Meet your M.O.M. staff!

Csilla Horvath

Head of School / Co-Lead Teacher

Csilla was born and raised in Central Europe. She is married and has two daughters. She received her Montessori Credential from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA, and also holds a Master of Arts in Montessori Education. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Novi Sad, ex-Yugoslavia. She loves spending time with her daughters, going to art shows and concerts with her husband, cooking and baking, traveling, and painting. She brings her love of teaching art to MOM with weekly art lessons and daily art projects.

Caroline Hyde

Co-Lead Teacher

Caroline was born and raised in the UK, and moved to California in 2003. Prior to moving to the US, she worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist and she holds an BSc (Hons) degree in Physical Therapy, from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Caroline spent a happy eight years at home raising her two boys, Zach and Jake, and then joined the MOM team in 2014. She completed her Montessori training at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, in 2017. In her spare time, Caroline loves creating crazy birthday cakes and baking delicious desserts. She and ​her family love to be outdoors, hiking, skiing, biking, camping, and having fabulous Californian adventures!

Jamie Chen

Assistant Teacher

Jamie was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college. She has a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an Early Childhood Education Certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension. After working as an outdoor science educator in San Francisco and afterschool teacher at a Mandarin-English bilingual school, she joined M.O.M. in 2020. Jamie is an aspiring Montessori teacher and is excited to learn and grow. She plans to begin her Montessori training in the near future. In her free time, Jamie likes to go on hikes, practice photography, do hand embroidery projects, volunteer at the local animal shelter, play with her cats, and tend to her large collection of houseplants!

Contact Us

(510) 652-5979

5723 Oak Grove Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618