Meri Franklin is originally from Duluth, MN and moved to Chicago for college. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and two concentrations in Middle School Language Arts and English as a Second Language (ESL) at North Park University in 2011. After college, Ms. Meri went on to attend the Secondary Montessori Training at School of the Woods Houston, TX.

Ms. Meri has taught in three states: Illinois, South Carolina, and Minnesota. She started her teaching career at Crystal Lake Montessori School in 2014, and is glad to be back!

When Ms. Meri is not teaching, she enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring new towns, trips down to Chicago, and spending time with family and friends.