Casa Dei Bambini Staff


Rozina Mohammad

Rozina Mohammad is the founder of Casa Dei Bambini Montessori Schools and has dedicated her life to the success of our future, reflected in today’s child. Her two innovative schools in the suburbs of Houston Texas reflect the pioneering spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori in imparting education to develop the whole child. She was awarded her certification with the American Montessori Society (AMS) in 2001. Additionally, she received both her Early Childhood Degree and Child Development Associate Degree, following which she has also established her Director Credentials with the Child Care Council of Greater Houston in 2008.

It is our sole mission to prepare the child to reach their greatest potential in physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of life-long learning experiences.
Our school will instruct using an authentic Montessori approach developed from over 100 years ago. This will emphasize respect for others, the environment, and best of all respect for themselves. What better way than to introduce discoveries and possibilities to your child through a carefully prepared and intelligently designed Montessori environment?

Dr. Montessori herself believed in the “Best for the Youngest.” Our teachers are committed and dedicated to provide the best education for our children. We respect the unique qualities and complexities of each child and their families. We believe in nurturing the curiosity and creativity of each child. Now is the time to lay a strong foundation, during the formative years, to build your child’s future. The sooner a child is exposed to the right environment for growth, the better the chances are for a successful and happy life.


Angela (Lord)Riforgiate, MAEd.

Mrs Angela is the Director at the CDBM Aurora Illinois campus. She grew up in Wheaton, attended St. Francis High School, and moved to Florida in 1992. After the completion of her Associate’s Degree at College of DuPage, she took specialized training in Montessori philosophy in 1994. After a two year practicum and becoming certified by the American Montessori Society in Early Childhood, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1998. She has taught in several private Montessori schools in South Florida and in 2001 she became a Montessori Teacher Trainer and Professor of Graduate Students at the collegiate level. Subsequently, she obtained an Infant/Toddler Credential through North American Montessori Center in 2008. In 2010, she completed her Masters of Art in Education at St. Catherine University in Minnesota. With over two decades of experience in the education field, and in raising two daughters, she came “home” to IL and happily joined the Casa Dei Bambini family in fall 2017. She is excited to share her passion with local families and serve the greater community. Angela married Scott Riforgiate ( a classmate from SFHS)  on Leap Day 2020 (Riforgiate rhymes with Spaghetti)!


Mr. Salim Ali

Salim Ali is the Operating director of Casa Dei Bambini Aurora location. He has been part of the team since before the facility’s ground breaking and has overseen the construction and launch of the school. Mr. Salim brings over 25 years of business operations experience specially related to building and growing franchises in the hospitality space. His passion for early childhood and elementary education brought him to Casa Dei Bambini.


Mrs. Farzana Ali

Mrs. Farzana Ali is the Administrator at CDBM Aurora. She grew up in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to Chicago in 1997. She earned Early Childhood Education credits from Apwa College in Karachi, Pakistan. She has been in this field as an educator for over two decades, and was now excited to take on a management position. She has previously worked in Early Childhood and Learning Centers. Mrs. Farzana is dedicated to her career, family, and serving the community with numerous positions. By raising three kids and working as an educator the last 20+ years, she knows the value of Early Childhood Education and strives to be an influential person in each child’s journey. She looks forward to working with the CDBM community and making an impact with all of whom she comes in contact with. Farzana Ali joined the Casa Dei Bambini family in the Winter of 2017.