Janette earned her AMI 0-3 Diploma from the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota and AMS 3-6 Early Childhood Education Diploma from the St. Catherine Contemporary Montessori Program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Peace Studies from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Education degree from Loyola University Maryland. She has been involved in the Montessori Community for 25 years as a professional educator with experience working as a classroom teacher, parent educator, consultant, mentor and presenter. She has served as school administrator, school board member and a board member of the Minnesota Montessori Network. Janette, her husband Pete and daughter Lili live in Richfield. In her spare time she enjoys travel, spending time in nature, gardening, cooking and reading.