Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park

— Administrative Staff —

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Excellence

Ms. Amanda - Head of School

Ms. Amanda - Head of School

Ms. Amanda, Head of School, A.M.I.

            • Founded MCH in 1996
            • A.M.I. - Sion Hill Montessori College, Dublin, Ireland
            • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - Benincasa Dep (Special Needs)

Ms. Amanda's life was ever changed, at the young age of 18, after reading the book called "Education for a New World" by Dr. Maria Montessori.  She completed her Montessori training in Ireland and eventually founded MCH in 1996.  Her dream was for MCH to be the perfect Montessori House.  She continues to make this dream come true as she passionately guides young students through our program giving them the best gift they will ever receive, a Montessori education.  In her free time, she enjoys being a mother, gardening, and volunteering at the Tampa Bay Humane Society.



MCH Faculty

Mr. Raj - Head of Administration

Mr. Raj, Head of Administration, MS

            • MCH Administrator since 2017
            • Florida Director of Education
            • MS - University of Houston
            • BS - Michigan State University

After spending the first 22 years of his professional life in the corporate world, eventually becoming a Vice President at GAP, Mr. Raj decided to spend the second half of his career doing something that he was truly passionate about, mentoring children.  Mr. Raj comes from a long line of educators.  His mother is a highly decorated international teacher and his father, being named the "teacher of love" by the Houston Chronicle.  Mr. Raj has been happily married to his wife, Jane, for over 25 years, and enjoys traveling the world.



Ms. Sarah - Primary Directress

Ms. Sarah - Director of Academics

Ms. Sarah, Director of Academics, A.M.I.

            • MCH Directress since 1998
            • A.M.I. - Montessori Training Center of St. Louis

Ms. Sarah has been a devoted Directress at The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park for over 20 years.  Her friendly smile, endless energy, and lighthearted attitude makes her very popular with the children.  Ms. Sarah is happily married and the proud mother of two children.  When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, scuba diving, horseback riding, quilting, and partaking in church activities.





MCH Faculty

Ms. Carol, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Carol, Administrative Assistant

            • MCH Administrative Assistant since 2013
            • BA - Louisiana Tech University

Ms. Carol joined MCH after being a stay at home mom raising three boys.  In addition to her administrative role, she guides new families through the enrollment process.  Her warm smile, welcoming disposition and enthusiasm for MCH are comforting to parents and students alike.  Ms. Carol's college degree is in graphic design and prior to coming to MCH she undertook several freelance jobs, including illustrating a children's book.  She still greatly enjoys doing art today, especially portraits.  Along with her passion for art, her and her husband enjoy kayaking and hiking in the mountains.