Open Vanderwall Montessori Academy

Hi! I'm Brianna. I've been a Montessori teacher for nine years, and it's always been my dream to open my own school. I was able to attend a Montessori school as a child because of the generosity of one woman, Pearl Vanderwall. The education she gave me was priceless, her kindness has been an inspiration, and her knowledge has been invaluable as I developed experience as a teacher. Because of the foundation she gave me, I pursued my education and received my Masters degree in education from Webster University. I named my school for her to honor her tireless efforts to help so many children, and to dedicate my own efforts to that end. 

At Vanderwall Montessori Academy we will use the Montessori method to help students grow more independent and instill a love of learning. I want to give other families the gift of education that Mrs. Vanderwall gave to me. Early education is a vital resource for our children and a necessary foundation for their future. I am committed to creating a school to serve our community just as Pearl Vanderwall did so many years ago.

Vanderwall Montessori Academy has funding for operating costs, I need your help to secure a location and prepare it for our students. Even a small donation will go a long way; please help make my dream come true!
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    • $300 
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Brianna Riley 
Maplewood, MO
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