Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

As Montessori Radmoor celebrates 50 years, it is wonderful to reflect upon the school’s very strong position, both financially and as a respected Montessori educational institution in the community. The school has an outstanding staff and a strategic plan, which provides areas of growth in which the school can focus its energies.

Entering my 28th year with the school, I have been contemplating my contributions to the community, as well as, my future direction and energy; I feel this is the appropriate time to pass the reins to the next generation and plan to do so at the end of this school year.

The Board of Trustees and I are working together to develop a succession plan that will provide a smooth transition for the families and the staff. A transition committee, with representation from the parents, staff, and board has been established to search for the new head of school.

Please know this has not been an easy decision as the families, staff and school mean a great deal to me. I have had the pleasure of watching the growth of this amazing group of educators and nothing can adequately express the joy in watching the children grow and develop into contributing members of our society.

Please see the letter below from our Board President for more details about the transition planning.

As a school, we are committed to finding highly qualified education leaders who support the values of a Montessori education, the culture of our community and, of course your children.

Susie Hyatt, Administrator

A Letter from our Board President

Dear Radmoor Community,

With a heavy heart the Board of Trustees acknowledges and accepts Susie’s decision to step down at the end of the 2018/2019 school year. It has been our great pleasure to work hand-in-hand with Susie to support the children and staff of the Montessori Radmoor School. While we will hate to see Susie go next year, we know our roots are strong and firmly planted and, as a community, we will continue to thrive under new leadership.

We thank Susie for her foresight in informing us now. This early notice gives plenty of time for us to find a new leader and allows Susie ample time to train and mentor her replacement.

The executive committee of the Board of Trustees has been hard at work to map out a transition plan. We have named a small committee to get the ball rolling; however there will be opportunities along the way for all community members to provide feedback.

On Tuesday, November 20th at 9 a.m, we are planning a parent meeting at the school to discuss the transition plan. Coffee and morning treats will be provided. The exact location will be posted at the entrance of the school the day of the event. Following that meeting, I will work with the school staff to publish more details on the transition plan on our school website.

I am committed to making this process as reasonably open and transparent as possible.

Best Regards,

Jay Salliotte
President, Board of Trustrees