I would like to share with you sad news. Madeleine J. Justus, the founder of Montessori Academy and Montessori Institute for Teacher Education at Spring Valley, the first Montessori program in the Pacific North West in 1951, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday night. She was 99.5 years old. She survived two World Wars and the Holocaust to come to the West Coast and spread the Montessori Method.
Our whole Montessori Community is sad with the news but her legacy , her wisdom and her teachings will continue with the young generation of teachers learning from us who learned from Mrs. Justus . If you would like to see some of Mrs. Justus’s pictures you can go to Spring Valley website, https://www.facebook.com/SVM1951/
If you have any pictures with Mrs. Justus or some memories, please share with us at Justus@springvalley.org