Alice Casco Wallner

Alice holds a Master of Education from Loyola University Maryland. She also received the Primary Montessori diploma from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and the Early Childhood Education diploma from Asuncion, Paraguay.

She worked with children from a young age in her native country (Paraguay), worked as a volunteer in a public Montessori school in Columbia SC, taught at Rock Creek Montessori School in Silver Spring MD, Mater Amoris Montessori School of Ashton and Chesapeake Montessori School of Annapolis. She has over 10 years of experience as a Montessori teacher.

Alice lived in many countries throughout her life, giving her cultural diversity and understanding. She fluently speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. She lives in Ellicott City, MD with her husband and their two children.

Rebekah Schellin

Rebekah is a caring and responsible certified aide, recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education child-care division. Rebekah has completed her Montessori AMI Assistants Certificate for Primary with The Washington Montessori Institute - Loyola University Maryland.

She has worked with children of varying ages since she was young.

Rebekah is very patient and able to efficiently direct children to their daily activities. She has taken the First Steps in Child Care course and the First Aid and CPR courses from the American Heart Association.

Julie Schellin

Julie Schellin holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Gordon College, and has spent the last 20 years homeschooling her seven children. She enjoys working with young children and is a strong supporter of the Montessori method. She has completed all the courses required by the Maryland State Department of Education and is certified in first aid and CPR.



Children of the ages two and a half through six years learn together in our diverse community of no more than 24 students. Students enjoy gaining enthusiasm and confidence by helping and learning from one another. They blossom in an environment that encourages group cooperation blended with individual interests.

Apple Ridge Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school.