August 13, 2014
Dear CMP American River Families,
Welcome Back!! The beginning of the new school year is upon us and all the staff at CMP American River are excited to see old and new friends on campus again. The teaching and administrative staff is looking forward to getting back into the school routine and catching up with each and every one of you.
We had an eventful summer working with new families drawn in our lottery, setting up and painting classrooms, ordering and receiving new materials, and running our Club Montessori Summer Program. I wanted to thank the dedicated staff and parents that were here over the summer helping to get the campus and classrooms ready for the first day of school.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to our new families and share with you my excitement for the upcoming school year as principal. I am now entering my thirteenth year at CMP, with over 20 years in Montessori education. I have taught ages two through twelve in the private and public sector, taught grades 1st through 6th at CMP, and have been serving in administration for six years now. I look forward to carrying out the CMP’s founder’s vision for excellence in Montessori education this school year.
I continue to feel honored to serve the students and families of CMP and to work with such an amazing team of teachers, paraprofessionals, administrative assistants, special education staff, and Dean of Students, Debbie Williams. I plan to continue with the notable work that has been done to increase student learning and provide a quality tuition-free Montessori education for all students. I believe my strength is building bridges with families and fostering a strong community feel on campus. I look forward to another wonderful year at CMP American River!