Jan completed her Bachelor's and M. Ed. in Elementary Education at the University of Florida and went on to teach 3rd through 8th grades at both public and private schools in Seminole County. She is currently serving as an instructional coach with Orange County Public Schools.
Jan recommends a balanced approach to education that provides opportunities for hands-on and "delight-driven" learning. The mother of two encourages parents to keep long-term goals for their children in mind while making educational decisions. These goals might include a great sense of self and a lifelong love for learning in addition to a strong academic foundation.
Her approach to integrates the traditional subject areas and focuses on life learning, great literature, and unit studies.