Cassie (Miss Cassie) earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Wildlife Ecology Research and Management with a Captive Wildlife minor from the University of Wisconsin: Steven’s Point in December of 2014. After graduating, she interned at Wildlife Center in Minocqua, WI, and at the American Bear Center in Ely, MN. While there, she gained a passion for education. In the fall of 2015, she gratefully started working at St. John the Baptist in the Aftercare Program. As the school started evolving into a Montessori community, Cassie fell in love with the method and its practices and joined the school full-time working in before care, after care, and as the Children’s House Assistant. Cassie completed the AMI Assistants course for Assistants to Infancy at the Montessori Institute of North Texas in 2017. After spending two years as an assistant in the Toddler Community she is now the Toddler Guide. She spent the past two summers at Montessori Training Center Northeast in Hartford, CT, completing the Assistants to Infancy training course to become an AMI certified Guide. Cassie feels very blessed to be growing in the ways of Montessori with Saint John the Baptist.
Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Favorite Outside-of-Work Activity: Crafting and being outside
Favorite Children’s Book: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
Favorite Place in Minnesota: Ely or the North Shore
Qualities Your Favorite Teacher Possessed: My favorite teacher was kind, caring, funny, passionate, had lots of energy and loved everyone.