Costa Mesa Elementary: Teacher Biographies

Costa Mesa Elementary: Teacher Biographies

Meet Our Teaching Staff!

Our teachers are all fully qualified Montessori teachers, many with bachelor and graduate degrees.

Ms. Sarbjheet Singh (TK/K teacher)

Mrs. Singh has been with ICMA for more than 5 years now. She makes sure that the children under her care blossom and become more confident in their knowlege and skills.  The structure she provides in her class is exceptional and such structure prepares the students for their next academic endeavor.

Mrs. Nessa Ji Nguyen  (Lower Elementary Teacher)

Ms. Nessa provides a perfect balance of fun and learning in her class. Her elementary teaching credentials speak for itself based on the lessons and activities provided to her students.  Her students love her for her sweet, caring, and fun nature.  

Mrs. Eileen Dow (Upper Elementary Teacher)

Mrs. Dow's extensive decades of teaching experience in both lower and upper elementary Montessori classrooms make her an effective teacher and mentor.  Students love her because she challenges them to be the best versions of themselves.  

Mrs. Maria Celeste Teel (Lower and Upper Elementary Teacher)

Mrs. Teel's first love is Teaching.  Prior to being a school director, she taught in both lower and upper Montessori elementary classrooms for 17 years and was a University associate professor for 10 years in the Philippines.  Her 27 years of teaching experience plus 5 years of administrative position make her an effective member of the teaching staff at ICMA.