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Luz Casquejo Johnston
Luz Casquejo Johnston is an Assistant Professor in the Kalmonovitz School of Education (KSOE). She teaches in the Montessori Teacher Education Program and serves as the Elementary Coordinator. Her current research focuses on human motivation and self-determination supports in Montessori learning environments. She has published in the Journal of Montessori research. Previous to her move to Saint Mary's College, Luz taught lower elementary grades, was a founding faculty member of two charter Montessori schools and served as a principal of two learning centers for a large independent study charter school in Riverside County for seven years which included a Montessori academy. She has been involved with Montessori education in every capacity starting as a preschool student and continuing on to parent, teacher, board memmber, principal and currently as an educator in the Montessori Teacher Education Program.