Meet Our Teachers

Chiti Kompella, Lead Teacher

Chiti went to a Montessori school for her early childhood education and later received her Bachelor’s degree in Business in India. She moved to the United States in the year 1997 with her husband Srinivas and then a one-year-old daughter, Priyanka.

When her children went to Montessori schools in Bellevue, she decided to assist in the classroom to see if she would like to take up a teaching career. Completely found her passion and took the Early Childhood Montessori certification in 2005 from MEIPN, Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest, which is accredited by the American Montessori Society and has been teaching ever since. She has mentored several student teachers and has traveled to China to train Montessori teachers. She also teaches Positive Discipline parenting classes at Eyas.

Chiti lives in Bellevue, Washington, along with her husband and their third child. The other two are adults now and are pursuing their careers in Los Angeles and Denver, respectively. When she is not at school, Chiti can be found dancing, hiking, cooking, spending time with her family, or teaching yoga and meditation. She incorporates yoga in her classroom.

Chiti is always happy to speak with anyone about the benefits of Montessori Education and what makes Eyas Global Montessori a unique and successful educational experience.

Jackie Dealy, Lead Teacher

Jackie Dealy was introduced to Montessori while attending high school and working part time as an afternoon helper. After graduation, she worked full time assisting in the classroom while completing her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Washington in 2006. During her college years while balancing school and work it became apparent to Jackie that teaching children is what brought her the most joy in life. She then completed her Early Childhood Montessori Teaching Credential through the Montessori Education Institution of the Pacific Northwest (MEIPN) in 2008. Jackie resides in Issaquah with her husband and two children: Wesley (born in 2013) and Riley (born in 2017). When Jackie is not at school she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening and fitness.

Maggie Pan, Lead Teacher

Maggie was born in Shanghai, China. In the year 2016, she moved to the United States. She has Elementary Teacher Certification and taught 6th grade in Utah for 2 years before moving to Bellevue, Washington. Here, she became interested in Montessori pedagogy and completed her Early Childhood Montessori Teaching Credential through the Montessori Education Institution of the Pacific Northwest (MEIPN) in 2020. She interned at Eyas and joined the Eyas faculty. In 2023, she completed her Master of Arts in Education. When she is not teaching, she likes to spend time with her daughter, sew, cook, hike, and play drama.

Valli Arunagiri, Assistant

Bio coming soon

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