Peace Rose Montessori at Whitney Ranch was founded by Ashly Henderson, who is the Directress and Lead Teacher at the school. Ashly has taught Preschool and Kindergarten extensively in Northern California beginning in 2002. She left teaching in 2012, after relocating from the Bay Area and accepted a position outside of teaching. Ashly felt unfulfilled and longed to return to the classroom.
After the birth of her daughter and touring various schools in Placer County for her daughter to attend, it was no surprise that Peace Rose Montessori was born. Ashly wanted to create the perfect environment for her daughter and all children in the community. Ashly prides her school on safety, love and acceptance, all while providing the best education possible.
Ashly holds an American Montessori Credential (AMS) and has trained under Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certified teachers. Furthermore, she has taught in traditional schools prior to discovering her love and passion for Montessori education.
Peace Rose Montessori would not be complete without Ms. Sharon. She is a staple of the program and assists with anything and everything in the classroom. She especially loves cooking with and reading to the children. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who holds extensive experience in working with children and families. She is an education enthusiast and has gained vast knowledge of the Montessori Method by playing an active role in her granddaughter’s education and observing and assisting her daughter in the Montessori classroom over the years. She loves seeing the children’s transformation in a Montessori classroom and how it brings the desire to learn, ability to concentrate, calmness, joy and precocity.