About MSR

Faculty and Staff

Dedicated. Engaged. Connected.

Each of our lead teachers is a trained Montessori educator. Almost all have been certified by one of the nation's American Montessori Society-accredited training centers, holds a Bachelor's degree, and most have further educational training or a Master's degree. Classrooms are staffed with at least one Assistant, many of whom also have a Bachelor's, Master's or other advanced degrees, or are completing their Montessori certification. All teachers are also self-directed learners who continue to learn through workshops, classes, and special events.

Dr. Amanda Walker, Interim Head of School at Montessori School of Ruston

Dr. Amanda Walker is our Head of School at Montessori School of Ruston. She has been employed at the school since the fall of 2018, serving first in the lower elementary classroom before joining the administrative staff. In addition to having completed all the requirements for the Administration credential from the American Montessori Society, she holds both a B.A. and an M.A.T. in the education field from Louisiana College, and an Ed.D from Baylor University. Before coming to MSR, she taught at the high school and college levels. Dr. Walker was drawn to Montessori education when she studied the Montessori method in a graduate class and then did classroom observations at our school when her oldest child was an infant. Her two children, Levi and Emily, now attend our school. She grew up in the area and enjoys being near her extended family, most of whom live in the area. She loves spending time in nature and is a self-proclaimed “foodie.” Dr. Walker believes that children who are inspired by the beauty and intricacies of our world will organically become life-long lovers of learning.

Toddler Team

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Primary Team

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Elementary Team

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Upper Elementary & Middle School

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  • Amanda Serio

    Teacher, Fourth through Eighth Grades
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Montessori School of Ruston is an accredited Montessori school serving children from toddler through 8th grade and has a 34-year track record of inspiring amazing work.