Meet the Director

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Jackie Benoit-Petrich
Executive Director


Jackie joined Civic League Day Nursery in December of 2015 as Executive Director and brings a wealth of knowledge of expertise in the field, having worked more than 25 years with children and families in various capacities. She studied at the College of St Teresa in Winona and also holds a Primary Montessori Teaching Diploma from the North American Montessori Progressive Teacher Training Centre , Vancouver, Canada. She was co-owner and Directress of The Five Senses Montessori and also the Community Coordinator of Women's Shelter Inc.


Jackie is sensitive to the needs of families and children and brings a mindful presence to her work. When Jackie is not at work, she enjoys organic gardening and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, dog Freckles and cats Pauley and Jet.