Annual Report Message

The 2015-16 school year at Childpeace was focused on securing our present state in order to proactively plan for the future. While the day-to-day life of the school and work of the children continued with its normal buzz, the Board of Trustees and Administration made plans for the growth and stability of the school. The close collaboration of the board and administration assured that Childpeace would achieve its operational and strategic goals. 

As Childpeace approached the 10-year anniversary of the purchase of our Thurman Street campus, work continued in committee to prepare for a refinance as well as the purchase of the Savier Street middle school building. The refinance, which was in process as the 15-16 fiscal year ended, would also procure funds for long-term facility maintenance.

Emergency planning was ongoing at Childpeace. The Administration continued its work with consultants to upgrade and simplify the school’s emergency plan. We successfully facilitated a full-school evacuation drill. The staff and students of Childpeace conducted themselves in an outstanding and professional manner, setting the foundation for future emergency response success. 

Childpeace had contemplated the addition of a third Upper Elementary class for several years and a decision to establish a new class was finalized in the Spring of 2016. Enrollment and financial projections were developed and plans were drawn for the renovation of the loft area of the main building. The work of contractors began with the expectation that the new classroom would increase enrollment while reaching an optimal class size in all Upper Elementary classes by the 17-18 fiscal year. 

The Board of Trustees continued its support of the Equity and Justice Committee with the intention of expanding awareness of our community’s strengths and challenges in creating a healthy and inclusive community. A NAIS Equity survey was sent to all families, staff, and students in the upper grades.

As the school year came to an end, our community looked forward to all Montessori Guides continuing in their tenure with the school, the addition of a new classroom and an expanded Spanish program. Childpeace had successfully completed 39 years of service to the Portland Community and the school prepared to celebrate a 40th. 

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

Warmest regards,
Sue Pritzker & Bill Lynch

Sue Pritzker
Head of School

Bill Lynch
Board President

Board of Trustees and Advisors

Bill Lynch

Vice Chair
Elisa Wickstrom

Karin Mohtadi

David Filippi
Rebecca Schroeder
Janet Moore
Ewan Rose
Patrick Roach
Mitch Plaat
Katie Reich
Rachel Shields

Nancy Davis
Bernd Brandle
Erin LeBlanc
Ulysses Sherman


64 Staff Members

The quality of staff at Childpeace is the foundation for the school’s success. Childpeace Guides and assistants are selected for their professional talents and their constant and loving concern for the children in their charge.

The trained Montessori Guide is an artful organizer of experiences for the child to discover, process and practice. Constant and ongoing observation by the Guide is the foundation of the Montessori program. All Childpeace Guides are fully trained and certified through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Most of our Guides hold Masters degrees in education. In addition, elementary and middle school students have access to specialists in many fields including Spanish language, nutrition, physical education and arts education.

During the 2015-16 school year, Childpeace employed 64 regular staff members and substitues.

Tuition Assistance

$68,884 Awarded to 20 Students

In 2015-16, a total of $68,884 was awarded to 20 students through our tuition assistance programs, including short-term assistance.

Childpeace Enrollment

Metro Montessori

11% Increase in Enrollment

In the 2015-16 school year, the program saw a 11% increase in enrollment from the previous year, serving 40 students.

Metro Montessori 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.

Financial Results

3709 Volunteer Hours

We thank the hundreds of parents, grandparents, community members and students who contributed their time and talents serving Childpeace in 2015-16.

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.

3709 is the total number of reported volunteer hours for 2015-16.


$232,147 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 2015-16, the Childpeace community contributed $232,147 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, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Annual Appeal Donors

In 2015-16, Annual Appeal donors contributed unrestricted gifts and restricted funds for scholarships and for Metro Montessori.

Leadership Circle

Anonymous (2)
Don and Jenn Arancibia
Jennifer and Barry Bradie
Leland Davis and Emily Nicholson
David and Shawn Filippi
Mollyanne and Patrick Flemming
Bruce and Kate Frederick
Laurence and Shir Grisanti
Emily and Ben Ip
Renee James and Steve Cooney
Aaron and Caroline Kahn
Karen Kelsall and Gerald Kennedy
Rob Lee and Tamra Dereiko
Bill and Jenn Lynch
Mary and Steve Marsh
Farzaneh Mobayen and Bruce Palmer
Erin Moeschler and Robb Rathe
Beth and Roy Notowitz
Emily and Josh Oliva
Katie Reich and Speros Homer
Ewan and Lauren Rose
Rebecca and David Schroeder
Ulysses and Narda Sherman
Liz Tilbury
Margaret Tilbury
David and Hilary Wang
Elisa and Scott Wickstrom


