“One of the best decisions I have made as a parent when my children were very young was enrolling them in a Montessori program. At Children’s House Montessori School, I am fortunate to experience the Montessori environment I love so much. It is a privilege to be part of such a committed and all-around awesome team of individuals.”

Office Manager

Education: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, George Mason University

Cinthia Drake is the Office Manager and Admissions Director of Children’s House. She worked for 3 years as an administrative assistant at World Wildlife Fund and 8 years as a Montessori Assistant Teacher at Montessori Country School in Herndon, VA, leading her to love the Montessori philosophy.

Cinthia was born in Sao Paulo, and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She came to the U.S. with her family in 1989 and married in 1992. She has two children: a daughter and a son, who attend Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Both of her children attended a Montessori school for pre-school and kindergarten.

“Spending part of my school vacations at my Grandparents house in Sao Paulo was always a treat: Grandpa and Grandma would cook our favorite foods, pantry was stocked with our favorite snacks, we would visit uncles, aunts and cousins. It was always such a joy!”

Cinthia is a movie aficionado! She loves “anything and everything Disney,” and enjoys reading, telling stories to the children, and coloring books for adults.