Our Talented Executive Team
President & CEO
Rohini Rustogi is the owner, President and CEO of The Brandon Montessori (BMS), The Riverview Montessori (RMS), and The South Shore Montessori (SMS) Schools. As well as operating the three schools, she also runs the highly-appraised Reading Program and is the teaching mentor to every one of our 50 wonderful team members. Ms. Rohini’s tireless devotion to our children, coupled with her innate teaching skills, endears her to all. She has a Masters degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Geography from Kumaon University in India. In addition, Ms. Rohini has earned a Preprimary Teacher Certification from the American Montessori Society. Ms. Rohini has completed coursework at the University of Tampa and graduate level coursework at the University of South Florida. Ms. Rohini has been teaching in Montessori Schools in the Tampa Bay Area for 20 years. She also speaks and writes fluent Hindi. Her passion for educating children is coupled with her love for gardening, nature and animals.
Since 2005, Ms. Laurie March has been with our schools. She is the Executive Director of the Brandon, Riverview and SouthShore Montessori Schools. Laurie also serves as the Director of the Brandon Montessori School, and is responsible for its acclaimed parent satisfaction and involvement. Ms. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University, Nebraska. She has 20 years’ experience in management with the U.S. Air Force during which she completed extensive training in professional leadership and communication. She has completed graduate level coursework in the University of Nebraska’s MBA program as well as Behavioral Psychology at Argosy University, Sarasota. Ms. Laurie has earned her Child Development Staff Credential and also her school Director Credential with Voluntary Prekindergarten Endorsement. She is passionate about education, seeks to inspire others toward self-improvement and prides herself on continuous professional development.
Ms. Regan Burke is our SouthShore Montessori School Director. Ms. Regan’s superb leadership served her well as Assistant Director and Kindergarten teacher prior to that. She has made a tremendous impact on our children, teachers and school. She is originally from Panama City, Florida. Regan graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Psychology. She went on to pursue a Master of Science degree in Sports Administration from Troy University. Ms. Regan served as the Director for a preschool enrichment program where she created a fitness program by fusing letters and sounds of the alphabet with fitness. Regan is a gifted teacher and leader, and she is passionate about children’s education. In her spare time, Regan enjoys running, reading, traveling and watching her children play sports. She has four children of her own.
Ms. Hitika is the Associate Director of our Riverview Montessori School. She has been with our Montessori family for over four years, serving as Administrative Assistant and Kindergarten teacher at SouthShore Montessori, and began her journey with us in the preprimary classroom at our Riverview School. Ms. Hitika seeks to be challenged and continues to develop her many talents. In the summer of 2017, Hitika answered the call to serve as both the Administrative Assistant as well as the Kindergarten Reading and Language Specialist at our SouthShore Montessori School where she made a positive impact on both students and families. Ms. Hitika has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Hotel Administration as well as several years of experience in the education system, making her a great asset to our professional Montessori Executive team.