Ms. Virginia, Ms. Shelby and Ms. Grace

Virginia Taft

Shelby Adams



Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

Virginia joined the ECMCS family in 2006.  She holds a Master's Degree in Education from Plymouth State University, Bachelors Degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University, and Montessori Elementary I and Elementary II Certification from Seacoast Montessori Training Center.  Additionally, she holds a South Carolina teaching license in the area of Elementary Education and a Gifted and Talented endorsement from the College of Charleston. She is Project Read certified and OGAP Math trained in multiplicative and fractions. Virginia is from Asheville, NC and enjoys hiking, playing at the beach, reading, and spending time with her family, husband Ben, son Ryder, and daughter Winslow.   She feels blessed and honored to have found ECMCS and "the school of her dreams."


Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

Ms. Shelby earned her Bachelor's degree in Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro I’m 2015. She student-taught in a public Montessori school and has been in Montessori schools ever since. She worked as an upper elementary teacher for 3 years at James Simons Montessori. She gained her certification through Seacoast Training Center in both Elementary 1 and Elementary 2. She enjoys the beach, a good book, gardening, and playing with her dog and cat. She is very much looking forward to her new journey at East Cooper Montessori Charter School. 


Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

Ms. Grace is a Charleston native and attended ECMCS from 1st-8th grade. She graduated with a degree in Recreational Therapy from Clemson University in 2017 and moved back to Charleston soon after.  She began substitute teaching at ECMCS in January of 2018 and quickly realized her passion for education. She is very excited to be working full time with one classroom this year and becoming a more permanent member of the ECMCS family. In her spare time, Grace loves going to the beach, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family!

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