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Janet Applegate

3's Class Lead Teacher

Ms. Janet has been teaching at St Mark's for over 20 years. She has a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education, and a Master of Education in Educational Psychology. Before coming to St Mark's, Ms. Janet taught third and fifth grades in the Houston Independent School District, as well as kindergarten on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.

Ms. Janet began teaching at St. Mark's when her two sons, now adults, attended the school. Her teaching philosophy is that children learn through play--that play is a child's "work." She loves to watch the children blossom during the nine months the children spend in her welcoming, stimulating, and fun classroom.

Ms. Janet is the Lead Teacher for one of our 3's classes. She also teaches after school enrichment classes. Ms Janet says she loves "the people--children, families, and staff make St Mark's a great place to be!"

Ms. Janet has a Lifetime Elementary Texas Teaching Certificate with Early Childhood Certification from the State Board of Eduction as well as Lifetime Texas Professional Counselor Certification.