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).
Tanesia Hale-Jones taught in the Junior Elementary program for two years before joining Senior El in 2009. She has a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Loyola University New Orleans, an M.F.A. in Poetry and Poetics from San Francisco State University, and earned AMS Montessori certification from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, CO. Tanesia has taught children and adults writing, editing, and poetry for many years and enjoys sharing her knowledge with the Senior Elementary students. Her son, Harlow, has been an Escuela student since 2007.