Jana Morgan Herman
Jana has worked in Montessori classrooms for over twenty six years, first as a parent and substitute, then as a studio teacher. Jana is a Montessori certified teacher and teacher trainer for four MACTE Montessori teacher trainer programs in the United States and Asia. She holds a BA in English literature and a Master’s in Montessori Education from St. Catherine University and Indiana teaching license for K-3, with a reading specialist endorsement. She holds additional certifications in infant/toddler development, MACAR (Montessori Applied to Children at Risk), Musikgarten, Brain Gym, and is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She is a Montessori graduate student research adviser for St. Catherine University, a teaching practicum adviser for Western Governor’s University, and field consultant for Montessori teacher training organizations. She is the co-founder and Vice President of the Kentucky Montessori Alliance, a non-profit advocacy group for Montessori schools in Kentucky. She truly enjoys presenting at regional and national Montessori conferences and teacher training. Jana has two daughters, Sarah and Sadie, who attended and graduated from Community Montessori School. Sarah completed RIE Foundations and is a Guide at the Community Nurtury (a RIE inspired infant care program) and Sadie graduated from IU Southeast with a business degree in December. Her husband, Kyle, holds Montessori certification and is a teen adviser at Community Montessori. Her articles have been published by Montessori Life and Montessori Leadership. Her hobbies include research, traveling, and camping.