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New Montessori preschool

Rajeshri Gandhi Bhatia has spent almost 25 years in the education field, teaching students at all grade levels. A graduate of Detroit Country Day School, she began her teaching career there as well, teaching math to third through fifth graders and coaching high school athletics. She later had the opportunity to start a school in Chicago for immigrant and refugee students and serve as the founding principal for the school. After working as an assistant head at a private school in southern California, she returned to Michigan in 2012 to start a recruiting and networking company, and served on Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 Task Force on Education Return to School Advisory Council Subcommittee on Operations and Facilities. Now, she has fulfilled her dream, she said, founding Blooming Brains Academy, 2111 Cass Lake Road in Keego Harbor, a Montessori preschool and early elementary for six months to three-year olds, with a new class for 3-6 year olds opening early 2023. Bhatia said all of the currently enrolled families are from the Birmingham/Bloomfield area. “We strive to create a dynamic, child-centered environment that continually adapts to best practices that connect to each student’s natural curiosities and desire to learn.”

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