Operations Molood Naghibzadeh
Dr. Molood Naghibzadeh founded the Montessori Academy of North Hoffman in 1989. She has over 40 years of teaching experience and is Montessori certified to teach Primary (ages 3-6) and Elementary (ages 6-9). She has a Master’s degree in Preschool Education from Shemiran University in Iran. She also attended George Washington University and Texas Women’s University. She completed her Ph.D in 1987. Dr. Naghibzadeh is a mother of three and grandmother of five.