Sara Adams
The Alfreys
Anonymous (26)
Jennifer and Don Arancibia
Madeleine Budnick and Brian Armstrong
Bradley Bachulis and Jenny Tilson
Rory Banyard and Jenny Tufenkian
Barbara Beebe
Katrina Bell
Birch Family Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey
Pamela Bishop
The Bledsoes
Sergio Bolanos and Tonya Lippert
Brad and Veronica Bolinger
Margaret Kaveny and Philip Bolton
Andrea Frasca and Darren Bottinelli
Jennifer and Barry Bradie

Donors Continued

Gretchen Bradley
Anya Bailis and Bernd Brandle
Bruce and Joyce Brown
Geoffrey and Meredith Brown
Deanna Burger
Patricia Burgess
Brooke and Kevin Burnett
Cheron and Craig Calder
Stephanie and Eric Carlson
Nina Sutter and Brent Carpenter
Ursula Melvin and Charles Carroll
Pat and Jerry Carthy
Caitlin Smith Cecala and Alex Cecala
Corinne and Nate Celko
In Honor of Nadia and Sophia Murray Ceriello
Aukjen Ingraham and Bernard Chamberlain
Steve and Mary Chapin
Barbara Charman
Jacqueline Sella Cobbett and Jamian Cobbett
Joseph Cole and Elizabeth Verner-Cole
Scott, Johnna, and Wrenne Conger
Cook Family
Renee James and Steve Cooney
Julie Ryles-Crimin and Josh Crimin
Matt Curtis and Anne Nichols
Kris and Courtney Dausz
Caitlin and Zachary Davis
Jason Davis and Nancy Davis
Emily Nicholson and Leland Davis III
Michelle de Greeve and Jacob Sullivan
Dan de Vriend
Amara Holstein/Mark Deggeller
Pip and Evan Denhart
Dewland Family
John Dieter and Suzanne Hallerman
Amanda Donigan Gibbs
Stephen and Tanya Doubleday
Matthew B. Drake
eBay Matching Gift
Jamie Edwards
Jennifer Coffman and Todd Eisenberg
Sierra Enright
Jonathan Erickson and Allison Astrella
Amy Eshelby
Estelle Imports
Dawn Cowan and Ian Fabik
The Felstiners
David and Shawn Filippi
Mollyanne and Patrick Fleming
M.David and Gina Fleschner
Colin Fogarty and Stephanie Wiant
Bruce Frederick

Donors Continued

Kevin Fuller and Erin MacLeod
Kimberly and Joshua Gardner
Gates-Valdez Family
Greg Geist
Teri and Christopher Gelber
Lori Geller
Ivy Gibson and Joe FitzPatrick
Cynthia and Ralph Gilliam
Darren and Dina Glassman
Godoy-Avello Family
Faith Graham
Michael Graham
Shir and Laurence Grisanti
Byron Groves and Elizabeth Kurtz
Ben Hall and Laura Hall
Susan, Paul, and Max Harris
Amalia Held
Aimee and Josiah Henley
Hlavacka Family
Kirsten Brady and Greg Hoffman
John and Karen Hoke
Speros Homer and Katie Reich
Karen Marrongelle and Brian Hopkins
Jay and America Hopson
Erika Huffman and Eirik Nielsen
Mackenzie and Alex Hughes
Melissa Hurley and Michael Davis
Intel Matching Gift
Jackson Family
Noelle Montano and Michael Jackson
Sofia and Brian Jamison
Donald Jans
Carol and Whitford Johnson
Laura Johnson
Yoona Park and Tom Johnson
Emily Patterson Jones and Eric Jones
A.B. and Mary Jordan
Oanh and Jim Jordan
Bill and Suzie Kabeiseman
Noriyuki and Takayo Kadota
Caroline and Aaron Kahn
Edith and Sean Kahrhoff
Claire and Bradley Kalbaugh
Sheena and Raman Kansal
Dan Kelley and Maura Mahon
Havlin and Dorothy Kemp
Scott and Alyson Kempton
Gerald Kennedy and Karen Kelsall
Britta Diettrich and Jim Kennett
Nick and Dina Khoury
Thomas and Lauren Kilbane
John Kin and Frances Durcan
Heather and Randy Koch

