INFANT - PREPRIMARY FACULTY
Mrs. Sophia Dorman
Director of Admissions and Finance
Infant/Toddler Montessori Intern
Mrs. Sophia Dorman is a Florida Native, born and raised in Central Florida. She has three beautiful children whom also attend Montessori Global Research Institute. After graduation of high school, she went off to college to pursue her career choice in business administration and finance. She has owned many of her own businesses, and even a Firehouse Subs franchise. After having her first child she realized that she wanted to be as close to them as she could while still supporting her family. Early childhood education is where she found herself, she completed all DCF requirements, CDA requirements, and more recently enrolled in the Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification program. Mrs. Dorman is currently the Admissions and Finance Director at MGRI. She chose Montessori because she knew that she wanted more for her children’s education. She wanted to nurture the whole of her children and not just the academic portions. She chose Montessori Global after meeting with Dr. Cipolloni and seeing her love and affirmations for the child. She knew that she wanted an educator for her child that was not just looking at her child as a number but at their soul.
Mrs. Santhoshani Palamandadige
Montessori Global Assistant Infant Teacher
Mrs. Palamandadige is originally from Sri Lanka, an island off the coast of the Indian Ocean. Mrs. Palamandadige is married to a wonderful husband of 6 years, and currently do not have children on their own. Mrs. Palamandadige moved from Sri Lanka in October of 2015 to Virginia, where they stayed for a month and then settled in Ormond Beach. Mrs. Palamandadige' husband is a service member of USPS and they owned their own convenience store. Mrs. Palamandadige has worked in the infant room of Montessori Global since February of 2020. She enjoys every aspect of teaching and has realized that the children can teach us as much as we can teach them. This is one of her favorite things about teaching. Montessori Global is a school that would be a wonderful spot for any child to begin their Montessori education both academically and emotionally. All of the Teachers are a great team with incredible sense for each individual child. She feels very proud and lucky to be part of such a great group of educators.
Mrs. Atheer Rahhal
Montessori Global Preprimary Intern
Mrs. Atheer Rahhal is a resident of Ormond Beach and has a beautiful family, her husband Jalal Rahhal and two children who also attend Montessori Global. In Jordan she completed her two year degree in Early Childhood Education and dental hygienist. She transitioned to the United States and started working with Dr Cipolloni. She has been with Montessori Global since 2013 and absolutely loves working with her preprimary students. Mrs. Rahhal completed her 0-3 training with MGTEI, her DCF 45 hours, and is currently completing her Montessori training for infant/toddlers with CGMS.