2014-15 Annual Report

Fiscal year ending June 30, 2015

Annual Report Message

The 2014-15 school year saw continued stability throughout the school and great growth and development in our middle school. The school’s strength is a result of a strong and cooperative relationship between the Board of Trustees and the Administrative staff, merging operational and strategic needs.

Program highlights for the 2014-15 fiscal year include the middle schools enrollment reaching the highest level in its five-year history. At the close of the school year, projections were at 40 students for the 2015-16 school year. Participation in the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) was completed this year and Childpeace attained 4-star school status. We expect to reach the highest 5-star status in May 2016. This process included the expansion of staff training and creation of professional development plans for all staff. Childpeace was able to retain its Montessori Guides (head teachers) in all classes for the coming year. A salary review for support staff resulted in increased salaries for all assistants. Work continued on the installation of an Energy Tracking System in the school, which was funded by an auction special appeal and subsidized by the Energy Trust of Oregon. Eventually this system will include a computer program and kiosk for students to access data about daily energy use and serve as incentive for students to conserve while at school.

2014-15 was an active year for the Childpeace Board of Trustees. Commitment to begin the refinance of the school’s bond began with the formation of a Task Force to complete the work. The Board focused on preliminary work for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and by year's end had adopted goals for the continuation of the work, which would include staff participation. The hiring of a Development Specialist, Gretchen Bradley, was followed with the first efforts to cultivate strong donor relations. The Gratitude Committee was designed in an effort to honor and support the work of all Childpeace employees.

The Childpeace administrative staff worked on operational improvements during the year: a website update, formation of a Communications Committee, alumni outreach, expanded parent education options and assessment to prioritize most effective efforts, analysis and improvement in the hiring process and human resources support and presentation of updated goals for after-school programming.

Childpeace repeated its rankings in the top 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon (ranking in the top 10 among large organizations) and remained on the list of 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.

The Childpeace Board of Trustees once again engaged Gary McGee & Co. to perform a financial audit for the school. With diligent and meticulous financial systems in place, all were pleased when the school received another unmodified opinion of our financial records, the highest rating offered for a financial audit.

As the fiscal year ended, the Childpeace administration looked forward to a construction-free summer, when focus would shift to program, development and strategic projects.

The Board and Administration are proud to share this Annual Report with you.

Warmest regards,
Sue Pritzker & David Filippi

Head of School Sue Pritzker

Sue Pritzker
Head of School

Board President David Fillippi

David Filippi
Board President

Board of Trustees and Advisors

David Filippi

Vice Chair
Bill Lynch

Karin Mohtadi

Nancy Davis
Chandra Emery
Janet Moore
Sharie Moss
Mitch Plaat
Katie Reich
Sarah Schwarz
Rachel Shields
Jeremy Thiessen

Bernd Brandle
Erin LeBlanc
Ulysses Sherman
Elisa Wickstrom


61 Regular Staff Members

During the 2014-15 school year, Childpeace employed 61 regular staff members.

Chart of Staff Retention

Tuition Assistance

$61,368 Awarded to 21 Students

In 2014-15, a total of $61,368 was awarded to 21 students through our tuition assistance programs, including short-term assistance.


Historic Enrollment Graph

Middle School

24% Increase in Enrollment

The 2014-15 school year marked the sixth anniversary for our middle school program.

Middle School Student Cooking at CampThe program saw a 24% increase in enrollment, serving 36 students, 7 of whom joined from other Montessori, public and private schools.

Our middle school was founded as a response to parents’ requests for continued Montessori education beyond 6th grade in the Portland area. The students utilize a rich urban environment with access to transportation, libraries and other resources for their educational needs. This environment offers the opportunity for middle school students to explore the world outside the classroom, exercise independence and creativity and develop a sense of responsibility to humanity.

They begin their journey into adulthood in this smaller social environment with a closer teacher-to-student ratio, working alongside adults who are truly passionate about their work with adolescents. Our program successfully prepared another batch of students for competitive high school programs, both public and private, where they are excelling.

Childpeace has begun plans to acquire the middle school property with a 2016 refinance of its tax-exempt bond.

