Our Team

Our team of dedicated educators at Bright Skies Montessori bring their diverse backgrounds and experiences to the classroom, helping to create an inclusive and loving school community. We are strong believers in nurturing each child’s unique spirit, and work constantly to provide them with the inner confidence and practical tools to build a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future for our world.

Aishwarya Kancharla

Administrator

Aishwarya is a third generation school administrator! She first became familiar with the Montessori Method through her mother, Aruna’s school in New Jersey, and fell in love with the philosophy for its emphasis on peace, respect and empathy. She didn’t expect to follow in her mom’s footsteps as a school administrator, pursuing a career path focused on women’s health and human rights instead. The endless and exciting possibilities that exist in education ultimately brought her back to her family’s calling. She loves her colleagues and school families, and is proud to be a part of our community. She and her husband, Daniel, are excited to welcome their first child in September.

Alaina Gutfeld

Teacher

Alaina has been working in education for over a decade, from teaching in the preschool setting to leading science and conservation camps. She is experienced in guiding meaningful outdoor and garden-based educational experiences for young children, and brings this invaluable knowledge to our school community. As a mother, educator and nature-enthusiast, she has a deep passion and love for the intimate connection between developing minds and our natural environments. She spends her time outside of school exploring and being out in nature, including gardening and hiking with her two-year-old son.

Alexandrine Fluerant

Assistant Teacher

Alexandrine is passionate about working with young children, and has been doing so since high school. She is currently pursuing a degree in Child and Developmental Psychology at Santa Rosa Junior College. She considers her work at Bright Skies Montessori to be a beautiful adventure that allows her to put into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired through her own education. She grew up in Haiti, and moved to California in 2015. Activities that fill her heart with joy include reading, writing, cooking and working with children.

Caroline Wagner

Lead Teacher

Caroline has 10 years of experience as a Montessori teacher, with credentials at the Early Childhood (Primary) & Elementary I levels as well as the California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has been working with young children since high school, and loves guiding them toward independence and internal gratification. She believes that the experiences children have in peaceful classroom environments will help them become the peacemakers of the future. She enjoys listening to her daughter perform songs, going for hikes with her husband, cooking, and listening to podcasts.