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
Juli Curtis joins Escuela as an Assistant Guide in Junior El West with Ms. Molly this school year. She grew up in upstate New York where she fell in love with the outdoors at an early age. This led her to study Ecology & Environmental Studies at Paul Smith's College of the Adirondacks. Later, she received her BS from SUNY Plattsburgh in Education with an emphasis in Science. Juli spent many years teaching swimming, snowboarding, and outdoor & environmental education. She has taught multi-age classes in both public and private schools in New York and New Mexico for the past 13 years. Juli lives in Albuquerque with her partner and their two cats, two dogs, and many fish. She enjoys anything that gets her outdoors, reading, music, art, and gardening.