We recently said goodbye to a longtime colleague and friend, Kathie Jarvis. After a yearlong battle with cancer, she passed away on December 15th, surrounded by her family. Kathie has been a part of our Montessori family for over 30 years. She will be greatly missed.

Kathie wore many hats during her time at the school. She was an assistant in Children’s House, Lower, and Upper Elementary before she became certified as a Lower Elementary teacher. She taught summer Montessori classes, where her specialty was cooking and crafts. Some of her former students remember creating a variety of projects, including a 3-dimensional playground scene using needlepoint.

We will be planting a tree on our campus in Kathie’s memory this spring. Donations to the Maryland SPCA can also be made in Kathie’s name.

Kathie’s husband, Bob, and his family so appreciate the support, prayers, and kind wishes provided by Kathie’s Montessori family over the past year.