Shaun Gerson

Owner/Head of School

IMG_9570shaunShaun discovered the Montessori philosophy in 1997 at York College of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Psychology. From there, he immediately sought out Montessori education as a career and received his Elementary certification from the Center for Montessori Teacher Education (CMTE) in New York. The following summers , Shaun held the positions of a support staff member and presenter at CMTE/NY.  He spent 5 years in Baltimore, Maryland teaching in accredited Montessori schools. He has also held the role of a teacher/educator/ presenter for the Elementary program of the Montessori Teacher Training Center in Raleigh (CMTE/NC).

Shaun Gerson has over 15 years of Montessori education experience at the Elementary level.  In 2008, Shaun’s vision of a Montessori Elementary program for the children of Asheville came to fruition and he created Montessori Elementary School of Asheville (MESA).  Currently, Shaun is the Founder/Owner/Administrator/Head of School of MESA.   On his own time, he and his wife Jessica enjoy all that the mountains of Western North Carolina have to offer with their two children.