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
Marta Lautz is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and versatile educator with over 20+ years of solid hands-on experience from pre-school through adulthood. She has had the opportunity to work as a teacher in both traditional and the Montessori approach. Working with preschool children at three different Montessori schools has given her the experience and joy to pursue a new opportunity at CCACC. Marta Lautz moved to the USA in 1997. She has worked as an educator in Maryland since 2001. She has a B.A in Graphic Design, a B.A in Information Technology, and more than 120 hours of training in Child Development. At Montgomery College and at Black Rock Center for the Arts she worked as an Art Instructor and Visual Director, and she is now wholly dedicated to achieve the goals and mission of CCACC.
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
My name is Sabah Shaikh. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in education. I have worked in Early childhood education since 2020. I like to make learning fun and interactive. I am passionate about teaching. I work to create a classroom community where your child feels welcome, safe and excited to learn. I like to go running and hiking with my family and friends on weekends. I’m excited to be part of the CCACC Academy 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.