Asheville Montessori School
Ms. Monica's Class
Monica Curwen – Lead Teacher “Hola! I am Monica Curwen. Originally from Chicago, I spent my formative years in Nashville, TN. I have lived in Asheville since 94’ and know that I am at home in the mountains! After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a BA in Spanish in 2000 and settling in town to begin a family, my love for teaching was kindled about 4 years ago. While my son was attending the Julia Street location, I discovered quickly how much the Montessori method both inspired my child’s love for learning and awakened my love of teaching. I then began teaching Spanish at Asheville Montessori School while working towards my full Montessori accreditation. I now live in North Asheville with my husband and two sons. We are an extremely active family; whether hiking, camping, running or cycling, we are constantly in motion and at play! I look forward to working, playing, and sharing the joy of learning with your children.”
Katie Anderson – My name is Katie Anderson and I’m so happy to be a part of the AMS family. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida but spent many family vacations in Western North Carolina. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a major in history and a – My name is Katie Anderson and I’m so happy to be a part of the AMS family. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida but spent many family vacations in Western North Carolina. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a major in history and a minor in art history. After graduation, I spent a year working with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at an inner city after school program in St. Louis, MO. It was a very rewarding, eye-opening and humbling experience. I moved back to Florida and began working at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless as an assistant in the children’s department. I made my way to North Carolina in the spring of 2012 to work at Full Sun Farm for the season. After spending a summer in Asheville I decided to make this place home.
I thoroughly enjoy the daily interaction I have with the children at school, and playing a part in their most precious formative years. They amaze me everyday. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to me. My interests include, hiking, growing food, reading, watching documentaries and trying out new vegetarian recipes.
Savanna DeLuca – Savanna DeLuca grew up in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida and has recently moved to Asheville, drawn by the beautiful NC Mountains and friendly culture. She loves nature and exploring the secrets it holds throughout the world. While working toward her BA at the University of South Florida Savanna also took a few breaks to travel and has visited 14 countries through Europe, Asia and South America. Aside from teaching and learning from children, she enjoys spending time outdoors, loves practicing and teaching yoga, painting, and reading. She is looking forward to her first fabulous year at the Asheville Montessori School!