Teacher/Extended Day Head Teacher
Colleen Blumer is proud and happy to regard TNSM as her family’s favorite neighborhood since 1981. A founder and former head teacher in the (9-12) program, Colleen’s current contributions include Preprimary Teacher and Extended-Day Coordinator. She also leads a summer-long program in the Rockies for a Montessori school and organic farm.
Extensive, ongoing studies follow Colleen’s undergraduate degree in English and psychology (OSU) and a master’s degree in communication media (XU). As well as certification in Montessori education (3-6), (6-9), and (9-12), Colleen holds multi-state educator licenses in English, library/media, education of the handicapped, administration, and elementary education. During her teaching career so far, she has enjoyed teaching most subjects to learners from preschoolers to adults, in a rich variety of settings.
Colleen’s current pursuits include issues of poverty and peace, fiber arts, and the “Donate Life” organization. For fun, it’s mysteries, movies, literary classics, waterskiing, and beach-combing.