Traditional Montessori teaching methods leading into the 21st century.

Asheville Montessori School

Ms. Monica’s Class


Monica Curwen

Lead Teacher

Ashevillian for over 20 years, I have been teaching at Asheville Montessori School for nearly 10 years. I am originally from Chicago, and spent my formative years in Nashville, TN. I moved to Asheville, NC in ’94 to pursue my love of the outdoors and to live in these beautiful mountains! I attended UNCA and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. My ... More d

Assistant Teachers


Emily Williams

Assistant Teacher

Bonjour, grüezi and hello! I’m Emily Williams, one of your trusty Assistant Teachers here at the lovely Julia Street campus. I’m a four-year transplant to Asheville, hailing from a number of places that include California (Napa), Ontario, Kentucky, Switzerland, Vermont and the UK. Through my travels and adventures I discovered my true passion- helping to guide our littlest people to their full potential! My ... More d

Rebecca Waitz

Hello, I am Becca Waitz and I am so grateful to be joining the AMS family this year. I grew up just north of Philadelphia in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. I have traveled to many places around the world and have lived in Florida, Utah, Hawaii, and now North Carolina. I moved to the mountains of Asheville this summer and have been enjoying the outdoor lifestyle ... More d