Jo-Anne W. Lewis
Jo-Anne West Lewis was born and raised in Hawai`i, and attended Punahou School. She received an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Northwestern University; a BS degree in Home Economics and Social Science from U.C.L.A; junior high and general elementary credentials from L.B.S.C.; an American Montessori Society certification in pre-primary education, and MS degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Teaching, from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Education has been Jo-Anne’s life-long professional focus, having taught all grades and ages from toddlers to graduate university students. She was a co-founder of Unity preschool on Diamond Head Circle, and facilitated the co-founding of L. Robert Allen Montessori Laboratory School on the Chaminade University campus. She continues her work as educational consultant, and counselor, LUZ. LUZ, is not only the name of her business, but also that by which she refers to a non-physical group whom she considers to be her guides.