Interim Head of School Announcement

Due to significant growth and strategic initiatives for the future, Adeline Montessori School has announced a reorganization of its Administrative team.

Emily Rodriguez, Founder of Adeline Montessori School and President of the Board of Directors, has accepted the role of Director of Operations while she completes her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in order to fully commit to the position as Head of School in the future. Bill Walsh, Vice President, has accepted the position of Interim Head of School. Bill has been a presence at AMS since the beginning and is thrilled to be taking on this role as the school grows.

Meet Our Administrative Team


Bill Walsh attended Montessori as a child and has over 24 years of experience in leadership and management of successful Montessori Schools. He is currently the President of the Wisconsin Montessori Association and his creativity and relentless efforts have resulted in accessible high-quality Montessori education in multiple locations in Wisconsin. AMS has been intentionally structured to allow teachers to focus on their central mission: helping students reach their full potential with no arbitrary limits or expectations on what any student can achieve in any subject. The underpinnings of what some call “gifted & talented” curricula are embedded in all lessons, every day.


Emily Rodriguez began her Montessori education at the age of 2 ½. Emily launched Adeline Montessori to honor her grandmother, Adeline, who opened one of the first Montessori schools in Wisconsin in the 1960s. She is currently working to complete her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership through UW-Milwaukee. Emily was an Elementary I (Grades 1-3) Lead teacher for 5 years and enjoys helping all students reach their maximum potential. She believes that high-quality Montessori education should be accessible to all children and families regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or Special Education needs.


Ashley Steurer remains the Program Director with 10 years of experience in Montessori schools. While at Xavier, she received her Bachelor of Science in Montessori Education and obtained her MACTE-AMS Primary (Preschool/ Kindergarten) certification. She received her MACTE-AMS Elementary I (Grades 1-3) and MACTE-AMS Elementary II (Grades 4-6) Montessori Certification from Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Nebraska. Ashley also has her Orton-Gillingham Licensure to assist students with dyslexia or other reading challenges. She is also a co-director and teacher trainer at Oaks Montessori Teacher Education.


Michelle Krauska completes the Administrative team as the Admissions Director with over 20 years of experience in promoting Montessori education and providing parent education about the many benefits to children and families. Michelle is a graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Journalism and a Master's degree in Public Health/Community Health Education.