Financial Results

Charts of Financial ResultsCharts of Financial Results

Parent Volunteers Administering Eye Exams3,835 Volunteer Hours

We thank the hundreds of parents, grandparents, community members and students who contributed their time and talents serving Childpeace in 2014-15.

Volunteering benefits us all in so many ways. It’s part of what brings the Childpeace community together, helps to offset the general operating costs of the school, gives parents insight into their child’s experience and makes the school a vibrant, exciting and supportive place for the children in attendance.

3,835 is the total number of reported volunteer hours for 2014-15.

3,012 is the total number of required hours, giving us an additional 823 hours.


$217,166 Contributed

Every year, donations to Childpeace make the difference between a good staff and a truly gifted staff, between a basic Montessori program and a truly authentic and complete Montessori education and between an adequate learning environment and one that reaches out to the possibilities of each child.

We are proud to say that our fundraising results exceeded expectations for the fiscal year. In 2014-15, the Childpeace community contributed $217,166 to our efforts. None of these achievements would be possible if not for the efforts of our outstanding group of volunteers and for the generous donations of our community members. We applaud all those who made this last year so successful.


July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Annual Appeal Donors

In 2014-15, Annual Appeal donors contributed unrestricted gifts and restricted funds for scholarships and for our middle school program.

Leadership Circle

Bollermann/West Family
Jennifer and Barry Bradie
Oliver Brennan and Liz Valentine
The Celko Family
Renee and Steve Cooney
Nancy and Jason Davis
David and Shawn Filippi
Ben and Emily Ip
Caroline and Aaron Kahn
Sav and Kenneth Kim
Benjamin and Erin LeBlanc
Rob Lee and Tamra Dereiko
Bill and Jenn Lynch
Steve and Mary Marsh
Oscar and Mary Mayer
Erin Moeschler and Robb Rathe
Gilbert Neiger and Lisa Karplus
Nike Matching Gift
Mark and Alessandra Novak
Bruce Palmer and Farzaneh Mobayen
Rebecca and David Schroeder
Fred and Carol Schwarz
Sarah and Stephen Schwarz
Narda and Ulysses Sherman
In Memory of Devorah and Saul Sherman
Kevin and Jeanette Thomas
Gina Warren
Jim Watkins and Arthur Hung
Elisa and Scott Wickstrom


Sara Adams and Greg Petrovic
The Alfreys
Anonymous (21)
Rory Banyard and Jenny Tufenkian
Sara Barlow and Eunan McLaughlin
Katrina Bell
Ken Benderly
Jessica Bickford
Birch Family Fund
Pam Bishop
January Amspacher and Jeremy Bittermann
Brooke Wells and Ryan Bledsoe
The Bottinelli and Frasca Family
Gretchen Bradley
Anya Bailis and Bernd Brandle
Valdez Bravo and Marie Lo
Geoffrey and Meredith Brown
Deanna Burger
Patricia Burgess
Brooke and Kevin Burnett
Melanie Busdon and Barrett Reiner
Cheron and Craig Calder
Ursula Melvin and Charles Carroll
Judy and Scott Carruthers
Noraleigh Carthy and Noah Dundas
Pat and Jerry Carthy
Kevin and Beth Cavenaugh
Aukjen Ingraham and Bernard Chamberlain
Steve and Mary Chapin
Barbara Charman
Joanne Giggey-Cherian and Danny Cherian
William and Sarah Clark
Jacqueline Sella Cobbett and Jamian Cobbett
Russell B. Cohen, Esq.
Joseph Cole and Elizabeth Verner-Cole
Con-Way Matching Gift
Johnna Wells-Conger and Scott Conger
Josh and Julie Crimin
Matt Curtis and Anne Nichols
Kris and Courtney Dausz
Davis-Nicholson Family
Dan de Vriend
John Dieter and Suzanne Hallerman
Diettrich-Kennett Family
Matthew B. Drake

