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).
Primary - Yellow Room
After graduating from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Environmental Conservation, Lisa Pearl began teaching environmental education and service learning in the summer months and skiing at Taos Ski Valley in the winter months. Her passion for nature, adventure, and experiential learning led her to Montessori education. Lisa came to Escuela in 2002 after finishing her AMI Montessori training for ages 3 - 6 at the Montessori Institute of San Diego (MISD) in La Jolla, California. Since that time Lisa has taught and supported Escuela students from Primary through Senior Elementary. She is thrilled to be back in the Yellow Room as the lead teacher, where she began her Journey at Escuela over a decade ago.