Kimberly Gray came to TJ in 2014, and her classroom experience encompasses more than 13 years of teaching across 3 states: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. A native of Joplin, Ms. Gray completed her Bachelor’s degree at Missouri Southern State University where she studied psychology. Her interests in child development, and the learning process led her to continue her educational career at the University of Kansas, where she earned a Master of Science in Education degree. While attending KU, Ms. Gray completed an extensive internship within a Montessori school. This Montessori influence is evident within the classroom setting where she encourages independence, and helps all children to reach their own unique potential.