Mary Jane Cera joined the administrative team in 2002, having been Kino’s primary language arts coordinator and teacher since 1976. She has been the head administrator since the 2005–2006 school year.
Mary Jane grew up in Whiting, Indiana. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Education and a Masters’ Degree in Reading. She is certified to teach kindergarten through 8th grade, and has a reading endorsement for kindergarten through high school. She is the author of Living with Death, Living with Stress, and Social Studies Trivial Pursuit, all for primary students. She has led numerous workshops on the use of whole language and open education. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch baseball, knit and crochet, and travel.
In addition to her administrative duties, Mary Jane continues to teach primary language arts, Latin, and literature projects for students of any age. She is the mother of three children, one of whom is a recent Kino graduate.