Jane Laven was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States with her family at the age of three. She is a Texas State Certified elementary teacher grades K- 8th grade. She has a BA in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and a MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Her Montessori training is from the National Center for Montessori Education which has merged with the American Montessori Society. She has over thirty years’ experience as a classroom teacher and has taught at St. Paul’s since January 2013.