Staff Members


Ms Kianí

Head of School & Owner
0-3 Montessori Credentialed NAMC
3-6 Montessori Credentialed MACTE
Staff Credentialed
Director Credentialed
BA Math Minor in Education
AMS Member


Mrs. Kiani is the mother of two boys. She was born and raised in the gorgeous and warm weathered Caribbean Island, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Math Teaching and a member of the prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society.

She started getting her experience teaching algebra, geometry and trigonometry for middle, highschool and college students in 2007 until 2016 when she decides to open her own school. During her college years she researched the differences between the Montessori method and the traditional method of education. She has observed more than 10 different Montessori environments and worked in different Montessori Schools. She is a trained 0-3 Montessori Teacher with North America Montessori Center and 3-6 Montessori MACTE credentialed. 

She has proudly worked hard for the Navarre community to have the best Montessori school, making sure the families received a real Montessori experience.


contact: info@montessorinavarre.com

Ms. Ivia Santiago

0-3 AMS Montessori Certified Teacher
Bilingual Teacher
BS in Education from Interamericana Univerity of Puerto RIco
Staff DCF Credentials

Ms. Ivia Santiago is a passionate teacher.  Originally from Puerto Rico, she has lived in Florida for 20+ years.  Eighteen of the years have been in the field of education.  Her experiences include private, preschool, Montessori 0-3, and traditional public education in grades K-8th. 

Mrs. Ivia holds the AMS Montessori Credential for 0-3 years old.

contact: ivia.toddlers@montessorinavarre.com