luz migdalia ponce

Luz Migdalia Ponce holds a bachelor's degree in sociology, an AMI Primary Montessori degree (ages 3-6), an AMI degree in the Elementary level (ages 6-12) as well as in Assistance to Infancy (birth-3).

 She has worked as a guide/teacher in all these levels in Montessori schools in Mexico City, Cleveland and San Antonio. 

Ms. Ponce has been a trainer, educational consultant and has also directed two other schools in town. In 1996, she founded Montessori Schoolhouse and has been the director ever since. 

Lee Armada

lee armada

We are happy to introduce Ms. Lee Armada as Lead Teacher/Guide for your child's primary classroom. We are delighted to welcome her back to our Montessori Schoolhouse family.

Lee Armada studied Administration at the University of Puerto Rico. She obtained her AMI Montessori Certification in 1997 from the AMI training center in New Braunfels and has been teaching ever since.

She loves to ser, do various crafts, read and travel when she is not with her grandchildren.

Rosella Garcia

rosella garcia

Rosella Garcia was born and raised in Italy. She attended Nursing School in Florence and graduated as a nurse in 1995. She moved to San Antonio in 1998 and is happily married with two wonderful children. She volunteered at her children's school for five years and enjoyed working with the children thoroughly. She later had an opportunity to work at the Montessori Schoolhouse as an Assistant Teacher in the Transition Class. Positively impressed with the Montessori method, she decided to study and received her certification through the North American Montessori Center in 2011.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. she loves outdoor activities, cooking and photography.

Padmi Jayasodriya

Padmi Jayasodriya

Padmi graduated from Mahamaya Girls' College in Kandy, Sri Lanka with an associate's degree in Accounting. Then, she worked as a banking assistant for four years in National Savings Bank in Sri Lanka. She changed her career in 2005 and wanted to work with children. She spent six years working with children aged 1-5 in Castle Hills Learning Center in San Antonio. She recently completed the Diploma in Montessori Education in Preschool/Kindergarten from North American Montessori Center.

Padmi is married and a mother of two beautiful children. She enjoys life in San Antonio and traveling as much as possible.



Sylvia has lived in San Antonio most of her life. She attended the AMI Montessori Primary training at Post Oak Montessori Training Center in Houston thirty-five years ago. 

She has worked with several Montessori schools in San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels and Boerne. Her dedication lies in consulting and training teachers for "adapting" Montessori for public schools.  

She enjoys ping pong, pampering her pets and knitting, but most of all, her children.