I am an AMS Certified Montessori Primary teacher with Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Training from MTTI (Mercer County College). I take pride in teaching the Montessori philosophy. With over seven years of experience, I hold bachelor’s degree in Arts and English Literature. I started my career at Montessori Corner at Princeton Meadows and have been at MCDS for over the last six years. I have also been teaching at the Institute of Mercer County College for the last two years.
My passion and “can do” attitude towards developing strong character and building foundational skills in children has helped me build a successful career in a positive and challenging environment that MCDS has provided. I believe in keeping a line of communication open to all, thus creating a community within my class and school.
I love to travel and do home projects with my husband and have two handsome boys. Reading is one of my hobbies and keeps me abreast of current advancement and research around child psychology and the Montessori principles. I love to spend time with my family and enjoy doing Zumba.
It is my pleasure to introduce myself as Mrs. Salma Nawaz; this is my 9th year teaching at Montessori Country Day School. I have been part of the school from 2009 through the present.
After being an assistant teacher in the Sunflower classroom, I took my Montessori training at MTTI, Montessori Teacher Training Institute of Mercer County in 2009 and received my AMS certification in 2011. Further, I also hold a BA from Delhi University, India. Since then I am a Montessori certified teacher; teaching and nurturing children in this amazing environment, as a certified primary teacher. This is my 4th year in the Sage classroom. I motivate and encourage my students to advance past their expectations both academically and socially by serving as a positive role model.
My philosophy is to provide an interesting and challenging learning environment where my students will flourish socially and academically. They in turn can give their best effort in all they do at school. I believe that as a community ‘happily’ working together, teachers, parents and school staff can help our students accomplish this.
I have three children two boys and one girl (1 in college and 2 in high school) and a cat (Layla).