My name is Jess Yarbrough and I am thrilled and excited to be joining the Compass Wheat Ridge lower el team next year. It is an honor to have the opportunity to guide and teach your children and I cannot wait to get to know them and you all as well. A little about myself... My past studies of Education, Sociology, and Psychology set the foundations for Montessori teaching long before I discovered it to be such a great fit for me. Living in Chicago and studying at DePaul University, then moving to Nashville and completing my Integrated Studies degree at Lipscomb University, I always knew I was called to work with children. Working in a Montessori Children's House community for a few years evoked my passion for the Montessori philosophies for learning and my drive to pursue that passion in teaching. I completed my Lower Elementary certification from Montessori Education Center of the Rockies this past summer. With my practicum year of teaching completed at a Nashville Montessori school, my heart has always been drawn towards the mountains. I am happy to be moving to Denver and I am very excited to be joining the community at Compass this fall to continue my Montessori teaching passion. I am excited about all we will learn together this year in the Cypress Room.