Assistant Teachers

Our Staff


Anmol Nijhawan

Anmol Nijhawan is an Assistant Teacher at CDBM Aurora Campus. She grew up in Calcutta, India where she completed her Bachelor’s in Commerce from the University Of Calcutta in 1997. She has been in the USA since 1997 and she received her Early Childhood Education and Care certificate from the College of Dupage in 2003. She has worked in various preschool teaching roles since 2001. Her family comprises of her husband, her daughter (a sophomore in college) and herson (a freshman in high school). In addition, has has an adorable 1 year old Cavapoo puppy, who really is the master of the house. She is a very outgoing person who enjoys meeting new people and travelling around the world with family. She is most passionate about helping children learn and grow. She gets very excited when children are able to achieve goals of her curriculum.

Ms. Anmol has been working in the Nido Class since October 2019.


Alessandra Barreto

Alessandra Barreto grew up in Brazil where she earned my Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1994.She worked as a Science Teacher in 4th and 5th grade from 1995 until she moved to Chicago in 1999. She’s been working with younger children, in the U.S., since 2000. She received her Paraprofessional Certificate from Seton Montessori Institute in 2011. For the past seven years her teaching experience was working with toddlers in a Montessori environment. She is a proud mother of two girls and her passion is her family, friendships, and taking care of the best age group – TODDLERS! She also speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

She joined the CDBM family in January 2018 and she enjoy watching students discover and learn new things every day. Ms. Alessandra also teaches Spanish in the afternoon Primary Classes.


Swetha Vangala

Swetha Vangala is an Assistant Teacher at CDBM Aurora since December 2018. She completed her Engineering Degree in 2012. Her childhood and formal education occured in India. She currently lives with her husband in Aurora with two lovely children, a 7 yr old boy and a 2 yr old girl. Ms Swetha completed the Paraprofessional certification from Seton Montessori in 2018. She enjoys every aspect of teaching and this philosophy is my favorite. She is very proud and happy to be a teacher and to be given the opportunity to take care of little ones and watch them grow.

Rose Baranyk 

Rose Baranyk was born and raised in Chicago. She earned a BS degree from Loyola University and worked as a registered dietitian for many years. She and her husband moved to Naperville in 2004 and raised two daughters, currently a freshman and a junior in college. While raising her children, she spent many hours volunteering in the classrooms and chairing fundraising activities for the schools. Rose’s love of helping children learn and grow is what led to her current role as a teaching assistant in a District 204 middle school for the past five years. In her free time, Rose enjoys reading, yoga, and visiting her daughters at college to see them perform in the marching band and choral/band music programs.

Ms. Rose happily joined our school family as an Aftercare Teacher in November 2019.

Monica Perez 

 Monica has many years of experience working with children, from public schools, to private, to teaching Spanish as a second language.  She also has experience in a Montessori setting. She is currently taking classes at Waubonsee Community College working towards majoring in Early Childhood Education. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher and always enjoyed helping others. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Naomi. She loves reading books, being outdoors, watching movies, exploring, learning, and having lots of fun.

Ms. Monica joined our school family in February 2020.


Sathya Kandula 

Sathya is an assistant teacher in the Toddler classes.  She is a mother of two beautiful boys, ages 2 and 9 and  they live in Aurora.  She has her post graduate degree in Business Management. She is currently working towards her Early Childhood program at C.O.D. 

She has been working with preschoolers since 2012 and she has 4 years of experience in Montessori teaching and has worked at other local Montessori schools. Her passion is teaching, inspiring, and challenging children to love learning. She considers herself a life-long learner. Her hobbies enjoy spending time with her family and music.
She is very happy to join the Casa School Family in January 2020 and her youngest son also attends school at CDBM.


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For 2023 to 2024 School Year


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Aurora, IL 60504