Mrs. Jane Duffey
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Jane Duffey has been a Montessori Teacher for 15 years. She taught as a Substitute Teacher with the Deer Valley Unified School District for 7 years. She holds two Montessori Certificates. One from the International Montessori Institute in 1992 and one from the American Montessori Society in 2012. Mrs. Duffey has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development with a concentration in Family Studies. She holds an Arizona State Certified Elementary Public School Teaching Certificate with an Early Childhood Endorsement. She additionally holds a Highly Qualified Status with the Arizona State Department of Education. She has certification for the Structured English Immersion.
Jane had taught in Orange County for 7 years in the Montessori Community before moving to Arizona in 1998 with her family. Her first four years as a Montessori Teacher in Arizona were in the West Valley in the cities of Surprise and Peoria. She and her husband moved to the East Valley in 2012, where she worked as a Montessori Teacher in the city of Gilbert.
Jane has a passion for growing the Montessori philosophy in the East Valley through the Jordan Center with the Mesa Public School District. She looks forward to bringing this beautiful educational environment to the children in her classroom.
Jane held the position of Lead Montessori teacher at the Jordan Center for Childhood Education for the academic school years of 2013-2017 in a 3-6 year old Montessori classroom in the Mesa School District.
Jane moved to Barbara Bush Elementary School as the Montessori K-1 teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. You may email any inquiries by clicking on the email link listed at the top of this letter. The classroom phone number is 480-472-8509.
She looks forward to this school year with a new community of learners in the Montessori environment!