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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR - MONICA ADVANI

Global Montessori School of Westwood was founded in October of 2005 by Monica and Indru Advani. Monica has been a Montessori teacher since September 1999. She completed her Montessori certification from the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Evanston, IL.

Monica graduated from the University of Rajsthan, India with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Philosophy, Political Science and Indian (Hindi) Literature. Prior to her career in the educational field, she was a Marketing/ Statistical Analyst in a large Chicago based corporation. She also worked for several years as a successful real estate agent. It was at this time that she was searching for a career that was more fulfilling. She was introduced to the Montessori education and was impressed by the philosophy. Her vision for a school is to provide children with a respectful and nurturing environment which promotes the love of learning and emphasizes on character education.

Indru Advani graduated from Ahmedabad, India with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received his MBA from Rosary College, Chicago and his Masters in Computer Science from DePaul University, Chicago. For the past several years he owned a consulting company in Chicago.

"To aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the basic task of the educator.? ?The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experiences 'work.'"  Maria Montessori