Escuela's teachers combine excellent training, strong academic qualifications and experience with warmth, openness, and a strong respect for children and their parents. Our lead teachers have their Montessori training through either the American Montessori Society (AMS) or the Association Montessori International (AMI).
Barney Lopez is our coach for the 2012-2013 school year. He has been with Escuela several years - as Extended Care teacher in the Elementary program, a summer as a teaching artist at Harwood Art Camp, and two years assisting Ms. Emily in the White Room. Barney is also a director, playwright, actor and improviser, having graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Theatre in 2009. He has been teaching theatre to children across the city for many years, and has been teaching adults improv for several years. As Education/Outreach Director for Blackout Theatre Company, Barney manages The Black Board, a newly expanded theatre education program at The Box Performance Space & The Harwood Art Center.