Maria earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the College of the Holy Spirit in Manila, Philippines. Upon her graduation, she worked as a teacher at the Casa Montessori International in the Philippines. She then went on to receive her Montessori (Primary 3-6 years) training and credentials at the Washington Montessori (AMI) Institute in Washington, DC, and her Assistants to Infancy (Infant-3 years) Certification at the Montessori (AMI) Institute in Denver, Colorado. Along with her Montessori training, Maria has had extensive experience working with adults with special needs at an independent living facility in Naperville, Illinois. After her Montessori training, Maria worked for 7 years at a Montessori School in River Forest. Thereafter, she helped found and establish another Montessori school in a Western suburb of Chicago, serving as Education Director & Primary Directress for 12 years. In 2007, upon the encouragement of several of her Montessori parents, Maria co-founded Mosaic Montessori Academy in River Forest where she currently serves as School Director & Primary Directress.
Marisel Rodriguez-Rozycki earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Inspired by the Montessori philosophy of education, Marisel trained to be a Directress, received her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma in Assistants to Infancy (for ages 0-3) from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado, and obtained a Master of Education in Montessori Education at Loyola University Maryland. She began working at Mosaic Montessori Academy in 2008 where she conducted the Parent Infant Program and has been the Directress for the Toddler Community since 2009. Marisel and her husband enjoy the benefits of a Montessori lifestyle at home with their young daughter and son.