Kathy has been teaching young children for over two decades. She believes that young children should be active participants in their own leaning and uses hands-on-games as the core of her thematically designed, child-centered classroom.
She holds an M.Ed. in Reading Instruction and is the co-author of eleven teacher resource books published by Teacher Created Materials. She works as a freelance author for two national reading companies and provides published assessments as a Friend of ESGI.
The rest of the team
Kathleen enjoys focusing on kindergarten kids and their needs. After a short stint teaching third grade in Wyoming, she has spent almost three decades teaching kindergarten in Idaho. She holds a National Board Certification in Early Childhood Education and a M.Ed. in Reading Instruction. She was named as the Idaho Phi Delta Kappa and Walmart Teacher of the Year for the state of Idaho and is the co-author of eleven teacher resource books that have been published by Teacher Created Materials. She is currently teaching kindergarten half-day and spending the other-half serving as a district Instructional Coach.
Lyndsey Jarman has been working with Kathy Crane all her life. That's because Kathy is her mom! Lyndsey has a passion for excellence in mathematics instruction and enjoys learning the newest in educational research and practices. After spending 10 years in the classroom, Lyndsey is now a stay at home mom with 3 little tots. She plans on pursuing her PHD in Early Childhood Education.These new perspectives, mom of a kindergartner, and doctoral candidate, have further increased her desires to provide quality, developmentally appropriate early learning activities to the educators of young children.