Asheville Montessori School

Woodfin Administration


Adrianne Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Adrianne 2Hello! My name is Adrianne. I grew up in Carrboro, North Carolina and fell in love with the mountains when I moved here to attend Warren Wilson College. I graduated in 2010 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.

Then I moved to New England for a year-long interlude and have been back in Asheville now for three years! It is such a wonderful place to be. After two years as an assistant teacher in Ms. Monica’s classroom, I have now moved into the office as the Administrative Assistant. I love seeing the children every day and I look forward to connecting with families from my new post in the office.

Marcia Whiting

Staff Training/Floater

marcia“Hi, I’m Marcia and thrilled to be a part of AMS. I was born and raised in Boston, MA. I graduated from Plymouth State University in NH with a B.S. in Elementary Ed.

After graduation, I had the opportunity to live, travel, and teach in Japan for two and a half years. My husband (of 41 years) and I have three sons and a daughter.

Thirteen years ago I had the opportunity to be Montessori trained at the Center for Montessori Education in NY. I worked as a head teacher and education director at Montessori Children’s House of Erie in PA for 6 years. I then worked as a head teacher at Montessori Children’s Community in Sewickley for four years.

For the next four years, I had the privilege of being a lead teacher at the Julia St. AMS. Now I am enjoying my role as a floater, in which I connect with all the children and fill in where the need is. I am also a continual presence in the Woodfin Kindergarten class.

I truly believe in the Montessori philosophy. It sets the foundation to become a life-long lover of learning. I welcome the challenge of bringing children to their full potential in a positive, caring environment.”