Donors Continued

The Drake Brothers
Zachary Dunham
Jennifer Coffman and Todd Eisenberg
Jonathan Erickson and Allison Astrella
Amy Eshelby
Dawn Cowan and Ian Fabik
Mollyanne and Patrick Fleming
Gina and Dave Fleschner
Colin Fogarty and Stephanie Wiant
Lindsay and Rory Fuerst
Kevin Fuller
Kim and Greg Geist
Lisa Silbert and Robert Geistwhite
Teri and Christopher Gelber
Lori Geller
Vasilios and Emily Gletsos
Faith Graham
Michael Graham
Susan and Chris Gray
John and Jennifer Greco
Shir and Laurence Grisanti
Laura and Ben Hall
Paul and Susan Harris
Lisa Ferreira and Jon Held
Hlavacka Family
Holstein/Deggeller Family
Speros Homer and Katie Reich
Karen Marrongelle and Brian Hopkins
Jay and America Hopson
Andrew Hoyer and Gwen Busby
Alex and Mackenzie Hughes
Joseph and Shar Hunter
Intel Matching Gift (2)
Wendy and Gary Jackson
Michael Jackson and Noelle Montano
Sofia and Brian Jamison
The Jannotta Rothenberg Family
Donald Jans
Nathan and Tina Jeffers
Carol and Whitford Johnson
Yoona Park and Tom Johnson
Laura Johnson
Emily Patterson Jones and Eric Jones
Sheena and Raman Kansal
Kysa and David Kelleher
Christen Kelly

Donors Continued

Havlin, Dorothy, Eleanora, and Phoebe Kemp
Alyson and Scott Kempton
Ann Kendellen
Dr. Gerald Kennedy and Dr. Karen Kelsall
Scott and Emily Ketterman
Nick and Dina Khoury
Kilbane Family
Stephanie Kjar
Heather and Randy Koch
June Yu Lam
Lang Family
John and Vickie Lattimer
Katherine Lattimer and Joshua Ryneal
Greg and Jennifer Lawrence
Kaoru Ogihara Lee and Francis Lee
Rena Lev-Bass
Karl and Brandi Lisle
Regan and Maria Look
Stephanie and Joseph Lore
Jennifer Lyons
Chris and Izabela Maciolek
Susan Harris MacKay and Bob MacKay
Maura Mahon and Dan Kelley
Erica Kessler and Michael Mankowski
Mari Design, Inc.
Kevin and Yuki Martin
Joe Maser and Marsha Lipets-Maser
Aya Morton and Marco Materazzi
Nathan McBee and Qi Wang
James McDermott and Nancy Coronado
Karin Immergut and Jim McDermott
Dayna McErlean
Julie and Scott McGee
The Mercers
Joy Cohen Meyers and Jim Meyers
Sarah Meyers
Kourosh and Karin Mohtadi
Janet and Greg Moore
Susan Mortimer
Sharie Juckeland Moss and James P. Moss
Julee Bean and Dylan Moxness
Dondee Murray and Michael Ceriello
Hrag Nassanian and Narnia Wiborg
Jamie and James Newell
Hieu and Analyn Nguyen

Donors Continued

Andrea and Jason Nicholas
John and Ann Nicholas
Erika Huffman and Eirik Nielsen
Nike Matching Gift (3)
Jeff and Susan Nordstrom
Noto Group
Beth and Roy Notowitz
Rachel and Michael Novak
Abby Tibbs and Kenji Nozaki
Eli and Timothy O’Brien
Amy O’Neill and Larry Staver
Rachel Ostroy
Ozguc Family
In Honor of Swan Paik
Swan Paik
Christiane Millinger and Anton Pardini
Abigail and Andrew Paul
The Peabody Family
Percic Family
Kimberly McAlear and Mitch Plaat
Post-Holmberg Family
Leslie Powers and Colleen McCormack
Anita Misra-Press and Richard Press
Josh and Kathy Prewitt
Tassie Pringle
Sue Pritzker
Allyson and Tim Purcell
Karl Rapfogel and Jane Anne Morton
Chris Reavis
Paul Ribbing and Stephanie Houston
Chris and Julie Richards
Richmond Family
The Risch Family
Matt and Kristie Robley
Rose Rodgers and AJ Ralston
Lauren and Ewan Rose
Saeed Family
Melanie and Adam Schalock
Elizabeth and Tim Schwarz
Scotto di Carlo Family
Kristen and Brian Seidman
Dan and Deborah Self
Robert and Kia Selley
Sheep Meadow Foundation
Raghu and Maithili Shenoy
Rob and Rachel Shields
Jim and Anastasia Shulevitz

