We take pride in the quality and long tenure of our teachers at Apostles Montessori Academy. All of our teachers are trained in the Montessori method. Trained assistants also help the teachers and students.
Thank you for you interest in Apostles Montessori Academy. We are honored that you are considering entrusting us with the care and education of your child. We hope the information provided here gives you a better idea who we are and what we do.
We’d love to visit with you in person, too, and show you our campus. Just fill out our contact form and we’ll set up a tour. We look forward to visiting with you!
Ms. Vicki Byam, Director
Ms. Vicki she has been a member of the AMA staff since 2008. Vicki came to us with her background of seven years in the Special Education Department with Lewisville ISD. Vicki is also the proud grandmother of an Apostles graduate!
Ms. Susie (Primary 1 class teacher): Susie Kumar is the Primary 1 class teacher at Apostles Montessori Academy. She’s AMI Montessori certified and has been part of ADS/AMA family for nearly 10 years. She enjoys teaching and helping young children grow and learn the basic skills they need to succeed in their life.
She’s been married for 30+ years and has 2 children. Both of her children are physicians. Her daughter is married and lives in Kentucky and her son lives in Philadelphia. Ms. Susie and her husband have been residents of Coppell for the last 20+ years.
She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a nurturing environment, where children can develop spiritually, socially and academically to their fullest potential.
Ms. Shweta (Primary 1 class assistant): Shweta Lahoti is an assistant teacher currently working with Miss Susie. She is married with 2 children. Her daughter, Raashi, came to Apostles when she was younger. Miss Shweta came to us in the fall of 2016 and has been a wonderful asset to our school.
Ms. Shalini (Primary 2 class teacher): Ms. Shalini has been a teacher at Apostles Montessori Academy for over 10 years. She was educated at a Christian Convent school in India. She’s been married for 20+ years and lives with her family in Coppell. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting and a post grad in Information Technology. She gave up her career in Information Technology when her daughter was born.
She started volunteering at Apostles Day School when her daughter attended from 2002 to 2004. By the time her daughter completed her preschool at ADS, Ms. Shalini was convinced that her calling was in teaching. She obtained her Montessori Certification from the North American Montessori Center and started working at Apostles. It is now a home away from home for her.
She’s appreciative of this fabulous approach to learning that gives children an opportunity to grow in a “prepared environment” and to become self confident and independent. She aims to provide a caring and nurturing environment where the focus is on the “whole child” – socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and academically . It is her primary goal to make each child feel comfortable, loved and secure in her class.
We are conveniently located in Coppell and near the following cities/neighborhoods: Valley Ranch, Irving, Las Colinas, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Dallas, and more!