Parent Guardian Association
The parents of our school add tremendously to the school and we couldn’t function without them! Through their time and effort, much is accomplished. The purpose of the Montessori Radmoor School Parents’ Guardian Association is to foster and celebrate a strong sense of community by offering a wide variety of ways for families to participate in school life in a meaningful way and offer their time and talents to Radmoor.
- One of the most important functions of the PGA is to collaborate with the Radmoor Board of Trustees, Staff, Administration, and parent volunteers to plan and staff school events and projects.
- In addition to community activities, the PGA supports the school’s fundraising efforts by hosting and supporting events such as the PGA Coffees, Community Garage Sale, and publishing the Parent Directory.
- PGA events are held throughout the school year and give parents an informal opportunity to come together in the Radmoor spirit and learn more about how to be involved in our community.
There are numerous ways to participate in the PGA. All volunteer opportunities are listed in the website iVolunteer, and there is something for everyone. Click the link to access iVolunteer
The PGA encourages all families to get involved by contributing time to classroom needs (e.g., cutting yarn for classroom projects, donating a dish for potlucks), staff support (e.g., providing a dish for the week of staff lunches), fundraising (e.g., helping with the annual spring garage sale).
Each classroom has a classroom coordinator to serve as the liaison between the teacher, families, and PGA. Parents will receive e-mails from their respective classroom coordinators highlighting volunteer opportunities, publicizing upcoming classroom or school events, and planning family gatherings.
Classroom coordinators for 2016-2017 School Year
Toddler 1 classroom – Nichole Furlong
Toddler 2 classroom – Georgina Montgomery
Primary 1 classroom – Ninah Sasy and Christina Rademacher
Primary 2 classroom – Sarah Beth Johnson
Primary 3 classroom – Nicole Ruiz
Lower & Upper Elementary – Tracey Epley
Sonji Revis – President
My husband, John and I have one daughter, Kendalyn Grace who is in her third year, in the elementary community. My professional background includes Directing/Managing programs in the field of Public Health. We have been impressed with the family atmosphere that exists at Radmoor. My interest in serving stems from my desire to see the mission of this school succeed, and continue to grow and flourish. It is essential that we take the responsibility of preparing our children for their future, seriously. In my opinion, humanities ultimate goal is to leave the world better than the way we found it. My goal is to see that Montessori Radmoor program maintains its commitment to excellence for today and tomorrow. “Service is the rent we pay for living on this earth”.
Terra Waggoner – Vice-President
I have two children – my son is in college and my three year old daughter, Vesper Milan, is in her third year at Radmoor and is currently in the P1 classroom. My professional background is managing litigation for educational entities including public and private schools and universities. I am passionate about children and about Montessori and am glad to have the privilege to serve our school community, for the opportunity to contribute to helping all of our children grow to their fullest potential, and am excited about watching them continue improve the world that we live in.
Angelica Kim – Treasurer
I am a personal development & life coach with A Purpose & Passion in East Lansing. My husband (Matthew) and I have two children. Our daughter, Isla, began at Radmoor in 2014 in Primary 1 (Ms. Archana’s classroom). She is currently in her first year in Upper Elementary and very excited for the new classroom. Our son, Coen, began at Radmoor in 2015 in the toddler room with Ms. Erin. He is currently in his first year in Lower Elementary and is also loving the new experience, although adjusting to the 3 hour work cycle. We moved to Mason to have more of an opportunity to “get outside, get into nature, and make your own discoveries” (Dr. Scott, Dinosaur Train). We love an appreciate Montessori’s commitment to fostering the development of the whole child for all of life and the amazing outdoor experience that surrounds the school.
Nicole Ruiz – Secretary & Communications Officer
I am the mother to 5 incredible daughters – the oldest of which began her formal educational journey right here at Radmoor in 2007 in the P3 classroom. Her younger sisters followed suit every three years, bringing us to this fall when our youngest began in P3! My husband, Fulu Singo and I felt immediately “at home” at Radmoor during our first tour, and over the years that has remained the same. We are grateful for the community here and I am honored to serve on the PGA with a fantastic group of people.