Educational team

The IMS team is a multicultural team united by the passion for Montessori pedagogy.

The entire team is driven by the desire to continuously learn and work in unity and benevolence towards one another. Respect for children is our key word.

A trained, dynamic and committed team.

Our first promise is to help your children to develop while respecting with rigor the original approach of Maria Montessori and of the Association Montessori International. With this in mind, our entire team is certified by AMI (Association Montessori International).

Our team is versatile and international. The union of personalities from all walks of life who have only one priority, the well-being and development of your children.

Take a look at our 2020 team building

Each year we start with a moment of relaxation and we meet to consolidate the bonds of friendship between the different teams. A small preview video of the event.

This year the theme was « pirates »! We are sure that many children would have liked to be with us

IMS Team

Anam Hassam

Director and founder of IMS

AMI educator 3-6 years old

Born in Abidjan, I have studied psychology and sociology in Canada. After my studies, I moved to Paris.
During volunteer missions, I’ve discovered the Montessori pedagogy. I was immediately convinced by this educational approach and decided to get trained at the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori (ISMM). My certification in hand, I went back to Canada to work for two years as an educator in an approved Montessori school. In 2015, when I was about to become a mother, I made the decision to return to Côte d’Ivoire and open a school based on Montessori pedagogy in order to allow parents to have access to this alternative method of education.

Georgette Umuhoza

Assistant Director

AMI assistant 3-6 years old

Born rwandan, belgian of heart and nationality, I work for IMS since almost its beginning. I have a Masters in Political Science, international relations option, but my professional background is more in IT (Database developer). Mother of 4 children, passionate about children’s education, the encounter with Montessori pedagogy was obvious. I decided to train myself in the thought of Maria Montessori. I have just finished a 3-6 years old AMI Montessori Assistant certificate, and this is just the beginning …

Nicole Koffi

Head teacher

AMI educator 3-6 years old

I am ivorian, and mother of 3 daughters. Holder of the AMI assistant certificate for the children’s house, I have embarked on the 3-6 AMI educator training to confirm my passion for children by helping them to develop harmoniously while respecting their specific needs motivates me even more. This year, I am the head teacher, to defend the values dear to Maria Montessori.

Camille Doddé

Administrative assistant

AMI Assistant 3-6 years old

Mother of a 5 year old girl, passionate about words, trained in psychology and eager to know, I am happy to be part of the IMS family for the 3rd year. Always with passion and dedication, I am at the disposal of the children in school, but especially the parents for their satisfaction.

Martial Louya

French-speaking Baobab educator

AMI educator 3-6 years old

French-speaking educator graduated from AMI in 2014, I have been practicing Montessori pedagogy since 2015. I started working as an Educator for children aged 3 to 6, in a Montessori school in Geneva until 2018, before joining IMS . Since October 2019, I have decided to go further by currently pursuing a Montessori AMI Educator training course for children aged 6 to 12. Passionate about yoga, I introduce the children in my class to the practice of yoga, for connection to oneself, to others and to nature.

Najia Mursaleen

English-speaking Baobab educator

AMI educator 3-6 years old

I am from Karachi, Pakistan. I did my bachelors in Humanities. I have worked as an assistant lease in charge for six years. During the job, I heard about Montessori methodology which fascinated me a lot and I decided to change my career path. Since then I am in this field. I did my AMI (3-6) training and started working with children. I also did my Early Childhood Education course. I have six years of experience in this field.

Désirée Williams

English-speaking Baobab assistant

AMI Assistant 3-6 years

Recently graduated this year as an AMI 3-6 assistant, I am the Baobab English assistant. Jovial and gentle, I like to be in the company of my loved ones, like friends, families etc. I love spending time with children and I am passionate about music. For me, being at IMS has allowed me to get closer to my passion which is the children’s world. I recently got married to a romantic husband, I love him with all my bones. I am delighted to be part of the team.

Gloria Aké épse Coulibaly

Bambou Educator

AMI educator 3-6 years old

AMI educator graduate for the Children’s House cycle, I am the French-speaking educator in charge of the Bambou class. I come back to my first loves because I was a French-speaking assistant in this same class. I like to share with children my passion for art. I look forward to discovering with our dynamic team the little ones who will be in our class, and to embark on this adventure together.

Ange Soro épse Adingra

French-speaking assistant at Bambou

Assistant 0-3 years old

Passionate about working with children, my encounter with Montessori pedagogy was a real revelation. This is what led me this year to train as a Montessori assistant at the ISMM in Paris where I obtained my diploma as a Montessori Assistant AMI 0-3 years old. It is with joy that I am part of this beautiful IMS family. I can’t wait to share with the children all that I have learned.

