Although Mary Jane is an American, she and her husband taught in Asia for the majority of their teaching career. Mary Jane earned a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. As an international educator she taught preschool in Germany, Hong Kong, the USA and Hanoi. Mary Jane and her husband are founding members of Concordia and have been with the school since April 2011.
At the heart of Mary Jane's teaching is her passion for engaging children's minds in the learning process using inquiry and project work. Throughout her career, she has shared this approach with many teachers.