Jasmine's picture=Jasmine was born, raised and educated here in the Sunshine State. Her grandmother was a teacher for over 30 years and always impressed the importance of education on her as a child. She attended the University of Florida first as a Pschology student then finished instead with degrees in Classics and Art History. Her interest in education blends both scientific and artistic perspectives. She developed her informal skills post grad, as friends and family alike encouraged her to pursue a role in education. Using her creativity and hands on approach to teaching, she freelanced as a tutor for elementary students. Very soon after begining, she became interested specifically in Montessori education. The core practices and characteristics of a Montessori classroom remind her of the type of classroom her grandmother taught in years ago in rural North Carolina.