Janet Kretschmer, Founder, Primary, and Art


Janet Kretschmer, Founder, Primary, and Art

Janet Kretschmer began her teaching career in East Los Angeles. After staying home for a few years with her children, she became a classroom teacher at the School in Rose Valley in Moylan, Pennsylvania. A move to Oxford brought her to Miami University’s McGuffey Laboratory School where she was a teacher until its closing in June of 1983. That year she became part of an effort to open a new school to carry on the McGuffey experience and was asked to become the founding head of McGuffey Foundation School. After a very busy summer for a large group of talented and dedicated families, McGuffey opened right in time for the 1983-84 school year. In June of 2005 she “retired” from the position of Head of School to became “just” a teacher until 2010. She is now a beloved volunteer in the Primary and Art rooms.

Janet has three grown children and all six of her grandchildren currently attend McGuffey!

B.S., Elementary Education plus Art certification, California State College
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Miami University

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