Mrs. Kleinschmidt joined the staff of YMS in 2010. She earned a BA in English and Art History from Grinnell College in Iowa, and a Masters in Museum Education from John F. Kennedy University. She received her teacher training at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI) through San Francisco State University. Her previous teaching experience includes both urban teaching in San Francisco's Chinatown district, and private school teaching at the Nueva School for Gifted Students, as well as the Berkeley Montessori School (now The Berkeley School). A step-mother to two twenty-somethings, Mrs. Kleinschmidt is also Mama to a rambunctious two-year-old. She is a native of California, and along with her husband, intellectual property consultant and attorney David Lentini, is learning to love the Maine climate!