Latika Monte was born and raised in India. She finished High School, got her Bachelor’s Degree, and finished nursery teacher’s training in India. For 6 years, Latika taught 3rd, 5th, 6th grade at St. Aloysius school and she also taught at a catholic high school.
She immigrated to America in 2005 with her husband and wonderful (now 16 years old) son. Mrs. Monte worked at Bright-Star Academy with Pre-Kindergarten and school age children for 4 years. She is now a member of the Ivy Academy and works with the 4’s classroom. She strongly believes than children learn through play, so she teaches her little ones through play, stories, dance, and yoga. She enjoys working with children and loves to have the opportunity to watch them grow and flourish. She is currently taking more childhood education classes at Elgin Community college to keep up with the changes in regulations and to enhance her teaching skills.