Kathleen O’Donnell (Primary Teacher)

O'DonnellThe daughter of a Naval officer, who was a pilot and a linguist, Kathleen O’Donnell grew up living and traveling in North, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Northern Africa. Her roots are to be found on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where her family has a farm on one of the tributaries of the Chesapeake. She has been a resident of Virginia since 2003.She holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Washington College, Chestertown, MD, a Master’s degree in Education from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD, and an international certificate from the Association Montessori Internationale.With a career in service of children Ms. O’Donnell has worked as a high school and preschool teacher, fundraiser and advocate for a residential special education program and a liberal arts college, program director for Teach For America, and nanny for four children to fund grad school.A Primary Montessori directress/guide since 2000, she taught in Maryland and Virginia for ten years before owning and running a small private school. She has been part of the APS Montessori program at the Primary level working with three- to six-year-olds since 2012.