George Lucas Educational Foundation

Simone Kern

For more than a decade, Simone Kern worked in Houston Public Schools as a teacher, campus administrator, and district-level curriculum director focusing on literacy. Simone is a certified principal with a Master's of School Administration from the University of Houston. Three years ago, when Simone became temporarily disabled and had to give up working in schools, they started writing and learning to be a Montessori-at-home parent. Simone lives with their 2-year-old daughter, 5-year-old nephew, and 14-year-old niece.

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    Why Learning at Home Should Be More Self-Directed—and Less Structured

    On March 18, 2020, Simone Kern tweeted that simply “recreating schools at home” passes up a golden opportunity to engage kids in authentic, self-directed learning.