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).
Jr. Elementary West
Cristina Sessa has worked at Escuela since 1990. She has a liberal arts degree in Early Childhood Development and is Lower El AMS certified. Through the years she has been involved with Escuela's goal of excellence in teaching children; she strives to make sure that each child develops his own sense of discovery and love of learning. Ms. Cristina headed our CEI reading lab for two years before returning to the classroom in 2016. Raised in the North Valley, Ms. Cristina is a native New Mexican. Her hobbies include walking, biking, dancing, and spending time with her husband, dog, and family.