Superb Substitute Teacher: Jean Kassen
Jean is a retired teacher from Shawnee with more than 38 years’ experience in traditional and Montessori programs, hoping for opportunities to continue Montessori possibilities like this one with Ms. Natalie. She spent 14 years in Montessori itself and another 13 in modified Montessori classrooms including kindergarten levels. Jean's travels have taken her from Kansas City to Saipan, CMI, in the Pacific, Topeka, Missouri, Florida, and Minnesota, where she has taught in and out of Montessori systems. She has subbed at Little Sprouts since 2014 when occasions arose.
When she is not at school, she is likely visiting her 92-year-old mother whom she sees daily.