Jo Ann Wheeler Burbank

An original drawing of Oberweissbach created by Jo Ann Wheeler Burbank (1905-2000) for the story of Friedrich Froebel and the first kindergarten.

An artist in the Froebel Gallery, Jo Ann had been a teacher in the Modern School in Stelton, New Jersey (organized 1911), that was based on the philosophy of Spanish educator Francisco Ferrer and Friedrich Froebel.

Her paintings are in many collections in Norway, France and the USA, including the author’s. Jo Ann’s correspondence and memoirs are at Rutgers University, Womens’ History Sources.

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Author of "The First Kindergarten" and other books about Friedrich Froebel.