Meet the Owner


Naeem Khowja

As an educator, I believe that every child possesses a unique set of skills that teachers can bring out from the child. Naeem Khowja has over 15 years of experience in Teaching and Educational Administration. As an Assistant Principal and educator, I believe that every child has the potential to reach their aspirations given the right environment, which includes motivation, access to enriching materials, and aspiring role models. With these key ingredients for success, your child at Ivy Kids Gleannloch will shine!

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Texas in 2004. In 2008, I received my Teaching Certification for Early Childhood to 8th grade from Texas Teachers and begin my career as a teacher at Alief Middle School. In 2011, I received my Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Houston Clear-Lake, then in 2014 became an Assistant Principal at Alief Middle School Currently; I serve as an Assistant Principal at Miller Intermediate School. In my role as an educator, I deal with a variety of situations where keen acumen, sound judgment, and empathetic mindset are needed to face these challenges. Together with the assistance of an Instructional Leadership Teach we ensure high standards of student performance in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school district. In my personal life, I am married and have a 1o-year-old son who enjoys basketball, math, and science.

My experiences as an educator and a father have led me to become a proud owner of Ivy Kids Gleannloch where your child will receive meaningful instruction while building meaningful relationships in a safe and nurturing environment.

Meet the Director

Tamica Hargrove

Tamica Hargrove

My name is Tamica Hargrove, and I am the Center Director for Ivy Kids of Gleannloch. I started my career in Early Education in 2010 as an Assistant Teacher with a passion to help our future leaders develop a love for learning. Children are inquisitive, active, and thrive best in an environment that is curated specifically for them to explore and learn through open interactions without limits. I quickly realized there was no other career I could dream of, so I completed my Associates of Arts at Houston Community College and am currently completing my Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education – 6th Grade at University of Houston-Downtown.

My goal as your Center Director is to lead a team of dedicated caregivers and partner with your family to meet the needs of your little ones. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, riding my bike, shopping, and spending time with my family. My go to book to read to my two daughters at bedtime is “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve your family with a warm welcome and outstanding partnership.

Meet the Education Director

Gabriella Gutierrez

Hello, I am the Education Director here at Ivy Kids of Gleannloch, and I am so proud to be a part of the Ivy Kids family! I am a Houston native, and I received my Associates of Applied Science in Nursing. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders to receive my credentials to become a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.
I have been in the childcare field for over 9 years and a mom myself to a sweet 3-year-old boy who keeps me on my feet. I have a true passion for working with children and helping them grow into brilliant little humans. Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor—is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment.
I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development!

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