Kathleen Flanagan holds a Montessori Elementary I-II credential and a California State Special Education credential, has completed coursework for a California State Multiple Subjects credential, and is in the process of completing the Montessori Secondary I-II Training. Over the last 25 years, she has taught in a variety of settings, including both public and private Montessori schools, and has worked with every age group from preschool to college. A parent of two adult sons (and step-parent of a third), she discovered Montessori when her children were ready for preschool, and found a resonance in Montessori philosophy that she had not felt in other environments.
Kathleen is excited to have returned to Montessori Family School (she worked as part of the UE team several years ago) and is especially glad to be working with adolescents again, this time in a Montessori environment designed to meet their developmental needs. The particular challenges adolescents face in our society, and the natural gifts they bring to the world, give them a special place in her heart.
When she is not working with other people’s children, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her own family, hiking with her dog (a delightfully well-behaved Chinook named Ravi) and playing horn in several local community wind ensembles. An accomplished musician, she has also taught recorder, is teaching herself guitar (slowly), and last summer, with the Yolo Community Band, debuted at Carnegie Hall.