Welcome! My name is Jean Marie Kermode.
Why I Can Help You
For as long as I can remember, I have loved being a part of the growth of children. I know the joy of growing up in a beautiful home that nurtured my whole person, mind, body and soul. I want to help cultivate that same joy in as many children as possible.
My first “career” was as the oldest daughter in a family of 9, which prepared me well for my life’s passion. After many years of tutoring, nannying, assisting in a pre-school/daycare, and teaching piano and swimming lessons, I discovered the Montessori method of education. I received my Master’s degree in Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland and my Association Montessori Internationale Primary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. I also received my Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Teaching Certificate.
During my education I trained rigorously in the philosophy of Maria Montessori, in the science of child development, and in the practice of observation. I began working in a pre-school, and quickly realized that I care deeply about spreading the Montessori message as far and wide as possible. My friends with children asked me questions about Montessori and I found myself leaving them many detailed and enthusiastic messages.
How I Can Help You
I now combine my love for children, my passion for the human person, and the wisdom I received from my experience and education, to help parents and teachers incorporate the Montessori method in their homes and classrooms.
That means you! I would love to work with you to nurture the development of the children in your care. I will answer your questions in down-to-earth detail, remaining faithful to authentic Montessori philosophy.
If you’re interested, you can sign up for a free, 15-minute preliminary call, and we can chat about all your questions and how I can best help you.
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Thanks so much for swinging by. I look forward to working with you.