Our Staff

Preethy Goonetilleke
Founder and Head of School
Toddler Community Lead Guide (Plymouth Location)

B.A., Early Childhood Studies, Metro State University, St. Paul, MN
Master's in Education, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
AMI Montessori A to I Diploma, MMTO, London, United Kingdom
AMI Montessori Primary Diploma, GSMM TC, Colombo, Sri Lanka
AMI Montessori Elementary Diploma, MCM, St. Paul, MN

39 years experience in education.
Founded Little Flowers Montessori School in 1990

Plymouth Staff

Ruwani Goonetilleke
Assistant to Head of School
Children's House Lead Guide (Plymouth Location)

B.A., Finance, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Master's in Education, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
AMI Primary Diploma, MCM, St. Paul, MN

4 years experience in education.
Joined the Little Flowers Montessori Team in 2013

St. Louis Park Staff

Nadine Edgar
Children's House Lead Guide (St. Louis Park Location)

B.A., Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Master's in Education, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
AMI Primary Diploma, MCM, St. Paul, MN

29 years experience in education
Joined the Little Flowers Montessori Team in 1990

Laura Gerhardt
Children's House Lead Guide (St. Louis Park Location)

B.A. Psychology & Economics, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
M. Ed., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
AMI Primary Diploma, MCM, St. Paul, MN
Current Teaching License in K-6 Elementary

23 years experience in education.
Joined the Little Flowers Montessori Team in 2013

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