Ursula is originally from Cologne, Germany and after moving to England and Switzerland she moved to the US to further pursue her career in hotel management. While there she met her husband Drew, and they have moved several times for Drew's career in hotel management. While they were living in the Caribbean island of Aruba, their children Lily and Henry became introduced to Montessori by attending the International Montessori School on the island.
Ursula became convinced that Montessori was the perfect educational structure for their family. Drew likes to joke that their house in Aruba slowly but surely turned into a big Montessori classroom.
Before moving to Orlando late last year, the Carnahans lived in San Antonio, Texas where the children attended their second Montessori school. During this time Ursula obtained a certificate in fundamental Montessori education from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. In 2016, her children joined our school and Ursula became a substitute in the primary classrooms.
Ursula and her family are all avid readers, and thoroughly enjoy the pursuit of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, bird watching, and bicycling.