Our Staff

​​Ayize Sabater, ​MDiv, Co-Founder & Manager

A dynamic social entrepreneur, community organizer and educator with over twenty years of community building experience, Ayize Sabater brings that passion to NM Consulting.  He is the co-founder of several community-based institutions, including an independent Black school, a chain of live food vegetarian restaurants, community-based non-profit organizations  and a Montessori Public Charter school.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Morehouse College, and later completed graduate studies at Wesley Theological Seminary.  He has been at the forefront of community activism in Washington, DC and has lectured widely on community development, cultural empowerment, educational transformation, wholistic health and other topics. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Urban Edcuational Leadership.

Rhonda Lucas-Sabater, ​MEd, Co-Founder & Partner

As a co-founder and partner at NM Consulting, Guyanese-born Rhonda brings her passion for children and commitment to authentic Montessori practice to the table.  She is the founder of a licensed home child care center in Maryland as well as co-founder of a Montessori Public Charter school in Washington, DC.  She graduated from the University of the District of Columbia and later completed graduate studies at Loyola University in Maryland, receiving a Masters of Education degree in Montessori Education.  She holds four Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)  certificates: Assistants to Infancy (0-3), Primary (3-6) and Elementary (6-12), Orientation to Adolescence (12-18) and has worked as a Primary, A to I and Elementary Montessori guide in both private and public schools as well as an after-school program director.