Donors Continued

Sara and Ed Kurtz
Susan Dancer and James Lang
Alena and Benjamin Lauritsen
Greg and Jennifer Lawrence
Benjamin and Erin LeBlanc
Lisa Lee
Tamra Dereiko and Rob Lee
Rena Lev-Bass
Lance Lindsay
Karl and Brandi Lisle
Valdez Bravo and Marie Lo
The Look Family
Stephanie and Joseph Lore
The Losch Family
Jennifer and Bill Lynch
Erica Kessler and Michael Mankowski
Riel Manriquez and Tiffany Wu
Steve and Mary Marsh
Aya Morton and Marco Materazzi
Mary and Oscar Mayer
Nathan McBee and Qi Wang
Nicole McConnell
Karin Immergut and Jim McDermott
Jim and Laura McDermott
Julie and Scott McGee
Kevin and Erin McGovney
The Mercers
Hedgehog Tree Care, Inc.
Yaya and Hideki Mineyama
Kourosh and Karin Mohtadi
Greg and Janet Moore
Susan Mortimer
Lindley Morton and Corrine Oishi
Sharie and JP Moss
Julee Bean and Dylan Moxness
Hrag Nassanian and Narnia Wiborg
Network for Good
News Corp
Hieu and Analyn Nguyen
Andrea and Jason Nicholas
Nike Matching Gift (3)
Jeff and Susan Nordstrom
Beth and Roy Notowitz
Alessandra and Mark Novak
Abby Tibbs and Kenji Nozaki
Patrick and Heidi O'Neill
Eli and Timothy O’Brien
Kimberly Oda
Emily and Josh Oliva
Jeff Olson and Sarah Dervan

Donors Continued

Deanna Chang and Luke Olszewski
Swan Paik and Rod Ewald
Farzaneh Mobayen and Bruce Palmer
Christiane Millinger and Anton Pardini
Grace Lee-Park and Eric Park
Abigail and Andrew Paul
Kathy and Brian Paxton
Christopher and Christine Peabody
Cameron and Angelica Pearson
Julia Peteet and Andrew Solomon
Kimberly McAlear and Mitch Plaat
Post-Holmberg Family
Anita and Rick Press
Josh and Kathy Prewitt
Sue Pritzker
Kristin Pugmire
Allyson and Tim Purcell
Erin Moeschler and Robb Rathe
Chris Reavis
Melanie Busdon and Barrett Reiner
Paul Ribbing and Stephanie Houston
Chris and Julie Richards
Daniel Richmond
Patrick and Kristin Roach
Eve Roberts
Rose Rodgers and AJ Ralston
Anna Karlsson and Geoff Rogers
Lauren and Ewan Rose
Ahson Saeed and Maryam Moussaoui
Melanie and Adam Schalock
Rebecca and David Schroeder
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Schwarz
Stephen and Sarah Schwarz
Elizabeth and Tim Schwarz
Katrina and Michael Scotto di Carlo
Seidman Family
Dan and Deborah Self
James and Lisa Selman
Jennifer and James Shannon
Sheep Meadow Foundation
Ulysses and Narda Sherman
Liling and John Sherry
Rob and Rachel Shields
Jim and Anastasia Shulevitz
Jenny Siebenaler
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Charles and Tricia Smith
Jan and Douglas Smith
Anita Iyenger and Raj Srinivasan
Savonn Wyland and Brian Staab
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc

Donors Continued

Norma and Andy Steiner
Annie Stewart
Nicholas Stocco and Emily McKenna
Christopher and Mireille Suarez
Carol Suzuki
Sarah and Douglas Tansill
Michael and Peggy Taylor
Eden and Jeremy Thiessen
Kevin and Jeanette Thomas
Marcia Thomas
Albert McDonnell and Maren Thomas
Liz Tilbury
Margaret Tilbury
Derek and Misty Tompoles
Nicole Johnson and Marc Torrey
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
Paulina Vidal-Herrera
Vu Family
Zoey and Jeffrey Wagner
Amy Schulties and Eliot Wajskol
Jeremy and Mianca Wakefield
Nancy Walker and Peter Johnson
Rhianna and Thomas Walton
David and Hilary Wang
Jim Watkins and Arthur Hung
Webb Family
Angel Gray and Eric Weeks
Amy Weinstein
Joshua Weinstein and Elizabeth Ruethling
Tasha Bollermann and Joseph West
Wetsel Family
Julie and David Wheeler
Merri and Jimmy Whipps
Karen White
Elisa and Scott Wickstrom
Matt and Paula Williams
Paul and Leah Williams
The Wilson Family
Wise Family
Craig Wollen and Cari Coyer
Andy Yasuhara
Darren Yee
Samantha Yimsut
Jeff Yonover
John and Carol Zamba
Venus and Ed Zaron

Foundational In Kind Donors

Artists Repertory Theater
Bogs Footwear
Boke Bowl
Castaway Portland
Child's Play Toys
Dthree Productions
Furry Godmothers
Iron Giant, LLC
Jenn Louis
Olympia Provisions
Pro Photo Supply
Sunshine Tavern
The Colony

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.


