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Metairie Administrative and Support Team

 

Cassie Becerra
Director

Ms. Cassie was previously part of the Kinder Haus Family from 2001-2007. She returned in June 2014 and will be part of the office support staff. She has her Montessori Certification for children birth-three and is working on completing a degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her personal vision at Kinder Haus is to help foster an environment that is warm, peaceful and nurturing to parents, children and staff.

 

Angela Perret
Office Manager

Ms. Angela began working at Kinder Haus in November 2012. Her two children also attend Kinder Haus. Originally from Texas, she moved to Metairie in the summer of 2010, because her husband got a job in his hometown, New Orleans. She has a background in accounting, sales and teaching, making a perfect fit for her work in the front office. She’s always enjoyed working with children; her first jobs were babysitting for family and neighbors, and her last job before becoming a stay-at-home mom was being a 5th grade teacher. She has a Marketing Degree from Texas Christian University, with a minor in Japanese. After taking 2 ½ years off to be at home with her babies , she’s glad to be back at work part-time, which gives her the flexibility to still have some play time with her children. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, reading, and traveling.

 

Monique Paula
Administrative Assistant/Director of Curriculum and Resource Development

Ms. Monique joined our family in September of 2016. Ms. Monique came to us all the way from Florida! She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she studied psychology, philosophy and Spanish. She also obtained her Montessori Teaching Certification through the American Montessori Society (AMS) and has previous experience as an Assistant Montessori Teacher as well as a Lead Montessori Teacher. Ms. Monique is dedicated to her professional development and ongoing professional development for all staff members of Kinder Haus and is currently working on becoming a Louisiana Pathways Approved Trainer! We are so proud of Monique’s work at Kinder Haus!

 

Nicole Laudun
Morning Floater

Ms. Nicole supports all three of our classes each morning.  She also leads the Pre-K/K Class Gardening Club.She is dedicated to touching lives in a positive way! Ms. Nicole believes that the purpose of education is to help each child grow to their fullest potential and we agree! Ms. Nicole feels, “Students should be guided through independent hands on activities that prepare them to be lifelong learners and leaders of the community. A variety of learning styles should be utilized to support social, emotional and educational needs. A successful child care program is one that treats both teachers and students with mutual respect that helps each child feel lovable and capable. My art education and joy of gardening help make hand on learning fun!"

 

Lacie Darby
Substitute

Ms. Lacie joined Kinder Haus in January 2015 and is currently pursuing a degree from the University of New Orleans, with a career goal of early elementary/childhood studies. She has a ton of previous childcare experience and in her free time she enjoys arts and crafts, painting, reading and biking. She’s a very nurturing, committed and caring teacher and we’re so glad to have her join our Kinder Haus family.

 

Sarah Khan
Substitute

In September 2008, Ms. Sarah joined our ever-growing Kinder Haus family. Ms. Sarah holds an Associate’s Degree in many subjects including: Psychology, Political Science, Pre-Med, and Education. Additionally, she taught for many years in Pakistan before joining us. Along with the joy of spending time with her three precious children, Ms. Sarah enjoys reading and cooking. In the words of Ms. Sarah, “I respectfully enjoy and love being able to teach the children here at Kinder Haus.”