Full Time Classroom Teachers:
Amanda opened Peace Rose Montessori in August 2011. She is originally from Seattle and attended Belmont University, where she received her Montessori certification from AMS. She lives with her husband Brad, four children, one dog, and two cats in the school neighborhood. Her daughter is enrolled in the PRM Upper Elementary Program.
Julie is a native to the Wilmington area. She attended NCSU and returned to Wilmington with her husband David after the birth of their first child. Julie is mother to three kids, two of whom are enrolled in PRM's Lower and Upper Elementary programs. Julie has served families in many different ways, as court advocate and social worker, through volunteer work, as a doula, and now as a Co-Director at PRM.
Sue is an AMS certified Primary Montessori teacher and has been working with children ranging in age from infant through 12 years old for the past 16 years. She has worked as a Lead Primary Montessori teacher, an aftercare director in a Montessori school and a caregiver for infant and toddler aged children as well. Her daughter is enrolled in the PRM Lower Elementary class.
Constance graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Early Childhood Development (ZS). She has experience teaching in both public, and private schools in the Metro-Detroit area. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Constance recently moved to Wilmington, NC in June 2019 with her husband, Dana.
Sarah moved to Wilmington in 2006 and graduated from UNCW in 2011 with a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Elementary Education. Sarah is passionate about the environment and all things natural. She lives in the school neighborhood with her partner Austin, four year old daughter and two cats.
Kendra is a NAMC certified Montessori toddler teacher and NC Early Childhood Credential Certified Educator. She has experience working with children ranging from their first breaths of infancy through 12 years old. Her daughters are enrolled in the Toddler and Primary programs.
Robin has been with Peace Rose since 2015 in many capacities- aftercare teacher, art teacher, and now Primary co-teacher. She received her Montessori primary certification from NAMC in 2017. She is the mom of two busy boys and spends her time painting, creating, singing, and enjoying the natural wonders of our beautiful town.
Aftercare & Specials Teachers
Originally from Hickory, NC, Danielle has been in Wilmington for 19 years. She lives with her son, her dog, and her cat and loves being outside and on the water. Her son is enrolled in the Upper Elementary program.
Kathryn studied education at UNCW and herbalism at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism. She loves working with people and helping them discover the joys of being outside and working with the amazing power of plants. She has been teaching and facilitating herbal and outdoor awareness classes for the last 10 years, and teaches with Nature Connect NC in addition to her work at PRM. Her daughter is enrolled in the PRM Primary classroom.
Emily McNamara earned her JD from Catholic University of America, her BA in psychology from Wake Forest University, and is a mother of four children. Prior to practicing family and criminal law, she established and taught at an intimate private school and spent many years tutoring math, science and test preparation. Her son is enrolled in the PRM Primary classroom.
Memi is a native of Kannapolis, NC and has lived here on the coast for five years. She attended UNCC and received her BS in dance. She has always had a passion for teaching, helping and encouraging others. She has worked as a teacher's assistant in Rowan Co. schools, a dance instructor, a yoga instructor, and as a Carolina Panther's Top Cat Cheerleader. Her daughter is enrolled in the Lower Elementary program at PRM.
Kendra studied at Wingate University as a Music Performance major focusing on Operatic productions and children’s music education. She spent 9 years as a member of the Girls Choir of Wilmington and 3 years as a section leader teaching ages 7-12. She also conducted a music camp at the Tutuzela Children’s Orphanage in Alexandria, South Africa in 2010.
Rachael Goolsby earned her BFA in Dance + Choreography from VCU in 2002. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. n Wilmington she dances and serves on the board of Alban Elved, as well as works with The Dance Cooperative. As a yoga instructor she leads retreats, teacher trainings, workshops and weekly classes. She enjoys her beach life with her husband and two daughters, who are enrolled in the PRM Upper Elementary classroom.