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 2-3
Erum Shaikh was born in Pakistan, and moved to the United States at the age of 18. She has received her Early Childhood Certifications for Preschool and has been teaching Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. Erum is very excited to join the team at CCACC Academy, and to use her passion for teaching to provide a year of learning, fun, and adventures for all her students.
Ms. Changzhi Ma has a bachelor’s degree in Madarin Language and Literature, and has a teaching certification in China. She looks forward to brining a native Mandarin learning environment to our students, with an emphasis on native pronunciation. She advocates for a child-centered approach to teaching, and designs all aspects of her lessons to meet the individual needs and abilities of each child. Ms. Ma strives to give every child the same opportunities to participate in all parts of learning. A mom to three kids, two girls and one boy, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family in her free time.
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.