Donors Continued

Jenny Siebenaler
Joe Simmons and Cloie Cohen
Teresa and George Slaughter
Tricia and Charles Smith
Richard and Monika Soennichsen
Anita Iyenger and Raj Srinivasan
Stacy and Whitbeck Matching Gift
Ann Colonna and Bill Stephenson
Annie Stewart
Stocco/McKenna Family
Christopher and Mireille Suarez
Ruthe Taber
Sally and Luke Tansill
Michael and Peggy Taylor
Sarah Taylor and Leo Harris
Eden and Jeremy Thiessen
Marcia Thomas
Albert McDonnell and Maren Thomas
Misty and Derek Tompoles
Lis Charman and Brad Trost
Jeffrey and Sona Tufenkian
United Way
John and Caryn Urata
Craigan Usher and Carrie Milligan
Michelle Bobowick and Chuck Veneklase
Andrea and Louis Vintro
An and Melissa Vu
Zoey and Jeffrey Wagner
Amy Schulties and Eliot Wajskol
Nancy Walker and Peter Johnson
Chance Walte and Caitlyn Howell
David and Hilary Wang
Marta Weber
Tucker Weeks
Darcy West
Jimmy and Merri Baehr Whipps
In Honor of Bonnie Willey
Paul and Leah Williams
Matt and Paula Williams
Wilson Family
Deborah and Damian Wise
Drew Wise
Craig Wollen and Cari Coyer
Aleena and Aidan Yee
Darren Yee
Julie Smith and Alan Yoder
Ed and Venus Zaron

In Kind Donors

Benefit Auctions 360
David and Shawn Filippi
Hennebery Eddy Architects
Rob Lee and Tamra Dereiko
Perkins Coie
Walker Road Limited Partnership

Alumni Legacy Fund

Launched at the close of the 2014-15 school year, graduating families were presented with the option of turning their (perhaps forgotten) program deposit, or a portion thereof, into a charitable gift to fund scholarships.


Matthew and Whitney Alfrey
Oliver Brennan and Liz Valentine
Emily Patterson Jones and Eric Jones
Colleen McCormack and Leslie Powers
Narda and Ulysses Sherman

Mad Men

Spring Auction Event

Sponsors and Advertisers

Gold Sponsors

Hennebery Eddy Architects
Speros Homer & Katie Reich
Steve & Mary Marsh
Swinerton Builders
Jeremy & Eden Thiessen

Wine Sponsor

Aspen Capital

Silver Sponsors

Capital Pacific Bank
James and Marisa Mercer

After Party Sponsors

Rob Lee & Tamra Dereiko

Event Sponsor

Hedgehog Tree Care, Inc.

Golden Ticket Sponsor

Kennedy Dental

Classroom Group Projects Sponsor

Kelsall Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.

Silent Auction Sponsors

Chapin Family
Hollywood Children's Dentistry
Leonard Adams Insurance
Jeff Olson & Sarah Dervan
Overlook Tree Preservation
Vet to Pet


Aleda Fitness
Whitney & Matthew Alfrey
Andrea Nicholas Cakes
Don & Jennifer Arancibia
Alana & Craig Armstrong
Aspen Capital
Baker & Spice
Zane Ball & Cara Lacy
Bamboo Sushi
Blush Beauty Bar
Tanya Barham
Katie Bayer
Bella Stella
Benefit Auctions 360
Bergstrom Wines
Betsy & Iya
Jessica Bickford
Pam Bishop
Boke Bowl West
Bolt Fabric Boutique
Marcelo & Micia Bonta
Darren Bottinelli & Andrea Frasca
Jennifer & Barry Bradie
Gretchen Bradley
Bernd Brandle & Anya Bailis
Valdez Bravo & Marie Lo
Breken Kitchen
Oliver Brennan & Liz Valentine
Georganne Brennan & Jim Schrupp
Geoff & Meredith Brown
Kevin & Brooke Burnett
Melanie Busdon & Barrett Reiner
Nick Byers & Amy Perenchio
Denise Bynoe
Cheron & Craig Calder
Capital Pacific Bank
Brent Carpenter & Nina Sutter
Nate & Corinne Celko

