Degree(s)M.F.A, Washington University A.M.S. Diploma, Missouri Montessori Teacher Education Program (ages 3-6 years) B.S., University of Massachusetts
Helene Behrend, Preschool teacher, was born and raised north of Boston. After earning her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1996, she had the opportunity to travel through Europe for one year. Upon her return, she attended Washington University, where she earned her master's degree. Starting her teaching career in St. Louis in 1999 at Whitfield School, teaching art and science to multiple grade levels, Helene made St. Louis her home. While taking time off from her teaching career to start a family, Helene earned her American Montessori Society certificate through the Missouri Montessori Teacher Education Program (MOMTEP) to become certified to teach children ages three to six years.