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).
Vashti M. McCulley is the Director of Youth Arts and Education for Escuela del Sol and the Harwood Art Center. She is a visual and teaching artist with teaching and arts program development experience in schools, cultural institutions, and community centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and here in Albuquerque. She designs curriculum and teaches in the Escuela del Sol Elementary Art Program, and directs the Art & Sol Afterschool Creativity Workshops, the Harwood Summer Art Programs and is a collaborator on the Harwood Art School and Creative Roots programming. She works to create learning environments that foster creativity, literacy, self-esteem, imagination skills, and community.