Donors Continued

Bernard Chamberlain & Aukjen Ingraham
Suong Chao
Chapin Family
Joanne & Danny Cherian
Child's Play Toys
Jason & Kara Chupp
Jamian Cobbett & Jacqueline Sella Cobbett
Cloie Cohen
Russell Cohen
Steve Cooney and Renee James
Dawn Cowan & Ian Fabik
Crow and Salty Teacup at the Bridge
Matt Curtis & Anne Nichols
Darcelle XV Showplace
Frank Dausz & Kathi Duckworth
Leland Davis & Emily Nicholson
Shelly de Greeve & Jake Sullivan
Dan de Vriend
Tommy Dewland & Ilse Larson
Denise Dodge von Maur
Stephen & Tanya Doubleday
Downtown Self Storage-Solheim Paul, LLC
Earthquake Tech
Evan Egener & Jane Heaton
Egg Press
Emily & Ben Ip
Erika Huffman Photography
Amy Eshelby
Ever Green Farm
Steve & Leah Farrell
Shawn & David Filippi
Mollyanne & Patrick Fleming
Colin Fogarty & Stephanie Wiant
Forge and Fire
Bruce Frederick
Lindsay & Rory Fuerst
Furry Godmothers
Garnish Apparel
Michael Graham
Grand Central Baking Company

Donors Continued

Susan & Chris Gray
Green Gables Design and Restoration
Laurence & Shir Grisanti
Byron Groves & Elke Kurtz
Susan & Paul Harris
Hedgehog Tree Care, Inc.
Hennebery Eddy Architects
Hollywood Children's Dentistry
Speros Homer & Katie Reich
Jay & America Hopson
Jeff Horacek
Stephanie Houston
Andrew Hoyer & Gwen Busby
Erika Huffman
Alex & Mackenzie Hughes
Joe & Shar Hunter
Leonoor Ingraham-Swets
Mike Jackson & Noelle Montano
Wendy Jackson
Devin Jagoda
Sarah Janjua
Jim Kennett & Britta Diettrich
Carol Johnson
Laura Johnson
Emily & Eric Jones
Aaron & Caroline Kahn
Edie & Sean Kahrhoff
Claire & Bradley Kalbaugh
Shamir Karkal & America Grau
Kysa & David Kelleher
Christen Kelly
Kelsall Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.
Karen Kelsall & Gerald Kennedy
Havlin & Dorothy Kemp
Alyson & Scott Kempton
Kennedy Dental
Erica Kessler, LMT
Nick & Dina Khoury
Lauren & Tom Kilbane
Kiva Tea Bar & Spa
Heather & Randy Koch

Donors Continued

June Yu Lam
Darcy & TJ Lambert
Greg & Jen Lawrence
Rob Lee & Tamra Dereiko
Leonard Adams Insurance
Rena Lev-Bass
Brandi & Karl Lisle
Lauren & Ryan Loosveldt
Stephanie & Joseph Lore
Lumberyard Bike Park
Bill & Jenn Lynch
Chuck & Georgene Lynch
Jennifer Lyons & Anthony Bradvica
Mabel & Zora
Izabela Maciolek
Erin MacLeod
Magnum Opus
Mako The Children's Shop
Steve & Mary Marsh
Yuki Martin
Marco Materazzi & Aya Morton
Nathan McBee & Qi Wang
James McDermott & Nancy Coronado
Dayna McErlean
Jon & Angela McGrew
Dick McPartland & Mary-Lynne Monroe
Ursula Melvin
James and Marisa Mercer
Jim & Joy Meyers
Mimosa Studios
Mississippi Pizza Pub
Kourosh & Karin Mohtadi
Janet & Greg Moore
Lindley & Corrine Morton
Matt & Courtaney Morton
Sharie & JP Moss
Mt. Hood Meadows
Dondee Murray & Michael Ceriello
Museum of Contemporay Craft
Laura Napruszewski

