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Internationally known teacher joins Mountain Shadows


August 7, 2019

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Joni Perry, new Mountain Shadows elementary teacher, organizes artifacts from around the world for her new classroom.

Mountain Shadows Montessori School in Boulder is honored to announce that Joni Perry will be joining their teaching team in the 2019-20 school year.  Perry is known both nationally and internationally for her passion, expertise, and creativity in working with elementary children.  Perry has over 20 years’ experience and has spoken around the world at professional conferences.  She holds her AMI Elementary certificate as well as a K-12 Art Credential, uniting two of her passions—art and supporting elementary children in their journey to becoming their highest and best selves.  

When asked to describe herself, Perry said, “I am an educator, a guide, a teacher, an art lover, but mostly I am a learner.”  This lifelong learner mindset is what makes Perry such an amazing fit with the Mountain Shadows community.  

Perry is relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited about exploring Boulder and having the opportunity to be part of the Mountain Shadows community. Perry arrived in Colorado in mid-July before leaving for a conference speaking engagement in England.  She will be back on August 5 to meet with the other staff and to prepare for the start of school on August 15. 

Perry is offering a special presentation entitled “The Mind of the Elementary Child” to be held at Mountain Shadows on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6-7:30pm. The public is welcome to attend this free event. Mountain Shadows is located at 4154 63rd Street, Boulder on the southeast corner of 63rd and Jay.


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