Our Staff

Mercy Luguterah (Executive Director) was born in Europe and raised in Ghana. She received an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the esteemed University of Ghana. During her senior year in college, Mercy worked with street children as part of her internship program; this undertaking sparked her interest in working with children and underprivileged populations. In 1999, she won a Dutch Government Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. Mercy has worked in an Administrative/Directorial capacity in Montessori schools since April 2004. In May 2012 she graduated (summa cum laude) from Capella University with a PhD in Human Services. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, reading, and volunteering her time with underprivileged populations. Mercy has been at BWMCH since August 2013.

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Kyung Sharon (Montessori Directress) was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Kyung graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, where she trained to teach English to Korean high school students. After marrying an American and relocating to the U.S, she took her Montessori training at the Maryland Center for Montessori Studies in Lutherville. Kyung is an experienced and seasoned Montessori professional. Her Montessori experience includes working as a Directress at the Early Childhood Learning Center Montessori School in Seoul for three years, an assistant at the Love of Learning School in Ellicott City for a year, and then as a teacher’s assistant at the Global Children’s Montessori School in Columbia for four years. Kyung joined Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House as a Directress In 2012. She very much enjoys her work with the children. She derives pleasure in seeing their development and looks forward to another productive school year.


Aran Kim has been part of the Montessori community first as a parent and currently as a trained Montessori Guide. Ms. Kim was born in South Korea and moved to the United States as a young child and has since lived in Maryland. She holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Maryland and has earned her credential in Early Childhood Education from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies at the Barrie School. Ms. Kim has worked in Montessori schools in Howard and Montgomery counties.

Ms. Kim lives with her husband and has three children. She loves going for long walks with her dog, Tucker. Her interests include reading, journaling, crafting, gardening, cooking, singing, and perusing Pinterest. Her ideal vacation always includes a spot on the beach. Ms. Aran is passionate about Montessori and like the woman for whom the educational approach is named, it is her ultimate goal to inspire peace through education


Ms. SeongShin Na (Teacher’s Aide) joined BWMCH in August 2016. She was born and raised in South Korea and has a Masters in International Commerce. She completed her 90 Hr Child Growth and Development Training from the Howard Community College in October 2016. A mother of 2 grown children, Ms. Na is a great addition to the school community.