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artist , educator

Jean Leslie Callahan, American educator, artist. Certified teacher, Illinois, certified teacher Hatha Yoga. Recipient scholarships Art Institute Church, 1955-1959; grantee Chicago Foundation for Education, 1994-1995.


Callahan, Jean Leslie was born on October 25, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Aaron S. Junior and Joyce A. (Potter) Gourfain.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1959;certified teaching, University of Chicago, 1960;Master of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1986;certified teaching, Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, 1981;certified hatha yoga, Temple Kriya Yoga, Chicago, 1994.


Preschooling art teacher, Y.M.J.C. Youth Center, Chicago, 1961-1964;kindergarten, Bret Harte School, Chicago, 1964-1967;kindergarten, Kozminski School, Chicago, 1967-1968;kindergarten, Einstein/Judd Schools, Chicago, 1968-1969;kindergarten and primary grades teacher, Judd School, Chicago, 1969-1971;primary grade teacher, Woodson South Elementary School, Chicago, 1981-1987;primary grade teacher, Wm. H. Ray Elementary School, Chicago, since 1987;grade level chairman, Wm. H. Ray Elementary School, Chicago, 1994-1995.

Teacher yoga Temple of Kriya Yoga and Quaker House, Chicago, 1994-1995.


  • Certified teacher, Illinois, certified teacher Hatha Yoga.


  • Other Work

    • Artist numerous paintings

    • author poetry.


  • Other Interests

    Art, poetry, yoga.


Married Thomas F. Callahan, October 19, 1963 (deceased July 1977). 1 child, Max G. Ethan.

Aaron S. Gourfain Junior

Joyce A. (Potter) Gourfain

Thomas F. Callahan

Max G. Ethan Callahan