Lower Elementary Education
This is Luda Weisberg's fourth year at Beverly Hills Academy. Prior to coming to BHA she was a Lower Elementary lead teacher for two years. She obtained her teaching degree in Moscow, Russia, where she is originally from. She is very passionate about working with children and sharing her knowledge with them. She and her husband have two daughters ages 18 and 21. Mrs. Weisberg enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and learning about other cultures.
My name is Jocelyn Coats, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Lower Elementary team here at Beverly Hills Academy! I acquired my Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University. I have been teaching for 5 years. I am currently completing my Master’s degree, specializing in Educational Leadership. This summer I will be acquiring my certification for Elementary I, Montessori Studies to equip scholars ages 6-9 years of age. In addition to teaching, I am the owner and founder of Future Genius LLC. We specialize in tutorial services and enrichment for all subjects K-8 with an emphasis in math and reading.
Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Farmington Hills, I currently live in Oak Park with my fur baby, Oreo. In my free time, I enjoy shopping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to teaching and enriching your child’s learning experience the Montessori way! It is imperative to build a strong foundation for their future because early learning is essential!
My name is Hanna Davis and I am so excited to be joining the lower elementary team at Beverly Hills Academy. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin with 1 sister and 3 brothers. Shortly after graduating college, I moved to Chicago for a few years and then we relocated to Arlington, VA. My family just moved to Royal Oak this summer, and we are so excited to explore the area. I graduated from Carthage College with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, and I graduated with a master’s degree in Elementary Education from National Louis University. This summer, I will complete my Lower Elementary Montessori training. Prior to working at Beverly Hills Academy, I have worked as a preschool, kindergarten, first grade and third grade teacher. I have been married to my husband for a few years and we have 1 daughter, Eleanor. She is 1.5 years old and full of wonder and energy! Outside of the classroom, I enjoy being outdoors, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my family and friends. It’s going to be a fun year full of learning and new adventures, and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us!
Upper Elementary Education
My daughter and I started going to school together - she started her education as a 3 year old in a Montessori school and so did I - as a teacher for the 3-6 age group. She was not in my classroom with me, and it was better for both of us! Today she is 20 years old, and a rising Junior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and I am in my 18th year of teaching at a Montessori school. My name is Sridevi Srikanth, and for 15 plus years, I have had the privilege of teaching every age group - 3 to 6, 6 to 9 and 9 to 12. I have always taken on teaching subjects and classes that teaching partners did not want to take on. I have a wide range of experiences and skills that have allowed me to do this quite successfully. I am always open to learning and hope that I instill that love for learning in my students. Along with Montessori teacher certification, I have a Master’s in Business Economics, and started out my career as a business journalist for a leading national business daily in Chennai, India. I love reading, writing, solving puzzles, and gardening. My favorite part about teaching is building a relationship with my students (and parents) and I feel most accomplished when students who have long moved on from the elementary grades come back to me for help and guidance. Making a difference in students’ lives is very important to me. I will be working hard to make those long term connections with my students and families at BHA! I am very excited to join the team and meet more of you!