Carolee’s educational credentials include Masters of Education from University of Iowa, National Lewis University 3-6 year (primary) Montessori Certificate, and Infant /Toddler Montessori Certificate. She taught first and second grade in a public school, before starting Mansio Mens Montessori School (Geneva, Il), where she spent 14 years as Head of School, She worked for Parents as Teachers and for Hope Montessori Foundation (St. Louis, MO). She was the Head of School (Church of the Cross early education program in Bluffton, SC, which later transformed into May River Montessori..
Carolee gathered enough experience and education from Frostig School in California and Newell Kephart (Purdue University), plus other pioneers in Learning Disabilities programs, to start two public school Special Education Programs. Her degrees were granted in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. She has had over 52 years of experience in the field of education.