Donors Continued

New Renaissance Bookshop
New Seasons Market
Analyn Nguyen
Jackie Nguyen
Andrea & Jason Nicholas
Bob Niemack & Ann Hassett
Noah's Arf
Jeff & Susan Nordstrom
Northwest Portland International Hostel
Northwest Children's Theater and School
Beth & Roy Notowitz
Daveen Novak
Mark & Alessandra Novak
Rachel & Michael Novak
Patrick & Heidi O'Neill
Kaoru Ogihara Lee & Francis Lee
Jeff Olson & Sarah Dervan
Oregon Culinary Institute
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Oregon Symphony
OSO Market & Bar
Overlook Tree Preservation
Bruce Palmer & Farzaneh Mobayen
Anton Pardini & Christiane Millinger
Yoona Park & Tom Johnson
Abigail & Andrew Paul
Brian & Kathy Paxton
Christine & Chris Peabody
Pearl Bakery
Pedal Bike Tours
Sharon Perkins
Pigtails and Pinwheels
Pink Martini
Scott Piscitello & Chandra Emery
Pizzicato Pizza
Por Que No Taqueria
Portland Center Stage
Portland Indoor Soccer
Portland Pearl Orthodontics
Portland Trail Blazers
Sarah & Jeffrey Post-Holmberg

Donors Continued

Pratt & Larson Tile
Tassie Pringle
Sue Pritzker
Allyson & Tim Purcell
Karl Rapfogel & Jane Anne Morton
Robb Rathe & Erin Moeschler
Rejuvenation, Inc.
Chris and Julie Richards
Patrick & Kristin Roach
Kristie & Matt Robley
Rose Rodgers & AJ Ralston
Lauren & Ewan Rose
Nick & Jacqueline Rothenberg
Chris Rozell
Ahson Saeed & Maryam Moussaoui
Melanie Schalock
Rebecca & David Schroeder
Steve and Sally Schroeder
Stephen & Sarah Schwarz
Katrina & Michael Scotto di Carlo
Kristen & Brian Seidman
Kia & Robert Selley
Ulysses & Narda Sherman
Liling Sherry
Rachel Shields
Anastasia & Jim Shulevitz
Jenny Siebenaler
Simpatica Dining Hall
Eveliina Sinisalo
Skin by Julene Renee
Michael Smith & Stephanie Murphy

Donors Continued

Smith Teamaker
Tricia & Charles Smith
Sniff Dog Hotel
Robert & Ann Sola
Andrew Solomon & Julia Peteet
Raj Srinivasan & Anita Iyenger
Mark Stevenson
Annie & Cameron Stewart
Storr's Smokehouse
Campbell Salgado Studio
Swinerton Builders
T Project
Sally & Luke Tansill
Wendi Taylor
The Bar Method Portland
The Merry Kitchen
The Nines
Jeremy & Eden Thiessen
Claire Thile
Kevin & Jeanette Thomas
Judy Thomas
Maren Thomas & Albert McDonnell
Abby Tibbs & Kenji Nozaki
Liz Tilbury
Misty & Derek Tompoles
Wanderlust Tours
Tropical Salvage
Brad Trost & Lis Charman
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
Dr. Jenny Tufenkian

Donors Continued

Suzanne Tufenkian
Sona Tufenkian
Tumbleweed Boutique
Marlene Turner
John & Caryn Urata
Mark & Judith Valen
Chuck Veneklase & Michelle Bobowick
Vet to Pet
Paulina Vidal-Herrera
Zoey & Jeff Wagner
Eliot Wajskol & Amy Schulties
Nancy Walker
Thomas & Rhianna Walton
Hilary & David Wang
Cameron Warren & Ramya Fernando
Marta Weber
Amy Weinstein
John Wells
Johnna Wells & Scott Conger
Randy Wells
Becca Werlin
Darcy West
Merri & Jimmy Whipps
Scott & Elisa Wickstrom
Paul & Leah Williams
Willowbrook Arts Camp
Anna & Daniel Wilson
Deborah & Damian Wise
Jay Wise
Craig Wollen & Cari Coyer
Wonder Puppy
Jack & Wanda Wynne
Samantha Yimsut
Venus & Ed Zaron
Zigzag Mountain Farm


Childpeace Montessori has made every effort to check the accuracy of the information in this report. Acknowledgement lists include gifts received and names appear as requested on donation materials or in official school materials. We sincerely regret any errors or omissions that have escaped our scrutiny. Childpeace values every contribution and greatly appreciates your support.