Robin Class · Ages 4-5
While teaching at CCACC Academy Preschool, Ms. Lindsay Diamola is currently majoring in Early Childhood Education at Montgomery College. Part of her greatest influence for pursuing Early Childhood Education is mainly because of her teachers. They gave her the ability to explore, play, and get creative while learning at the same time with no limitations and no wrong. Lindsay owes her influences and educational experience to her Early Childhood teachers and in the same way she would like to make an impact on one or all of her students as they start their educational journey with her.
Cardinal Class · Ages 3-4
Ms. Kriti Singh joined CCACC Academy in July 2020 as a Toddler Lead Teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Hearing and Speech Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park. She brings her extensive experience working with children of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities from her previous working experience as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and Toddler Assistant Guide in an accredited Montessori school. Kriti is extremely passionate about working with children and loves to see them thrive and reach their true potential. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her family (especially her niece).
Victoria Kovyazoca joined CCACC Academy in August 2022, and she is excited to work with our child-centered approach to early childhood education. Victoria was an elementary school teacher in Russia for 8 years, before she and her family moved to the UK where she dedicated herself to raising her children. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cycling, and spending time with her family. Victoria is inspired by the child-centered approach to education at CCACC Academy, and she looks forward to starting her new journey with us!
Mrs. Haiyun (Helen) Wei is the Chinese Head Teacher for CCACC Academy’s Chinese Enrichment preschool program. As a part of the preschool program, Helen’s main responsibilities include teaching Chinese language and culture courses in an immersion style, which enhances students’ language learning experience. We have been very impressed with her ability to apply a wide variety of techniques and teaching methods to make learning fun and engaging for the children. Helen has extensive teaching experience and also enjoys using her artistic skills for making handicraft and teaching materials with the students. She loves to work with children and has been well received by both children and parents.
Wren Class · Ages 3-4
Ms. Guoying Zeng graduated from Wuhan University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and taught English for over five years at the college level. After coming to the United States, she was a full time homemaker, and worked to obtain a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. In 2017, Ms. Zeng had the chance to work in a Montessori school and fell in love with early childhood education. In March 2018, she started at Stonebridge DayCare and has been providing child care services for the past five years. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, walking her dog and spending time with her three children. Ms. Zeng is looking forward to this new journey with the Wren classroom at CCACC!
Ms. Sharula is happy to join the team at CCACC Academy, coming to CCACC having spent over 10 years as a fashion designer. Sharula looks forward to working with the children in the Wren classroom as an assistant teacher guiding them toward new skills, and enjoys working in CCACC’s bilingual program teaching children in English and Chinese. At home, Sharula has two daughters and enjoys cooking, drawing, sewing, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Jie Liu holds a teaching certificate in China with over ten years of experience in the education field. As a mother of two, her teaching and parenting experiences have taught her that children learn best when they feel safe, supported, and respected. Ms. Liu aims to interact with the children on an individual basis, guiding them to cultivate each child’s personality, curiosity, and love of learning. She is excited to join the CCACC Academy team and believes that every child can spend fulfilling and joyful days in our friendly and loving community.
Hummingbird Class · Ages 2-3
Ms. Nidian Martinez has worked as a lead teacher at Academy Child Development Center in Rockville, MD for 18 years, teaching students from ages 3 months to 3 years old. She absolutely has a heart and passion for kids. Reliable, detail-oriented, organized and bilingual (Spanish and English), Nidian has been the resources that her colleagues depend on for answers. Nidian has two daughters, 18 and 14, with whom she enjoys hiking, workout together and watching movies. Nidian is excited to join CCACC Academy to share her passions for and expertise in early childhood education.