Jennifer and Barry Bradie
Susan Dancer and James Lang
Havlin and Dorothy Kemp
Erica Kessler and Michael Mankowski
Craigan Usher and Carrie Milligan
Anna and Daniel Wilson



Spring Fundraiser

Sponsors and Advertisers

Silver Sponsors

Swinerton Builders

Bronze Sponsor

Green Gables Design and Restoration
Hedge Hog Tree Care, Inc.
Kelsall Chiropractic Clinc, P.C.
Liz Tilbury
Magnum Opus
Mari Design

Endorsing Sponsor

Cascade Women's Health
Hennebery Eddy Architects
Pacific Continental Bank

Sustaining Sponsor

Breken Kitchen
Brian Hopkins and Karen Marrongelle
Caitlin Smith Cecala & Alex Cecala
Chuck Veneklase and Michelle Bobowick
Clear Innovations
Expert Auto Repair
Foundational Sponsors
Leonard Adams Insurance
Northwest Portland International Hostel
Sunshine State
The Closet Factory/Wall Beds of Oregon
Turn Design LLC
Western Wood Structures


Don and Jennifer Arancibia
Pedro Godoy and Dalia Avello
Brad Bachulis and Jenny Tilson
Rory Banyard and Jenny Tufenkian
Rich Baranzano
Pam Bishop
Ryan Bledsoe and Brooke Wells
Claire Bollinger
Philip Bolton and Meg Kaveny
Darren Bottinelli and Andrea Frasca
Jennifer and Barry Bradie
Gretchen Bradley
Bernd Brandle and Anya Bailis
Geoff and Meredith Brown
Patricia Burgess
Melanie Busdon and Barrett Reiner
Denise Bynoe
Cheron and Craig Calder
Stephanie and Eric Carlson
Brent Carpenter and Nina Sutter
Bernard Chamberlain and Aukjen Ingraham
Jason and Kara Chupp
Jamian Cobbett and Jacqueline Sella Cobbett
Jenny Coffman and Todd Eisenberg
Cloie Cohen
Joe Cole and Elizabeth Verner-Cole
Kristen Connor
Erin and David Cook
Steve Cooney and Renee James
Dawn Cowan and Ian Fabik
Josh Crimin and Julie Ryles-Crimin
Matt Curtis and Anne Nichols
Kris and Courtney Dausz
Leland Davis and Emily Nicholson
Shelly de Greeve and Jake Sullivan
Dan de Vriend and Tammy Lee
Tommy Dewland and Ilse Larson
Simon Dietsch and Jeanne Robinson
Denise Dodge von Maur

Donors Continued

Amanda Donigan and Colin Gibbs
Robyn and Andrew Downs
Timothy Eddy
Jon Erickson and Alli Astrella
Amy Eshelby and Jay Wise
Shawn and David Filippi
Joe FitzPatrick and Ivy Gibson
Mollyanne and Patrick Fleming
Colin Fogarty and Stephanie Wiant
Bruce and Kate Frederick
Paige Frederick
Lindsay and Rory Fuerst
Furry Godmothers
Joshua and Kimberly Gardner
Lori Geller
Aaron Gilman
Glenn Goodfellow
Laurence and Shir Grisanti
Byron Groves and Elke Kurtz
Laura Hall
Jon Held and Lisa Ferreira
Aimee Henley
Speros Homer and Katie Reich
Jay and America Hopson
Stephanie Houston and Paul Ribbing
Hrag Nassanian and Narnia Wiborg
Alex and Mackenzie Hughes
Ben and Emily Ip
Wendy Jackson
Devin Jagoda
Sarah Janjua
Jim Kennett and Britta Diettrich
Carol Johnson
Laura Johnson
Tim Johnson and Marie Selby
Emily and Eric Jones
Mike and Sara Jordan
Oanh Jordan
Phil and Carol Juckeland
Norituki Kadota

