Janette serves as an Education Support Specialist and Full-Time Independent Study Teacher. She joined the Da Vinci team as a founding teacher and has been teaching in constructivist programs with a focus on emotional and social intelligences since 1995. Janette grew up in Ohio, lived in the Boston area for 10 years, graduating from MIT with a B.S. in Life Science and has been in California since 1991. Her life is filled with three adult children and two dogs. She enjoys reading, cooking and learning new things. Janette looks forward to working in partnership with students, families and staff to create a connected community focused on personalized hands-on, minds-on learning.