Welcome to the Early Childhood Room 2 Faculty
Dipali Bhanushali - Lead Directress
Dipali joined Magnolia in 2019. Dipali earned her bachelor’s degree in Science from Nagpur University in India. She also holds a Montessori Primary certification from the Association of Montessori Internationale and certification in Psychology and Counseling and Business Management from India. Dipali started her teaching career thirteen years ago in a Montessori School in Ithaca, New York. She was inspired to pursue the Montessori training by observing children being independent and taking ownership of their learning in a Montessori classroom. Her daily experience of allowing children to develop at their own pace, complete tasks and master activities independently in a Montessori prepared environment, confirms her faith in Montessori Method. She firmly believes that these aspects of the Montessori experience are the foundation for the child as a lifelong learner. She also believes that children are very kind and have a natural desire for independence and that the parents and teachers can encourage and give them rich environment for their development. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, reading and spending time with her family.
Angela Carlucci - Assistant Directress
Ms. Angela has been an assistant teacher at Magnolia Montessori since 2019. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Soon after graduating, she became a toddler teacher at a private school in Westfield, NJ, moving on as a nanny for over 10 years. Ms. Angela received her Montessori Assistant Guide AMS Training in 2020. Part of her interest in Montessori was through becoming a mother to her own two daughters. “I’ve always been interested in finding better ways for them to learn and it was through reading about the Montessori philosophy and how a child can learn through independence and a peaceful, calm environment that sparked my interest. Having worked with children for so long, I consider myself to be a nurturing and calm person.” Ms. Angela is looking forward to working in the Montessori primary environment. Children are capable of so much and being a witness to a child learning can be one of the most rewarding gifts for an adult to see. During her free time, Ms. Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, baking, sewing and designing miniature scale dollhouses.
Mia Mazzariello - Assistant Directress