Background

First and foremost, Jessica is a Montessori-homeschooling mom with a long history of using the Montessori method with children of all ages. Her family’s Montessori journey can be found at Montessori Trails.

She also has the following Montessori-related training and experience:

+AMI Primary Montessori Training & Certification – St. Paul, MN
ages 3-6, applicable to ages 2-7
+AMI Elementary Montessori Training – Milwaukee, WI
ages 6-12, applicable to ages 5-14+
+Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Formation
3 levels: ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12
Montessori-based faith formation experience
+Godly Play (upcoming)
Loosely Montessori-based faith formation

+Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Leader
(can lead courses for catechists who will teach the children)
+Montessori Family Daycare and Tutoring
Montessori experience for children aged 0-12
+Establishment of several CGS atrium spaces – 4 locations personally; support of additional locations
-Continue to mentor catechists
-Current catechist for levels 1, 2 and 3 at home, local parish and a Montessori school
+Substitute at various Montessori schools – elementary, primary, infant/toddler
AMS, AMI, other affiliation
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky
+Multiple capacities at one AMI Montessori school
Aide, substitute directress, summer camp, office assistant and leadership, library re-organization; etc.
+Currently operates a Montessori Homeschool Co-Op while Montessori homeschooling and mentoring Keys of the Universe participants
+Additional Observation at AMI and AMS Montessori schools at infancy/toddler, primary and elementary
+Student Teaching in AMI Montessori classrooms

She can also be found at Garden of Francis, the family’s original business – run by Jessica and son.