Meet the Staff

The teachers must have the greatest respect for the young personality, realizing that in the soul of the child great values are hidden, and that in the minds of these boys and girls there lies all our hope of future progress and the judgment of ourselves and our times.

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Use the navigation on the left if you’d like to sort by location and class.

Jump to a staff member who’s last name starts with the letter:

  • The results are being filtered by the character: S
A B C E F G H J K L M N P Q R S T X Z
Photo of Lucille Satana
Assistant Head of School

Biographical Info

Montessori Affiliation: PAMS

When did you join One World? August 1991

Educational Background: In addition to my Montessori certification, I have a BS in Applied Mathematics and a Masters in Child and Adolescent Development.

Additional Information:  I have 3 children (one graduated from our Elementary program and two graduated from our Junior High program).  I love going hiking with my family and sitting at the beach to listen and watch the waves. My children and I volunteer at our church’s choir, as we all love to sing.

Updated 2 months ago.
Photo of Pia Satana
Music Teacher

Biographical Info

When did you join One World? June 2017

Educational Background: I have a BM in Music Education with a concentration in Choral and General Music and a minor in Geology. I am currently working on my Single Subject Teaching Credential, Masters in Teaching, as well as certification in the Kodaly Method.

Additional Information: I attended One World’s Infant Community as a 6 month old, all through my primary and elementary years, until I graduated from 8th grade through the Erdkinder program. I am grateful for the rich and empowering experiences I have had through One World. Ask me about my transition to traditional schools after Montessori.

Updated 2 months ago.
Photo of David Snow
Daycare Assistant

Biographical Info

When did you join One World? August 1991

Educational Background: I have a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Additional Information:  In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, playing video games, bike riding and collecting music CDs.

Updated 2 months ago.
Photo of Jill Soong
Site Head Directress, Primary Guide

Biographical Info

Montessori Affiliation: AMI

When did you join One World? 1982

Additional Information: I have 1 grown child who attended One World in the past. In my leisure time, I enjoy gardening, spending time with family and friends, and exploring new things.

Updated 2 months ago.
Photo of Hema Srinivasan
Primary Guide

Biographical Info

Montessori Affiliation: AMS (Infant), PAMS (Primary)

When did you join One World? 1992

Educational Background: In addition to my Montessori certifications in Assistance to Infancy (birth – 3 years) and Primary, I have a BS from Madras University in India.

Additional Information: I have 2 grown children, both of whom attended One World. I have been taking Ikebana classes (Japanese flower arrangement) for the past 10 years and in my free time I like to do gardening, reading, and pursuing my interest in science in general.

Updated 2 months ago.