Degrees and Certifications:

•Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education •ESL Licensure

Ms. Jane Ward

Although new to Wellstone, Jane Ward is not new to the field of education. The professional, who is fluent in Spanish, has been a teacher for over 20 years in various settings throughout the metro and in Costa Rica and joins the Wellstone team as a 1/2 grade educator. When in South America, Jane taught English, World Geography, and IB and a Dual Immersion school. Ms. Ward received her undergraduate degree from Saint Cloud State University and her ESL Licensure from the University of Minnesota. The educator is near completion of her Master’s Degree in Second Languages and Cultures.

When not at Wellstone, the educator loves to spend time with her family and friends, relax at her family’s cabin in northern Minnesota, travel across the United States and throughout the world, read a variety of genres, garden, mountain bike and paddleboard.

Jane has lived in the Twin Cities and Costa Rica. Although the educator and her family loves Minnesota, their sites are set on remodeling a van while touring the country and mountain biking and hiking. A move to Costa Rica permanently is also on the horizon.

A quote that guides Jane in her personal life and professional practice is, “Not all those who wander are lost.” by J.R.R. Tolkien.