Gifty Amevor

English speaking Bambou assistant

AMI Assistant 3-6 years old

I am a professional teacher with over ten years of experience in providing comprehensive and quality teaching services to students and institutions. I seek to contribute an experience that affords students the opportunity to be analytical in a self-directed learning atmosphere. These, I believe will lead them to selfdiscovery and help them to, more often than not, draw resultsoriented conclusions. A graduate of University of Cape Coast, trained as an interventionist at the Child Learner Development Organization and a lecturer at Clairefontaine University, I have an insatiable desire to keep learning that why I took this summer an Assistant Montessori AMI 3-6 course. I am happy to be part of a dynamic institution like IMS.

Gamuchirai Nyabereka

Iroko educator

AMI educator 0-3 years

I am Gamuchirai Nyabereka, married to a lovely husband and mother to 2 beautiful princesses. I come from Zimbabwe but I’ve spent half my life in South Africa. My passion for children led me into doing Montessori and I am so glad I went in this direction. I obtained my 0-3 years AMI diploma in South Africa and I carry so much pride in having been amongst the pioneer group to do the training in Africa. It brings me so much joy to see the children develop into confident individuals within the community, each year. I am looking forward to so much, adventure, laughter and growth.

Khadija Bouamama

French speaking Acajou educator

AMI educator 3-6 years old

AMI graduate for the Children’s House cycle, I have been a French-speaking educator in charge of the Acajou class for 2 years. I speak fluent English Spanish and Arabic dialect. I love to share with children my passions for culture, yoga, movement, play and meditation. And in return they teach me to live for the present moment, with joy and curiosity. A beautiful exchange constantly renewed. I can’t wait to meet the new faces of our class with the whole team and to embark on this new Montessori adventure together.

Rita Okafor

English speaking Acajou educator

AMI educator 3-6 years old

My name is Rita Okafor and I am the lead English teacher in Acajou. This is my 3rd year at IMS and I have enjoyed every minute of working with the children. I have learnt so much working with them. I am an AMI certified 3 to 6 teacher and I am looking forward to do my 6 to 12 training.

Edith Dioulo

French speaking Iroko assistant

AMI Assistant 3-6 years old

Preschool educator for 8 years in a nursery school, I joined IMS 3 years ago. The encounter with the Montessori method was decisive for me, and as a result, this year I did the AMI assistant training 3-6 years to better meet the needs of children.

Comfort Agou

Assistante anglophone de Iroko

Assistante AMI 3-6 ans

I’m Comfort, a mother of one girl. I have a bachelor in business administration option Marketing. Two years ago, I became aware of the Montessori pedagogy and I love that children are taught to be independent and not in a way that is completely autonomous from others. I did my 3-6 certification in June 2020. I believe this school is a wonderful place and I feel very lucky to be part of such a great team.

Anita Owusu-Ansah

Assistante anglophone de Acajou

Assistante AMI 3-6 ans

My name is Anita and I come from Ghana. I have a degree in French translation and Psychology, and a Masters in International Affairs. I was introduced to the Montessori pedagogy a year ago and instantly fell in love. I have obtained my AMI assistant certificate in 2020.

Nelly Oulaï

Multipurpose assistant

AMI Assistante 3-6 years old

I am ivorian, married and mother of a daughter. I have joined the IMS team with great joy, 2 years ago. I have graduated as Montessori Assistant AMI 3-6 years old in 2020.

Hanta Soro

Multipurpose Assistant

AMI Assistant 3-6 years old

Holder of a diploma in business management and trained to teach in French-speaking schools, I worked in French schools as a kindergarten assistant for more than 6 years. My integration into the IMS team allowed me to discover more about Maria Montessori’s pedagogy in practice after the training as a 3-6 year old Montessori AMI assistant that I have just completed.

Ako Tete Lucien

Cook

I am Lucien, I am the cook of IMS. I joined the team in October 2019. Basically I didn’t know it was a school. Nice coincidence, or dream came true, since I have always wanted to put my know-how at the service of a school. Cooking is my passion and especially dietetic cuisine. I am happy when the guests rejoice around my dishes. I thank heaven for sending me to the angels of IMS. The fact that children eat with appetite is my daily satisfaction. I am happy to be part of the IMS family.

Abdoulaye Dembele

Day watchman

I am the day watchman. I like to run with the little ones and play football with the big ones.I am proud to be able to be of use to children, but also to parents in the morning on arrival and in the evening on departure. I can’t wait to play more with the kids this year.

Hassan

Night watchman

I am the night watchman. I am happy to be part of this team. My joy is to watch over this school so that the children are happy there.

Fabrice & Mathieu

Equipe ménage

Me, it’s Fabrice and it’s my fourth year at IMS.

I am Mathieu and I have just arrived. This is my first year at IMS. We lend a hand to the whole team to keep this school always clean and welcoming to our children.