Jean Potter has been a kindergarten teacher and the Director of Early Childhood Education for the West Virginia State Department of Education. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Deputy Assistant and Assistant Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education. At the U.S. Department of Education, she was responsible for the overall management of the elementary and secondary education programs at several colleges and universities. Jean is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the field of education. She continues to write and consult in the early childhood education field.
Jean Potter lives in Charleston, West Virginia, Latrobe, Pennsylvania and Seabrook Island, South Carolina.