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Montessori School Closes - Otto Retires

  • Written by Janice Otto

Dear SJI Community,

After starting and then directing the Children’s House Montessori School on San Juan Island for 32 years I have now retired.

I am honored to have known and shared time with so many young island children and their families in this community. They have given me untold joy and happiness. I now have many wonderful memories to keep me smiling!

I thank everyone who sent me photos and notes about their memories of CHMS. I have read and reread each one of them while remembering the 3or 4 year old - now a big kid or an adult.

I hope each alumni child and adult continues to be a life long learner with the kindness of an open mind and a willingness to listen.


Janice Otto