Letter from the Director

A very warm welcome to our School!

My name is Mini Sharma, I am blessed to be the Director and owner of Decatur Montessori School.

At the outset, I beckon you to watch our brief school video:

I am happy that you are seeking Montessori education for your child. As someone who has been in education field for over 38 years, I can vouch  that choosing Montessori education could prove positively  transformational for your child. This education for life would shape your child into a creative, independent, confident, compassionate world citizen.  Our school not only provides authentic AMI certified Montessori education but also is a very loving, family oriented school. DMS opened its doors in 1993 and it has been an integral part of the community since then. My husband and I have managed the school since 2012.

Our staff is what makes the school what it is. We not only have Certified teachers, we have very committed teachers that have been here for years. We have 3 teachers and staff members who have been with the school for over 15 years, 3 teachers who have been here for over 10 years, and 4 teachers who have been with us over 5 years. Most of our staff and teachers have been with us long term for the simple reason that they love the environment and they pass on the same love and empathy to the children.

And now, a little bit about myself. I have a Ph.D. in Child Psychology along with Montessori certification. I am a passionate educator with the best interest of students at heart. I am devoted to ensuring that children get the best of Montessori education so they become proud successful leaders and team players with profound social values and a sense of purpose. My husband, who assists me, has an MBA and a Ph.D. in Marketing. We do this more in the spirit of service to the community.

We are committed to supporting education in any way we can, not only to our children at DMS but also to as many children as we can. Our family runs a school in India for the less fortunate. We opened this school 13 years ago and have welcomed 116 children from underprivileged section of society that cannot afford any education. We have such endearing stories of gratitude from parents whose children’s lives have been uplifted. We also support several other educational initiatives across the world for we firmly believe that an educated family is a self-sufficient, happy and proud one.

Know that everyone at DMS has one mission, to provide a loving, healthy, safe and rewarding learning environment, with trained and qualified teachers committed to making a difference in the lives of all our children. We foster inspired learning.

Thank you for your interest in our school. I look forward to meeting you and having you as part of our DMS family.

Sincerely yours,


Dr. Meenu Sharma, Ph.D.