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A Message from our Founders

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, founders of Cedar Montessori School, shared a very touching and heartfelt message. We feel it important for all of our Cedar Montessori School parents and friends to hear how Mrs. Kelly Thorpe has impacted our school. Mrs. Thorpe has been with our school for over 30 years! Thank you for taking the time to honor Mrs. Thorpe. She truly is a blessing to Cedar Montessori School.

Please read below. 

          From: Marsha Marshall

Date: Monday, May 17, 2010

Thanks for honoring her. Give her our love....
Marsha and Roy and Stevie and Chris

Congratulations, Ms. Thorpe! We sure have come a long way since the days at the storefront school on Davis Boulevard. 

There really are no words to describe what Ms. Thorpe means to us and to Cedar Montessori. As one of our very first employees, she has worn many hats through the years. From after school caregiver to primary classroom assistant to establishing our very first Montessori environment for the smallest of our students, the toddlers. When the time came for Mason to enter that program that was so dear to her heart, she gracefully moved to the front office to assist the school administration. 

For 25 years, Ms. Thorpe has been the glue that holds us together. She is the one that everyone turns to for help and answers. We cannot count the number of times Ms. Thorpe has been the one to stay late to make sure it all gets done and the one who just jumps in to help when and where she sees it is needed. Even when her personal plate is overloaded with responsibilities, Ms. Thorpe has always found the time to be there for everyone else. Without her dedication and commitment to the children and families of Collier County, Cedar Montessori School would not be what it is today. 
We send our heartfelt thanks to you, Kelly for being our history, for continuing the work in the present and for guaranteeing there will be a future for Cedar Montessori.