Janet Gallow, Montessori Teacher
Ms. Janet Gallow hails from Jamaica and has been living in the United States since 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She taught for 25 years at an all-girls high school in Jamaica and was the Assistant Principal at Holy Childhood High School in Kingston, Jamaica before moving to the United States. Ms. Janet has earned both her Montessori Preprimary Certification and Elementary Certification from Maitland Montessori School. We are proud of her hard work and dedication! Ms. Janet was the much-deserved Teacher of the Year for 2015.
Rohini Rustogi, President and CEO
Rohini Rustogi is the owner, President and CEO of The Brandon Montessori (BMS), The Riverview Montessori (RMS), and The South Shore Montessori (SMS) Schools. As well as operating the three schools, she also runs the highly-appraised Reading Program and is the teaching mentor to every one of our 50 wonderful team members. She has a Masters degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Geography from Kumaon University in India. In addition, Ms. Rohini has earned a Preprimary Teacher Certification from the American Montessori Society. Ms. Rohini has completed coursework at the University of Tampa and graduate level coursework at the University of South Florida. Ms. Rohini has been teaching in Montessori Schools in the Tampa Bay Area for 20 years. She also speaks and writes fluent Hindi. Her passion for educating children is coupled with her love for gardening, nature and animals.
Laurie March, Director
Since 2005, Ms. Laurie March has been with our schools. She is the Director of The Brandon Montessori School and also manages the Community Relations and Special Events programs for all three schools. Ms. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University, Nebraska. She has 20 years’ experience in management with the U.S. Air Force during which she completed extensive training in professional leadership and communication. She has completed graduate level coursework in the University of Nebraska’s MBA program as well as Behavioral Psychology at Argosy University, Sarasota. Ms. Laurie has earned her Child Development Staff Credential and also her school Director Credential with Voluntary Prekindergarten Endorsement. She is passionate about education, seeks to inspire others toward self-improvement and prides herself on continuous professional development. She is a proud mother of two lovely daughters whom both graduated from BMS. Ms. Laurie thoroughly enjoys gardening with the children and has earned a Florida Master Gardener certificate.