S: Rainier View Montessori Academy 2009-2010
BC: Special Thanks to Jen Wylie and April Felter for the 2009-2010 Yearbook
FC: Rainier View Montessori Academy 2009-2010
1: Kimille Douglas founded Rainier View Montessori Academy to exemplify an authentic Montessori model school for children, parents, and teachers. RVMA a culmination of a dream that has in turn come to reality. She has served on the board of the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association and is a part of the International Montessori Council. Mrs. Douglas received her Associates of Arts Degree from Pacific University, and Spring Valley Montessori in 1988. With her husband, Tom, they are the proud parents of three grown children, and four teenagers. | April Stankevitz-Felter is a 1998 graduate of Pierce Community College with an Associative of Arts & Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Early Childhood Education. She furthered her education graduating with honors from Pacific Lutheran University in 2005 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education. She continued her education receiving her Montessori Degree from the North American Montessori Center in 2010. In addition to teaching, April has a fiance, Eric in Iraq and three beautiful children, Summer (16), Nathan Jr. (12), and Winter (4). She is actively involved in the community. She is a licensed foster parent serving children with behavioral challenges. She is an active leader in Pierce County 4H (ATV/Horses).
2: ABIGAIL | Aiden | Andrew | Anna | Braeden | Brenna | Dustin | Ella | Euna | Gabriel | Garrett | Gavin | Harry | Jennifer | Kaitlynn | Kazlina | Mason | Owen | Ruthie | Rainier View Montessori Academy Class of 2009-2010 | Simon | Sophie | Stephanie | Winter | William
10: "The environment itself will teach the child, if every error he makes is manifest to him, without the intervention of a parent or teacher, who should remain a quiet observer of all that happens." -Dr. Maria Montessori
13: Happy Valentine's Day!
15: Happy St. Patrick's Day!
16: State's Song! Alabama and Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, I like this more. Connecticut, and Delaware, then Florida is next, but Georgia and Hawaii really are best! Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts, Michigan Yeah! Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and more, there's Montana and Nebraska, I like this score. Nevada and New Hampshire, New Jersey, really neat, New Mexico and New York just can't be beat! North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma, Oregon, there's Pennsylvania and Rhode Island too. South Carolina, South Dakota Ya Ho! Well there's Tennessee and Texas and there's Utah. I say Vermont and Virginia, now you've made my day. Washington and West Virginia and Wisconsin my friend, and Wyoming is the last state, and we made it to the end!
18: Happy Mother's Day
19: Happy Birthday Celebration's "The earth goes around the sun, the sun, the earth goes around the sun it takes 12 months 32 weeks 365 days and ___________________ turned ____" Happy Birthday to you...."
21: Rainier View Montessori Academy | A special thank you to all our Military and Volunteers for all your hard work!