Atiya Husain – Principal-Maplehurst Campus
Elementary Principal-Thornhill & Willowdale Campus
Roshi Ansari – VP/ Head of Casa across CMS
Hailing from St. Catharines, Ontario, Atiya majored in Political Science at Brock University. She first started her employment journey in the corporate sector, at Bell Canada, where she learnt many skills that were transferable to the educational field.
She obtained her Graduate degree in Education from Wollongong University, Australia. She has been in education for 24 years, starting as a homeroom teacher in the TDSB, teaching Grades 4-8, in Regent Park.
She is OCT certified, for primary, junior, and intermediate divisions. She obtained her Specialist Certifications in Drama, Special Education, and Principal Qualifications. She has spent many years working abroad in Australia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
For the past 10 years she has been in administration either as a Vice Principal, Principal, and most recently Head of School at a newly opened private school in Burlington, Ontario.
Atiya has been dedicated to her profession, and has worked with a variety of students’ ranging in age and ability. She is energetic and eager to bring her vast skills as an educational leader to Central Montessori School, and looks forward to working with parents as partners in education to ensure every child’s success.
Her strengths are building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. She is always open to feedback from staff, students, and parents and willing to implement what is possible to improve the school and learning environment for students.
Atiya’s upbeat and positive attitude is very much welcomed at CMS and with her willingness to assist in every aspect of the school, you will surely see her involved in many activities.
The tour de force and pillar of the CMS Maplehurst campus is the Vice Principal and overall Head of all CMS Casa programs – Ms Roshi Ansari. Incredibly humble and self –effacing there is nothing that stops the creative genius that has seen the school grow into a French Immersion campus alongside many of the Charity initiatives that have put CMS on the map. Born and raised in a family with generations of diplomats from her father’s side and teachers from her mother’s side, Roshi traveled and lived in many countries as a child and young adult, finally settling in Toronto in 1995. A teacher at heart, she began teaching piano after receiving the affiliate teacher certificate from the Conservatoire de Paris. After graduating from the University of Tehran with a Bachelor of French Language and Literature and a Masters of French Translation, she was employed as a part-time university teaching assistant for 4 years. In the early days of living in Canada she began her partnership with the Royal Conservatory of Music as an affiliate piano teacher and landed a part time job at Central Montessori School as a Casa French and Music teacher. Working at CMS and getting to know the Montessori philosophy was a revelation for her. Under direct supervision of the Head of school, a Montessori teacher herself, she started her CMS Journey, that still continues today. She completed her Montessori Foundation Course in 1997 and started teaching in a Casa class at CMS Florence Campus. Roshi has held many roles at CMS from Music and French teacher, Casa teaching assistant, Casa Montessori Teacher, Casa Head Teacher, Head of education for the Casa department for 10 years and finally the Vice Principal of her beloved Maplehurst Campus. Over the past 26 years, she has guided and mentored many teachers at CMS and has initiated several programs, but she has never forgotten her passion for teaching and has maintained a close relationship with students and their families. CMS is her second home and will forever hold a place in her heart.
Pravita Lakhani –Supervisor
Nabila Affonso Sieglett – Infant/ Toddler Supervisor
Echo Lou – Supervisor and Campus Administrator