My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Northfield Montessori, Northfield, MN, USA
I love that Northfield Montessori not only provides safe care for my kids but it provides whole-person education for children ages 6 weeks-6 years. My son came home yesterday and told me that his preschool teachers were starting a unit on emotions. He was able to identify his feelings and give examples of when he feels angry, scared, or happy. I think this is an incredible, valuable lesson for a 4 year old. Additionally, my son is learning to read, my daughters learned basic sign language as infants, and they all know their colors and numbers. Most importantly, Northfield Montessori stresses the importance of being a good community partner through its partnerships with other non-profits in the community. It's so important to us that our children learn how important it is to treat others with dignity and respect and Northfield Montessori has taught them this.
Review for Laura Baker School Association, Northfield, MN, USA
Serving on the LBSA Board of Trustees has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. LBSA's mission is to enable its clients to live their best, most fulfilling lives. I am so proud to help enable LBSA to realize its mission through my involvement with the LBSA Board of Trustees. LBSA's longstanding history of providing exceptional support and care to its clients has made LBSA a pillar of the Northfield community.
Our Executive Director (Sandi Gerdes) is second to none. She not only has an incredible grasp on the issues that face LBSA day-to-day but an inspiring vision for LBSA's future. Sandi both walks the walk and she talks the talk. It's not uncommon to see Sandi at local establishments visiting with clients and families in the evenings and on weekends. The clients and the organization are so important to Sandi.
This organization and its people are something truly special.