Faculty

Janet Shanahan ⋅ Director


Welcome to Mansio Montessori! I have a history spanning over 30 years with 15 years as a 3 to 6 year old classroom Directress, and the last 15 years as the Managing Director.

My Educational background in Business, coupled with my Montessori credentials, seemed to fit well with our school vision. I actively participate with the Illinois Montessori Association, and the American Montessori Society to continue the conversation in the educational world on the importance of “following the child”.

My husband, Neill, and I have three children who began their educational foundations at Mansio. They developed true confidence to find their own paths in life, and currently reside in every time zone within the US.

In my spare time, I love jetting off to visit my kids, and enjoy the art museums and theater that Chicago has to offer. I am especially thrilled to be on the journey of grandparenthood with my precious grandson!