Meet the Owner

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Vikram & Mona Kapur

Life has been an exciting roller coaster ride for our entire family. During Vikram’s employment in the Oil and Gas industry, our family had lived in 10 different countries over the past 25 years. In each new country, our foremost priority was to find a good school for our children with strong academics and an overall stimulating environment. Both our children successfully integrated in each new location, made new friends, learned new languages, appreciated different cultures and developed into well rounded world class citizens of today. Our older son graduated in 2015, magna-cum-laude, from St. John’s School and is studying Computer Science at Rice University. Our younger son has completed his sophomore year at St. John’s School and will graduate High School in 2019

Children are our passion and we have placed the highest importance in providing a safe, loving and caring environment – both at home and at school. With our kids grown up (& still growing!), we feel it is our time to give back to the community, having established our roots in Houston since 2014. In pursuit of this goal, Mona went back to teaching at a Montessori School in February 2016 and found joy in the company of children.  We found the right partners in the founders of Ivy Kids, who shared our vision to develop the qualities of strong family values, honesty, integrity and leadership during a child’s most impressionable years. By opening an Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, we have a wonderful opportunity to provide a safe “Home-Away-From-Home” for the children. Our research based curriculum is focused on developing multiple intelligences in a fun-based creative setting. At Ivy Kids,the future starts now for today’s children to become successful and responsible leaders of tomorrow!

Vikram & Mona Kapur

Meet the Director

Shawna Dixon

My name is Shawna Dixon and I am the Center Director here at Ivy Kids Summer Lake Ranch. I am so excited that you have chosen us to be part of your family. I have had some big roles in the Early Childhood industry over my twenty-year career I have been a Teacher, Education Coordinator, Assistant Director, and lastly a Center Director for the past fourteen years. I am looking forward to becoming part of your family.

In my spare time, I enjoy sending time with my family mostly, my great-nephew Elijah and great-niece Evelyn. I also love cuddling with my baby Lars, my seventeen-year-old Dachshund. I am an animal lover, I love music, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

I am dedicated to educating your child by providing a calm, healthy, positive, and happy environment. Quality education is of the utmost importance and I am confident that Ivy Kids will provide that for your child. Children have always been my passion and by keeping their best interest at heart, I know that I can make Ivy Kids the best place for your family.

Meet the Education Director

Heidi Barnes

My name is Heidi Barnes and I am so excited and thankful to be part of the Ivy Kids Early Learning Center family, as the Education Director. I am from the Midwest and have been living in Texas for the last several years. I received my Administrators Credential in Early Childcare from the University of Wisconsin. I have been working with children for over 25 years. I have been a teacher, assistant director, and director. I hold a special passion and love for children and their education. I believe that all children are unique and learn differently. My main goal is to make sure that all of our students excel and have fun while learning. 

I have a wonderful, supportive husband and three children. Our oldest daughter is a speech therapist, our middle daughter is currently attending school for veterinary, and our son plans on joining the military after high school. In my free time, I enjoy being at home just hanging out with my family, swimming, and playing with our dogs. I also enjoy flea markets, antique stores, sports, and church activities. 

I want to thank you, the parents, for giving us the opportunity and privilege to care for your precious children. I count it a great privilege and responsibility. If there are ever any questions or concerns about your child’s education, curriculum, or milestones I am always eager to talk to you. I look forward to watching the children grow and change over the course of the year(s).

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