Meet Our Team


Sailini Lohia

Head of School

Sailini founded Fiore Montessori School along with husband Sandeep in 2010. She is trained as an AMI Montessori Primary Guide and has over 8 years of experience working with children ages 3 - 6. Sailini holds a M.B.A. in Finance and B.S. in Commerce. In a previous life, Sailini worked as a Business Director for Capital One. She and her husband have two sons, ages 10 and 12, and live in Vienna, VA. She is a committed Iyengar Yoga student and enjoys playing Bridge.

Jan Deason

Assistant Head of School

Jan received her Montessori elementary training at the Washington Montessori Institute and taught both lower and upper elementary classes at a school in Georgia. She built on that experience and founded a Montessori adolescent program. She also served as a Head of School for ten years and was a founding member of the Montessori Administrators Group of Georgia and a board member of the Montessori Administrators Association.

Sandeep Lohia

Strategic Head

Sandeep founded Fiore Montessori along with his wife, Sailini, in 2010. In 2012, Sandeep assumed the role of head of school at Fiore Montessori which he passed on to Sailini in 2019. Sandeep is trained as an Engineer and holds an M.B.A. He believes that a strong foundation is essential to long term success and is passionate about producing a conducive environment at Fiore for every child to develop a strong foundation for success and happiness.

Kelly McDermott

Admissions Manager

Kelly is originally from New York, but now lives in northern Virginia with her Husband, daughter, and cat. Kelly has more than a decade of childcare experience and a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Administration. On her downtime, Kelly enjoys watching movies, playing disc golf and has a talent of cake decorating that she enjoys sharing with friends and family or really anyone willing to eat some cake.

Our Guides

Garth Mramor

Elementary Guide

Garth recieved his AMI training at the Montessori Institute of San Diego, and completed the first of his Masters at Loyola University in Baltimore. He began his teaching career right after college, working as an English teacher at two French grade schools, and he continued a year later at a farm school in Montana, where he led a primary class. After completing his AMI Elementary training, he moved to New Mexico, where he served as a Guide at a nature-based Montessori school. When not at work, Garth spends his time reading.

Sandra Caraballo

Primary Guide

Sandra has a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from Florida International University, a Masters in Education from Loyola University and is AMI Primary certified from Washington Montessori Institute in Maryland. She has served in the United States Army, and has worked with young children for over 5 years. Sandra greatly enjoys being outdoors, woodworking and interior design. She puts these hobbies to good use in her classroom. She lives in McLean along with her husband and daughter.     

Sarah Loden

Primary Guide

Sarah Loden is an AMI trained Primary Guide. She holds a Masters in Education from Loyola University Maryland, and a dual Bachelor’s degree, a B.A in Cultural Anthropology and B.S. in Communications Studies, from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Fiore, Sarah worked in Child and Parent Centres in Australia, and led a primary class in New York City. A native Texan, Sarah enjoys baking, reading, dance, and spending time outdoors.         

Becky Myers-Pollock

Primary Guide

Becky received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and is an AMI trained Montessori Guide for children ages 3 - 6. Currently, she lives in Washington, D.C. along with her husband. Her favorite part about Montessori education is that the child's potential is witnessed by all. When she is not at school, Becky enjoys going on hikes with her dog, exploring the city and visiting family in Pennsylvania.

Diana Goshorn

Toddler Guide

Diana is a native of Colombia, South America. She received a Masters in Education from Loyola University, Maryland and is certified AMI 0-3 from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado. She has over 25 years of experience working with children under the age of 3 and has worked in a Montessori classroom for 9 years. Diana loves to spend time with her husband of 21 years.They ride bikes, watch movies, and go for long drives! She enjoys art, has taken some drawing courses, and even produced a few charcoal pieces. Diana is a joyful and loving person who yearns to give back to the world through sharing her experience and knowledge of Montessori.

Our Support Team

Lizette Calaro

Elementary Assistant and Spanish Teacher 

Viviana Rubiano

Primary Bilingual Assistant

Lizette lives with her two sons and husband in northern Virginia. She has been working with young children for over 7 years and has been with Fiore since 2013. She is a trained primary and elementary assistant from the Washington Montessori Institute. Lizette has learned through experience with her own son the impact that learning disabilities can have on a child and the impact that Montessori can have in assisting a child to navigate non-standard circumstances. She brings a heightened patience level with all children from her experience. She enjoys cooking, being outside, and has learned to knit with her two boys.

Viviana is originally from Bogotá, Colombia and received her A.A.S. magma cum lauded in 2016. She has worked with young children for more than 10 years. She has completed the AMI Primary Assistant training. She enjoys arts and crafts, and the Montessori approach to learning and development.

Giovanna Torrez

Primary Bilingual Assistant

Giovanna was born in Laz Paz Bolivia and moved to Virginia at a young age. She has enjoyed growing roots in the town of Vienna and has a daughter that is ten years old. She Has over six years experience with young children. 

Evelyn Vargas

Toddler Bilingual Assistant

Evelyn was born in Ecuador. She has a B.A Degree in Education Science and has been working with children for over 8 years. Evelyn completed the AMI Assistants course (Infant 0 - 3) Evelyn  used to work in another Montessori school before coming to Fiore. She is passionate about working in the development of education for children. In her spare time she likes to dance, cook, and go hiking with her husband. 

Alison Ochoa

Toddler Bilingual Assistant

Alison is originally from Ecuador and moved to Virginia two and half years ago with her husband. She has worked with young children as a nanny and interned in an Ecuadorian government project for Eradication Child Labor. She received a bachelor degree in Psychology in Ecuador and her dream is to get a Masters degree in child psychology. She enjoys baking, dancing and drawing in her spare time.

Gloria Karasick

Primary Bilingual Assistant

Gloria was born in Bogota,  Colombia and moved to Barcelona, Spain to attend college where she studied Fashion Design. She and her husband have lived in Spain, California, Florida, Canada and are now settled in Vienna, Virginia. Gloria has a teenage daughter who attended a Montessori school in her formative years. Gloria is passionate about her family,  animals and traveling.

Thomasa Coram

Primary Support Staff

Thomasa started her journey working with children as a special education teacher's assistant while in high school. She went on to earn her associates degree in education, then a BA in English. She enjoys painting and writing in her free time and believes it is never too late to learn and try new things. 

Urooj Rizvi

Primary Support Staff

Urooj lives in Vienna with her husband and their 2 children. She is from Pakistan and received her Bachelors degree in Nutrition & Health Sciences & Early childhood development. She has been working as an Assistant Preschool Teacher for 3 years. Her interests include traveling, cooking continental cuisines, and learning about different cultures.

Meybi Vasquez

School Support Staff

Meybi was born in El Salvador, and came to Virginia at the age of 7. She lives in Fairfax with her family. She has 6 siblings, and enjoys spending her free time with them. She also enjoys cooking and running. She previously worked in a Montessori school with toddlers and  currently attends George Mason University pursuing a bachelors degree in elementary education.

Fiore Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.

Contact Us

Tel: 703-319-2069



1629 Beulah Rd. 

Vienna, VA 22182

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