Monika J.

Founder Director


Monika is the founder of STEM Montessori Academy and has been in teaching for last 17 years. She has a Master’s degree and Bachelor in Education. She is certified by American Montessori Society (AMS) completed from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center (MMTTC), Evanston.


In 2006, when Monika moved to Lake  County with her family, she embraced the learning principals of Maria Montessori as among the most prolific and influential methods of teaching. After completing her Montessori certification, she worked as a Lead teacher in various schools and gained valuable experience.


In 2015, her passion for the Montessori way led to create a unique curriculum along with an authentic Montessori program which is unique in it's own way focusing on providing best nurturing which children would need in early ages of life. The program will give them strong roots to do well later in their lives.

She rewards herself everyday by challenging children to achieve their highest spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual potential. Her vision for STEM Montessori Academy of Libertyville is to provide a fun, learning environment where children are excited to learn through Montessori methods and supplemental education. Monika enjoys spending time with family, traveling and reading.

We continuously seek highly qualified staff and employ the best educators.