Donors Continued

Aaron and Caroline Kahn
Dan Kelley and Maura Mahon
Karen Kelsall and Gerald Kennedy
Havlin and Dorothy Kemp
Erica Kessler and Michael Mankowski
Nick and Dina Khoury
Lauren and Tom Kilbane
John Kin and Frances Durcan
Heather and Randy Koch
Missy and Seth Ladygo
Darcy and TJ Lambert
Jim Lang and Sue Dancer
Alena Lauritsen
Greg and Jen Lawrence
Marena Lear
Rob Lee and Tamra Dereiko
Ruth Lee
Rena Lev-Bass and Adam Boomer
Lauren and Ryan Loosveldt
Paul and Moira Losch
Bill and Jenn Lynch
Jennifer Lyons and Anthony Bradvica
Laurel and Jon MacDonald
Izabela Maciolek
Marco Materazzi and Aya Morton
James McDermott and Nancy Coronado
Jon and Angela McGrew
James and Marisa Mercer
Jim and Joy Meyers
Kourosh and Karin Mohtadi
Janet and Greg Moore
Priscilla Moss
Sharie and JP Moss
Dylan Moxness and Julee Bean
Dondee Murray and Michael Ceriello
Analyn Nguyen
Andrea and Jason Nicholas
Beth and Roy Notowitz
Mark and Alessandra Novak
Rachel and Michael Novak
Kimberly Oda and Eddie Frager
Josh and Emily Oliva

Donors Continuted

Donald Oliver and Melissa Oliver-Janiak
Jeff Olson and Sarah Dervan
Luke Olszewski and Deanna Chang
Rachel Ostroy
Maia and Emre Ozguc
Swan Paik and Rod Ewald
Bruce Palmer and Farzaneh Mobayen
Yoona Park and Tom Johnson
Abigail and Andrew Paul
Brian and Kathy Paxton
Christine and Chris Peabody
Scott Piscitello and Chandra Emery
Mitch Plaat and Kimberly McAlear
Deb and Charley Pratt
Sue Pritzker
Kristin Pugmire
Allyson and Tim Purcell
Karl Rapfogel and Jane Anne Morton
Robb Rathe and Erin Moeschler
Chris and Julie Richards
Kamarin Ring
Patrick and Kristin Roach
Kristie and Matt Robley
Rose Rodgers and AJ Ralston
Lauren and Ewan Rose
Nick and Jacqueline Rothenberg
Chris Rozell
Becca Sachs
Ahson Saeed and Maryam Moussaoui
Melanie Schalock
Rebecca and David Schroeder
Stephen and Sarah Schwarz
Kristen and Brian Seidman
Deborah and Dan Self
Ulysses and Narda Sherman
Liling and John Sherry
Rachel Shields
Anastasia and Jim Shulevitz
William and Sandra Silva
Jan and Douglas Smith
Michael Smith and Stephanie Murphy

Donors Continued

Tricia and Charles Smith
Norma and Andy Steiner
Nick Stocco and Emily McKenna
Chris and Mireille Suarez
Carol Suzuki
Kathy Swift
Sally and Luke Tansill
Wendi Taylor
The Ladd Group
Jeremy and Eden Thiessen
Kevin and Jeanette Thomas
Maren Thomas and Albert McDonnell
Michael Thrailkill and Laura Berrutti
Abby Tibbs and Kenji Nozaki
Margaret Tilbury
Misty and Derek Tompoles
Marc Torrey and Nicole Johnson
Sona Tufenkian
Paulina Vidal-Herrera
Zoey and Jeff Wagner
Eliot Wajskol and Amy Schulties
Nancy Walker
Hilary and David Wang
Cameron Warren and Ramya Fernando
Ryan and Caroline Wasell
Jim Watkins and Arthur Hung
Joshua Weinstein and Elizabeth Reuthling
Johnna Wells and Scott Conger
Andrea and Jess Wetsel
Merri and Jimmy Whipps
Karen White
Scott and Elisa Wickstrom
Paul and Leah Williams
Anna and Daniel Wilson
Drew Wise
Tommy Yasuhara
Samantha Yimsut
Jeff Yonover
John Young
Anthony Yun and Anna Cho
Tassie Zaluski
Venus and Ed Zaron


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.

Our Mission

To guide the development of the whole child, socially and academically, through the principles of AMI Montessori education in an urban setting.