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Montessori Turns Ten At The Mount
Rachel Louchen reports from Lenox. On Thursday, May 26, The Montessori School of the Berkshires commemorated its tenth anniversary with a gala at The Mount to raise proceeds for the school’s financial aid fund. The beautiful grounds of Edith Wharton’s former home created the perfect backdrop for the evening, which featured moving and hilarious narratives performed by parents and Montessori faculty members during a standup storytelling performance. Storytelling was the theme of the gala, and “story stations” scattered around the property encouraged guests to interview each other and to create prose. Post literary fun, there were tasting stations by Kate Baldwin, cocktails from Berkshire Mountain Distillery and party tunes from DJ BFG. [Above, Sarah Ober director of advancement and communications with Todd Covert, co-founder and head of school.]
Elementary program guide Gussie Greer with Peter Greer; Montessori parents Dan Neilson and John Coyle.
Gabriel Squailia a.k.a. DJ BFG (a future Montessori parent) spun at the event, here with Sara Mugridge, admission coordinator and art specialist; Jennifer Knodler and Leia Bibiloni-Nelson, afterschool coordinator.