River Valley is comprised of a variety of members and groups. Each constituency plays an important role in the functioning of the school.  School Administration includes the Director of the school, Jonnie Lyn Evans and the Assistant Director, Dan Bouchard.  The administrative team, along with the Special Education Coordinators, the Middle School Coordinator, the Technology Coordinator, and the Business Manager oversee the day to day operations of the school.  In addition, the school employs a full-time School Nurse, School Counselor, and a part-time School Psychologist. Coordinators representing each of the four school levels (kindergarten, lower elementary, upper elementary, and middle school), work closely with the administration and form the school's Management Team. 

Every grade K-6 classroom at River Valley is staffed with two adults: a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher. There is a Middle School Coordinator and middle school teachers who are content-specific (language arts, mathematics, humanities, and science). Our K-6 lead teachers are experienced Montessori teachers with Montessori training and/or certifications, and our assistant teachers have, or soon after hiring, receive Montessori training as well. Middle school staff are also Montessori trained. In 2020, we have additional programming to augment our curriculum during the enhanced requirements in place due to Covid-19.  

In addition to our Montessori professional staff, our faculty includes special education professionals and specialists in art, music, physical education, technology, and engineering.

Anne Adams
Speech Pathologist
Drew Balanoff
Outdoor Educator
Lee Biddle
E2 Assistant Teacher (with Ali Fields)
Dan Bouchard
Assistant Director
Tom Brace
Middle School Math Teacher
Christina Carico
E2 Special Education Teacher
Mary Carpenter
E2 Outdoor Educator
Lucinda Cathcart
Middle School Project group teacher
Anne Marie Clausen
Instructional Assistant
Deb Collins
K1 Assistant Teacher (with Brooke Guilbault)
Erin Cotton
Art Teacher
Emily Douglass
K1 Co-Teacher (with Nell Franchek)
David Draper
E2 Lead Teacher
Jill Eichhorst
Business Office- Bookkeeper
Jonathon Ellen
E2 Assistant Teacher (with Kristin Tufts)
Jonnie Lyn Evans
Executive Director
Katy Field
School Counselor
Ali Fields
E2 Lead Teacher
Nell Franchek
K1 Co-Lead Teacher (with Emily Gala)
Brooke Guilbault
K1 Lead Teacher (with Deb Collins)
Rebecca Hamel
E1 Lead Teacher
Morgan Harris
K1 Assistant Teacher
Betsy Howgate
Special Education Teacher- Middle School
Laura Hunt
Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher
Patti Innes
Special Education Coordinator/Teacher, grades K-3
Laine Ives
Engineering Teacher
Coby Jacobus
Physical Education Teacher
Pamela Jones
Technology Coordinator
Lizzy Keery
Assistant Teacher
Lisa Kelley
Special Education Coordinator/Teacher, grades 4-8
Joanne Lightfoot
MS Part Time Special Education Teacher
Ellen Link
E2 Outdoor Educator
Mary Lytle
Kinderhaus Lead Teacher
Beth Macquade
Middle School Math Teacher
Zach Martin
Assistant Teacher (with Mary McCormack)
Mary Mccormack
E2 Lead Teacher
Debra Mccrevan
Business Manager
Soraya Miri
Assistant Teacher (with Melanie O'Keefe)
Jane Noyes
E1 Lead Teacher
Melanie O’keefe
E1 Lead Teacher
Tricia O’leary
Office Administrator
Jane Patterson
Music and Choral Teacher
Karen Popken
E1 Lead Teacher
Jen Prince-moughan
Kimberly Putney
School Nurse
Chase Retrosi
Outdoor Educator
Eli Rosen
Middle School Humanities Teacher
Jennifer Ryan
School Psychologist
Rebecca Schwer
Middle School Science Teacher
Emma Shea
Remote Learning Specialist
Andrew Soracco
E2 Outdoor Educator
Michelle Soule
Administrative Assistant
Lynne Taylor
E1 Assistant Teacher
Kristin Tufts
E2 Lead Teacher
Colin Vandenburgh
Middle School Coordinator
Melissa Wilkinson
Instructional Assistant