It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that Countryside Co-Founder
passed away peacefully in her home yesterday.
With husband, Frank, Annette was a pioneer in progressive education founding Countryside Montessori School (now Countryside Day School) in 1967. Annette was beloved by countless families and educators for her vision of and deep passion for education, her kind heart, her candid communication, and her indomitable spirit. While we mourn her passing, we celebrate the extraordinary legacy she leaves behind: an amazing independent school and community deeply dedicated to supporting families raise children of fine character.
Annette requested that her immediate family celebrate her life and honor her passing privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to her life's work and passion, Countryside Day School.
Warmly, Wendy Calise