John Moncure

Office: Camden City Council
Status: Challenger
Party Affiliation:
City: Camden

John Moncure serves as Headmaster of the Montessori School of Camden, a position he held previously from 1998 to 2004. He was born in Victoria, Texas, attended The Citadel, and graduated from West Point in 1972. During his military career he served in cavalry regiments in Germany and Texas, and held teaching positions at West Point, Davidson College, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the French Cavalry School in Saumur, France. 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. He was also president of the Board of Directors of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) from 2000 to 2005, and 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). In 2004 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. Upon his return to the United States and the school, he re-joined the Kershaw County Historical Society and served as its President from 2014 to 2015. He was also re-elected to the Board of MEPI and served as president until 2015. In 2016 he was appointed to the MEPI Board again, and now serves as Vice President. John joined the Board of Directors if United Way of Kershaw County in 2016. He is also an On-Site Visitor for the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). 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.