Director Of Education
Mrs.Ayşe Kaya is one of the co-founders of Mission Hills Middle School. As the Director of Education, she is in charge of developing the school curriculum and ensuring that the academic needs of the students are met. Her B.A. Degree in Psychology from Stanford University, her numerous teaching & mentoring credentials, and 23 years of teaching experience have enabled her to create a unique and truly well-balanced curriculum for the students of MHMS. Mrs.Kaya always goes the extra mile for her students, the parents, and the development of MHMS. In her free time (if she has any), she loves to watch NBA basketball with her family, takes long walks, and tends to the many pets at MHMS.
Director of Operations
Ms.Lata Nigam is one of the co-founders of MHMS. She holds a B.A. from the University of Delhi in India in Geography. She is the Director of Operations at MHMS. She has extensive experience working with children ages 4-14 and has specialized in teaching children with special needs. Ms.Lata is not only a mother of two beautiful daughters, but also a 'mother' to many MHMS students that love her dearly.
Staff and Campus Supervisor
Mr.Sean, as the students call him, is also a parent that joined the MHMS Community when he and his wife, Liz, registered their daughter 7 years ago. Mr.Sean has a MA degree in Social Work from Boston University. As the Staff and Campus Supervisor, you will find him anywhere and everywhere, tending to the students' needs, supervising the playgrounds, fixing things, recycling, organizing, and never taking a moment to relax. He is always ready to help you, with a warm smile and a friendly greeting!
Head of Admissions & Events' Planning
As a parent that registered her children at MHMS 8 years ago and immediately saw the positive change in her own boys, Ms.Julie started devoting hours to volunteer at various MHMS functions and help in the main office. Realizing that Ms.Julie's organizational and office skills, her technological knowledge, positive attitude, and her ever-lasting energy were essential for the growth of the school, the MHMS Administration asked her to join the Administrative Staff. Ms.Julie is always at the front desk or in the main office, happily smiling and ready to answer your questions. Ms.Julie has been a part of the MHMS Staff for 7,5 years.
Ms. Melanie started at MHMS as a parent volunteer for various school events and classroom field trips. Seeing how diligently and from-the-heart she worked, the MHMS Administration asked her to join the staff as one of the Financial Administrators. She is thrilled to see the continuous growth of the school, while it maintains its mission to provide excellent, affordable education and small class sizes. She has a wonderful family: Brian (her husband), Kamari and Michael (her boys), and Marley (her dog).