Zhanna was born in Uralsk, Kazakhstan and came to the U.S. at the age of 4 where she began attending a local Oakland Montessori School. She is passionate about the Montessori educational approach as she feels it helped her as a child learn and adapt to the English language and American culture.
Zhanna is is a recent graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University holding a degree in Early Childhood Education. She began working with children as a teenager and have loved it ever since. Zhanna is passionate about watching children grow as they explore the many resources a classroom has to offer. Outside of the classroom, Zhanna loves to hike, play sports, cuddle with her dogs and hang out with friends!