Teachers are the main factor that distinguish a good school from the rest.

In a Montessori setting the teacher is called a directress and the main role of the Montessori directress is to create a perfect environment for the children. Teachers training is only the beginning of the journey , and it is important that the teacher is ready to learn and change themselves to be able to provide a beautiful and nurturing environment .

Neeta Savlaani

Neeta Savlaani

Founder and Head Directress

Ms. Neeta is an internationally qualified Montessori directress. She moved back to her hometown India after living in Seoul( S.Korea) for 18 years and has been part of the faculty at ECLC Seoul for almost 14 years. She has a vast international experience of working with little children and faculty of diverse nationalities, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Her primary focus of teaching and curriculum planning is with children in the age group of 2 to 10 years. She is a qualified Montessori directress from MCI(London)with a Bachelor degree in Science and Early childhood Education. She completely & strongly believes in the Montessori philosophy of letting children help themselves and learn while exploring the wonderful Montessori materials. She has been an active participant in training teachers with Montessori materials and philosophy in Seoul.
I want to build a dedicated , nurturing and ready to learn team in ECLC who is consistent and moves forward as ECLC moves ahead. I would like to see constant improvement and growth in my team and have a happy environment for both the children and the staff.

Payal Sinha

Payal Sinha

Educational Consultant

Payal is an educational consultant with a focus on early childhood education. Her extensive experience in international schools in India, United Kingdom and the American School of Bombay makes her uniquely qualified to understand, and work with different systems of education. She is a qualified teacher with a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and a Post Graduate Certification in Education from London South Bank University (LSBU), specialising in Primary Curriculum with a super specialisation in Early Childhood.

Pooja Khanna

Pooja Khanna

Montessori Directress

Pooja has explored her teaching skills while working as a Nursery and Junior kindergarten teacher at Tree House for 3 years. She has also worked at Kangaroo kids school for Grade 2 while planning the daily and weekly activities for children. She uses her nurturing ability to create a supportive learning environment to foster individual creativity, learning and development. With her sincerity to teaching and patience for learning she is an asset to both the school and the children .

Sonia Nadar

Sonia Nadar

Sonia Nadar born and brought up in Mumbai, a graduate, trained and  qualified montessori guide from RTI with an AMI certification .  A self motivated creative soul who found the purpose and goal of life of becoming an educator after working in the corporate world for years. She truly  believes in Maria montessori’s discoveries -“The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.”

 

International Advisory Committee

We are extremely grateful and delighted to have these internationally experienced and qualified educators as our educational consultants on our ECLC Board.

Sandy Spaziani

Sandy Spaziani

She is our Montessori consultant from Hong Kong and is a founder of 2 Montessori Preschools in South America. She has an extensive teaching experience in Seoul, Panama, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong . She is an exceptional educator who totally believes in the Montessori philosophy and teachings. She believes that observing the child and catering to each child’s individual needs really helps the child’s holistic development.

Namhee Kim

Namhee Kim

Namhee has 21 years experience in education and she has been with ECLC Seoul for more than 18 years, working at various positions. She is an AMI qualified Montessori Directress and also done her M.Ed from Xavier University (U. S)

Younhee Chung

Younhee Chung

Younhee has 22 years experience in education and she has been with ECLC Seoul for more than 20 years, as a coordinator, teacher and a vice principal. She is an AMI qualified Montessori Directress and also done her M.Ed from Xavier University (U. S)