Administration

Headmaster

After his retirement from the Army in 1997 with the rank of lieutenant colonel, John joined the Montessori School in Camden and was an adjunct professor of history at Coker College, South Carolina. In 2004 he moved abroad where he was Dean of the Apollo Institute of Health Sciences in Hyderabad, India, Principal of Eton Academy, a bilingual Montessori school in Beijing, China, and Director of Operations of the Montessori Foundation and the International Montessori Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) and has served as a member of the boards of directors of First Steps of Kershaw County, the Kershaw County Historical Society, and was a founding member of the South Carolina Montessori Alliance (SCMA). He also serves as an On-Site Visitor for the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and is Program Director for the Administration Course offered by the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS). In 2016 Dr. Moncure was recognized with the MACTE "Wisdom of the Elders" award. John has authored three books and numerous articles, graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and holds a Ph.D. in European history from Cornell University. He resides in Camden, South Carolina.

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Leonarta Silcott

Administrative Assistant

Leonarta Silcott was born and raised in East Saint Louis, Illinois. She has over 21 years of dedicated service in The Early Education field in ranging from teacher, director to child care owner/operator. Leonarta moved to Elgin, South Carolina June 2012 where she resides with her husband and son. She studied in Early Childhood Education at Southwestern Illinois College and has completed the Montessori paraprofessional course.

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Krista Gurley Adams

Receptionist

Krista Adams, Receptionist, joined the staff in April 2019 after spending ten years in the customer service and administrative field. Born in Florida and raised in East Tennessee, Krista has lived in Camden for the last 27 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and four children, Zack, Emily, Bailee, and 6-year-old Laycee, who bridges in June from Primary to Lower Elementary.

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Headmaster: Dr. John Moncure

​Telephone: ​803-432-6828

Fax: 803-432-6422
Email: admin-assist@montessori-camden.com

2 Montessori Way, Camden, South Carolina 29020