One of Riverview Montessori’s strongest assets is its highly qualified, dedicated, and loyal staff. Parents consistently praise Riverview Montessori staff on their efforts and positive contributions to their childrens’ lives. Riverview Montessori has trained, experienced staff, and all teachers have their Montessori Teacher diploma.
Director, Montessori Teacher
Lucille is one of our classroom teachers. She is also the school’s Principal, and is responsible for Riverview Montessori’s Kindergarten program, which is accredited by Manitoba Education. With over forty years in childcare and education, Lucille loves watching children absorbed in their work or play. Witnessing their “I can do it” expressions and seeing things through their eyes warms her heart and makes her job most rewarding.
VP Programming, Montessori Teacher
Kathy is a Montessori teacher, and is on the Riverview Montessori Board of Directors as our V.P. Programming. Kathy has worked in childcare for over 24 years, 14 of them here with us. She finds children fascinating and loves being a positive guide in their steps to growing through the Montessori philosophy. Kathy believes that Riverview Montessori is an excellent introduction to school with its warm, friendly environment which fosters respect, individuality, and a firm foundation of basic skills. She values the team teaching aspect at Riverview Montessori, the varied talents of each staff member, and the professional manner in which they deal with the students, parents, and with one another.
Orff Teacher, Montessori Teacher
Zan has been with Riverview Montessori for over ten years. She started out as an Inclusion Facilitator, and is now one of the school’s Montessori teachers. She teaches the Orff music program here as well. With nearly thirty years of working with children in the City of Winnipeg’s summer programs, at the Conservatory of Music, and at Riverview Montessori, Zan is thankful that she has been witness to so many children’s “aha” moments. Singing and playing games with our students brings joy to each child’s day and means Zan, herself, gets to laugh and have fun every day. She loves everything about her job: the students, the staff, and the school. She believes Riverview Montessori has an amazing program because it is a happy, supportive community of learning for little ones.
Administration, Montessori Teacher
Judy is Riverview Montessori’s Administrative Assistant, and has been a valuable asset to the staff for 23 years. Until recently, Judy split her time between the classroom as a Montessori Teacher and the school’s office. She loves watching children learn and grow in so many ways. Judy is proud to be a part of a program that is warm, welcoming, comfortable, and that offers such a rich learning experience for its students.
Our Music Program is about enjoying and experiencing music as a class. A qualified Orff instructor leads the children through singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments. The Orff approach compliments the Montessori method of learning by sequential mastery of new skills.
Musical concepts of rhythm, pitch, melody, and dynamics are gradually introduced and are developed using speech rhythm patterns, singing, body percussion, listening, body movement, and playing instruments. In addition, the music centre in our multi-purpose room offers children the opportunity to enjoy and play musical instruments whenever they choose.
All three of my children have attended Riverview Montessori. Over the years I have been consistently impressed by the new things that they learn everyday – whether it is singing songs about the continents or Canada, telling me the French words for various items, or describing the difference between a gecko and a skink. I am always amazed at what three and four year olds can learn when they are in an environment that fosters an inquisitive mind and then provides them with the opportunity of discovery! Riverview Montessori has been great for my kids.LB, St. Vital
Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverview Montessori who have provided our child with a loving and nurturing preschool experience. We will continue to recommend Riverview Montessori to others for many years to come!Carey, Wildwood
Our children were encouraged to explore their interests and develop new skills in a warm and caring atmosphere. Riverview Montessori was a positive introduction to the classroom environment and instilled a sense of accomplishment and pride that would resonate in our children for years to follow.
Christine, St. Vital
Riverview Montessori gave Carson the chance to socialize and make friends. We knew he was well cared for while he was at school and that made the transition easier for us. Riverview Montessori’s program was beneficial for Carson. He really enjoyed the Orff music classes. We were surprised by the level of the geography and science instruction at Riverview Montessori – small children can learn complex ideas. Most importantly, Riverview Montessori helped Carson develop early literacy and numeracy skills that he may not have picked up in other settings.Nichole, Riverview
Our son flourished at Riverview Montessori! The teachers and staff are all amazing, bringing their individual expertise and enthusiasm to the classroom. We are looking forward to watching our second child discover this wonderful school next year.Heather, Riverview
Our middle daughter is one of those kids who really loves to be engaged, yet requires control over her activities, and the Montessori environment was one in which she could really thrive. Three years of Montessori prepared her socially and emotionally for grade one. Our third daughter, age three, comes home every day with stories about the letters she practiced, French words she learned, and the names of the kids who played with her, which is most exciting when they are four or five year olds!Angela, Whyte Ridge
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