Lake Hills Montessori Austin is committed to providing quality early childhood education in a safe, loving, accepting and stimulating environment. Each child’s individuality is encouraged. We organize our days to ensure each child has successful experiences every day that foster a positive self-concept and lifelong love of learning.

  • Montessori Certified Teachers
  • Spanish Curriculum
  • Traditional Montessori Curriculum
  • Established in 1999
  • Fully licensed by the Texas State Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Meet Our Staff

Ms. Sandra

Sandra Karnstadt MEd: Sandra (“Sandi”) is the Head of Schools / Founder of Lake Hills Montessori, Austin and Bee Cave. I feel so privileged to have worked with the children and families of Lake Hills Montessori for the past 20

Ms. Kathy

Kathy is the Administrative Coordinator at Lake Hills Montessori. I was born in Illinois and remained there until I married.  I have lived in Puerto Rico, CT, FL, NJ, TN, LA, and for the past 30+ years I have been

Ms. Kimberly

Ms. Kimberly has become an integral part of our Cuernavaca team, originally joining us as a Primary Lead, she continues working as a Montessori consultant.  She provides Teacher Mentoring to our leads and assistants. My passion for all things Montessori

MS. Anaelli ("Ana")

Ms. Ana is Classroom Assistant to Ms. Melissa in Young Primary. I joined LHM seeking a role in a professional childcare environment to expand upon my gathering experience working with children.  I am Bi-lingual with a Bachelor’s degree from El

Ms. Ashley

Ms. Ashley is Lead Guide for Primary I. I have been a pre-school teacher for 12 years.  Teaching is my passion in life and brings me great joy.  After completing my AMS training I achieved my dream of becoming an

Ms. Raka

Ms. Raka is the Lead Guide for our Primary 2 classroom. Ms. Raka received her Master’s Degree in History from the University of Himachal Pradesh in India. Following this, she earned a Diploma in Montessori Teacher’s Training from Illinois, and

Ms. Julieta

Ms. Julieta is Classroom Assistant in Primary I. In addition to my assistant role in PI, I teach Spanish to the Primary students and yoga.    I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education/Counseling from the Universidad CAECE, Buenos Aires-Argentina.  I am

Ms. Sarah

Ms. Sarah is the lead teacher for our Young Primary class! The children love her for her easy going, yet exuberant nature. She taught as a lead toddler teacher for 5 years prior to coming to Lake Hills Montessori and

Ms. Tiana

Lead Guide Primary 2- I graduated university with a double major in Psychology and Religion.  I have been teaching children for over 19 years.  I have served as a gymnastics instructor , nanny, nursery coordinator and teacher abroad. I absolutely

Ms. Brittany

Afterschool Lead Teacher- Brittany is a former certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.  She has a fond appreciation for the collaborative yet independent beauty of Montessori culture.  When not at school she can be found hanging with

Ms. Gina

Hello Everyone! I am Gina Kasula, and I am one of the Assistant teachers at Lake Hills Montessori. My love for children has brought me to this side of my career, and I couldn’t be happier. There’s a great pleasure