Our Staff


Areej Iftaiha, Psy.D.

Dr. Areej Iftaiha has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a student advocate. When appropriate, she makes recommendations for children to receive additional services. She works closely with parents to ensure children receive the best early education possible.

Dr. Iftaiha has worked with children for over a decade. Her area of expertise is Childhood Development.

She has two children, one of which attends LOMA.


Heather Abbott, Psy.D.

Dr. Heather Abbott has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has worked with children ranging from toddlers to teenagers for over 15 years

Research proves high-quality early education is a key component to increase positive outcomes in adulthood.

Dr. Abbott focuses on external affairs, organizes educational activities for students and training workshops for teachers.

In her free time, Dr. Abbott enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and baking.


Danielle Stoessel

Danielle Stoessel has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Child Family Services and Childcare Management, and an Association Montessori International (AMI) Teaching Certification for Assistance to Infancy (0-3).

She has 20+ years of experience working with Montessori schools in both child guidance and director positions.

In her time away from school she enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with her family down in sunny Florida.