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MISSION 2045

The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation program, and every child will emerge a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be the better for it for generations into the future.

Our Core Values are: Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community

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Board of Directors Election Candidates

3 days ago

School Board Election is right around the corner for two open seats. Candidates are Anna Cole and Sara Berry

Please read biographical information below and vote on May 12/13. Ballots arrive home in Go Home folders on May 9. 

Anna Cole

Anna grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended one of the country's first public, Montessori K-6th grade schools.  She attended the University of New Mexico for an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Southern Oregon University for a masters of science degree in environmental education and returned to UNM for her doctoral degree in education.  Anna was a high school science teacher in the diverse, rural Jemez Valley in Northern New Mexico.  She has taught, designed curriculum and mentored teachers at public, independent, Montessori, Waldorf, International Baccalaureate, Native American, charter and wilderness-based schools across the country.  Anna was a founding board member of the Children's Kiva Montessori School, a Colorado charter school located in Cortez.   Anna lives in Carbondale with her children Henry, Caroline and Maggie (attending Ross and MSMS) and her husband Dustin, a physician at Valley View Hospital.  Anna currently works as a curriculum developer for the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, developing curriculum that brings together people, places, culture and science.

Sara Berry

Sara graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Literature from Lake Forest College, and she completed her MA in English at CSU where she taught English composition.  She also holds an RSA/ESL diploma and has taught ESL in Indonesia. Currently, she teaches ESL and English at Colorado Mountain College. She enjoys spending time with her two Ross Montessori boys Aden (in Wendy’s class) and Lucas (in Mandi’s class) and has been a Ross Montessori parent volunteer for the past seven years.

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