Infant and Toddler Staff


Lori Lukk Lori Lukk – Toddler Directress
Teaching is Lori’s second career and her favorite thus far. After receiving her Bachelors and Masters degree in Business, Lori went back to school to get her Montessori certification for teaching young children. She now has over 13 years of teaching experience, and is in her 3rd year here at CACC. Lori has a true passion for working with our youngest learners. Helping each child progress in all areas of development is an honor she embraces daily.
 Keerthana Bashkar Keerthana Bashkar
Keerthi joined CACC Montessori School in 2022. She has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication degree from India. Keerthi loves working with young children and in her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, traveling & drawing.
 Nisha Jain Nisha Jain
This is Nisha’s first year at CACC-MS. She was born in India and has lived in 4 different countries before moving to Delaware with her husband and two daughters. She has an engineering degree from India. Nisha’s hobbies include reading and cooking.
 Ann (Hongju) Deng Ann (Hongju) Deng
Ann is mom to a 24-year-old son who is medical student. She was a bioscience researcher before moving to Delaware with her husband. This is Ann’s first year at CACC. She works with the young toddlers and also enjoys teaching Chinese class to the Pre-Primary children. In her spare time, Ann enjoys reading, cooking, and travelling.
 Annie (Ana) Riquelme Annie (Ana) Riquelme
Annie is originally from Chile. She is the mother of two teenagers. Annie has a degree in International Business from Inacap Chile. In her free time, she enjoys running, exercising, and taking walks. This is Annie’s first year at CACC Montessori School. But she has always loved working with children and believes that early childhood is a critical developmental period as these early experiences build a strong foundation of who you are. Annie feels that it is a gift to her to help children explore the world around them and help them to grow and learn every day.