Born in Moldova, Dmitry immigrated to Israel with his family when he was 9 years old. He earned his B.A. in Literature, M.A. in Philosophy, and his teaching certification at the University of Tel Aviv. During his studies he learned about Maria Montessori and her method, and co-founded a progressive school in Israel. Dmitry earned his AMI Elementary diploma at the Montessori Training Center Northeast in Hartford, CT, USA. Dmitry is married and a father of three children.