Erica Berwanger has an Association Montessori Internationale diploma in Primary education from the Houston Montessori Institute, a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Literature from Stephen F. Austin State University, and has begun training in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Before Montessori became her “little v” vocation, she spent three years working for Catholic parishes as a communications director, as well as several years doing international Catholic missions. Her devotion to the Catholic faith and love of the Saints aids in both her teaching and spiritual life.


When not working on projects around their home, Erica and her husband, Mark, travel to see family in Cincinnati or spend time locally with their numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoys reading, striving to be a true homemaker, playing with her dog (Betsy), and dreaming about a homestead lifestyle.


"Only the child can guide us, and he can do so only after we have prepared our inner selves to follow him. He will then lead us from nothingness to the beginning, and from the beginning to the development that follows." – Maria Montessori, The Education of the Individual, The NAMTA Journal