Anna Discenzo
Lead Upper Elementary Teacher

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Education: BA in French from UNC, Asheville, AMI Elementary Certificate from the Washington Montessori Institute

How did you learn about Montessori? 
I learned about Montessori as a child at MCDC (Arbor’s former name) when my family became friends with the Sherrill family. As a college student, I observed in Gloria’s lower elementary class at Arbor and knew that I had to become a Montessori guide.

What are three things you can’t live without? 
Books, knitting and my family.

What’s been your favorite trip? 
Living in Montpellier, France for a year as a student.

What’s your favorite quote?
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  —Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry