Parker Woods Montessori announces the dedication of a bench, designed and created by a local metal artist, Kate Demske, in honor of a former CPS Montessori teacher and friend of Parker Woods Montessori, Jennifer Koster.
Jennifer significantly impacted the lives of many children throughout her lifetime. Prior to her death in 2012, Jennifer dedicated many hours of her time to the school. She was integral in the purchase and preparation of outside pots for planting, ran the Scholastic Book Fair for numerous years, worked as a substitute teacher, was a member of our LSDMC and served on the Design Team helping to determine the color scheme in the building, various design elements throughout the building and the design of a circular garden outside the school building.
Upon the passing of Jennifer’s mother, the Koster family made a generous donation to the Winton Montessori Foundation, now Parker Woods Montessori, which was to be used to create and maintain an outside learning environment for children across the ages as well as to beautify the school itself. It was through this donation that we were able to purchase the bench and plaque in her honor.
Please join us on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Parker Woods Montessori as we dedicate this bench in honor of our friend, Jennifer Koster.
Respectfully Submitted by Melissa A. Ridley
October 21, 2014