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).
Rita Francois has been teaching in the Toddler Program at Escuela since 1999. She has an Early Childhood associate degree from NMSU, is married to a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, and has two grown children. Her daughter Jennifer is stationed at an Air Force base in Germany and her son, Jamaine, lives here in ABQ. She is the proud grandmother of six grandchildren and feels blessed to call Escuela her family.