Cassie (Miss Cassie) earned her B.A. in Biology and Wildlife Ecology Research as well as Management with a Captive Wildlife minor from the University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point in December 2014. After graduating, she interned at Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin and at the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota. While there, she gained a passion for education. In the fall of 2015, she gratefully started working at St. John the Baptist in after school care. As the school was changing into a Montessori school, Cassie fell in love with its method and its practices and joined the school full-time working in before care, after care, and as the Children’s House Assistant. Cassie then completed the AMI Assistants course for Assistants to Infancy at the Montessori Institute of North Texas. After spending two years as an assistant in the Toddler Community, she was excited to take on the role of Toddler Guide in 2019. Cassie feels very blessed to be growing in the ways of Montessori with St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School year after year.
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.