We have some updates to share with you for the new school year.
Fall Elementary Program Update
After a successful hybrid model this year, we are pleased to announce the traditional in-person Elementary Program will resume in September. We are honored to welcome Mrs. Mary Sue Barr as the lead Elementary Guide. Mrs. Barr is also a primary trained teacher and has experience teaching both primary and elementary levels.
Additionally, the elementary program welcomes two assistants to the classroom, who are both experienced AMI Montessori elementary guides and have Masters in Education. Mrs. Linda Paseltiner has been a parent and an assistant in the school. Mrs. Paseltiner knows the VFKH culture and many of the children. We are so pleased to have her rejoin our program!
Mrs. Libby Broom has worked with Guidepost Montessori as a consultant in curriculum development, thus she is very familiar with the curriculum of this past year. Mrs. Broom brings this knowledge as the returning children transition back to the in-person model. She is also trained in the Orton Gillingham approach to reading to offer exceptional support to students’ reading development.
Our goal is always excellence for our students and this extremely knowledgeable and dedicated team promises an exciting year! We look forward to welcoming all our elementary students in September!
Fall Toddler Program Update
We are excited to welcome Ms. Marie Miller as the Lead Toddler Guide this fall. Ms. Miller has an extensive Montessori background and is dedicated to offering an authentic and nurturing experience to the toddler children. She has a degree in Education and her AMI certification. Ms. Miller was herself a Montessori child, and she has always had a love for young children.
Thank You to Mrs. Olivier and Mrs. Greenland!
Mrs. Olivier and Mrs. Greenland graciously stepped in and cared for our children throughout this year. Both of them have been wonderful assets to the school and care deeply about the children and VFKH. Mrs. Olivier and Mrs. Greenland will not be in the classroom next year, however, you will be seeing them! They will continue to be important parts of the VFKH community.