Our Story

Zahra Kazem is the Director/owner of Beanstalk Montessori in Bethesda, Maryland; a suburb of Washington DC.

Zahra has a Communications B.A. from Boston University College of Communications and an AMS Montessori Teaching Certificate from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies.


With more than 22 years in Montessori teaching experience, Zahra started teaching in 1996 and started Beanstalk Montessori Mommy and Me in 2004 in Rockville, MD.


A mother of two girls who are Montessori school graduates, Zahra has enjoyed being the Director at Beanstalk and working with area parents as well as teaching children the Montessori method.

Zahra is the creator of the Beanstalk MOMs club, where she facilitates meetings once every other month. She enjoys connecting with Beanstalk moms!

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