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 Moss is the Director of Youth Arts for Escuela and the Harwood Art Center. She teaches our Elementary art classes and is currently developing our Art & Sol out-of-school-time programs. Ms. Vashti is a visual and teaching artist who comes to Escuela with over 10 years teaching experience in schools, cultural institutions, and community centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and here in Albuquerque. Ms. Vashti embraces the philosophy of ‘each one teach one' in all of her work, inspiring students to practice what they learn through teaching others and working on collaboration with their peers. She creates learning environments that foster literacy, self-esteem, imagination skills, and community. Students come away from our art classes having participated in a culture of imagination, creativity, and kindness.