OUR TEACHERS

“My favorite part of multi-age is developing a deep and meaningful relationship with my students and their families,” says teacher Emily Korrell. “The children experience significant academic and social/emotional growth, particularly in the second year, because they feel so safe and comfortable.”.

Creating Confident Learners

RVC teachers are innovators, committed to a model of progressive education that emphasizes deep inquiry and exploration in a multi-age environment. Two years with each child allows RVC teachers to create optimal learning environments that build upon strengths and support the whole child.

Core academic skills are woven into play, investigation, performance and art. RVC teachers transport students through time and space to immerse them, mind and body, in learning. As classrooms are converted into forests, oceans, castles and caves, learning becomes relevant, memorable and fun.

At RVC:

  • Teachers look for ways to say “YES” to curiosity-driven ideas, projects and approaches.
  • Teachers recognize “failures” as learning opportunities. Out-of-the-box thinking and safe risks are encouraged.
  • Teachers challenge children to ask critical thinking questions as they seek, explore and find solutions.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents and students collaborate with one another to create an inclusive community of learning and trust.

“I’ve learned so much about kids and parenting from watching RVC teachers in action. Rather than fix, they encourage. . . they answer with questions. I love watching smiles appear as kids realize they can solve their own problems.”

– Angela Vidinsky, MAP alumni

The RVC Staff

RVC staff includes core classroom teachers

  • TK / K / 1st grade
  • 2nd / 3rd grade
  • 4th / 5th grade

Special Needs Educators

  • Special Education Teacher
  • English Language Development Teacher
  • Intervention Teacher
  • Family Outreach and Support Coordinator

Other Program Teachers

  • Spanish Language
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Parent Volunteers

The door is always open at RVC. Parents are welcome to watch, and encouraged to get involved. Whether helping with math games, supporting new readers, supervising a building project, planting a garden, or serving on the Leadership Council, parent volunteers are a vital part of the RVC community.

Parents who cannot volunteer during the school day often take home projects or participate in evening or weekend events. Parents are not required to volunteer. However, many parents find that their lives, and those of their children, are enriched when they are able to do so.