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Over 46% of faculty hold advanced degrees — our talented faculty are highly qualified; Toddler through elementary teachers have been trained through accredited programs and granted American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) teaching certificates.

19.2% of faculty come from diverse ethnic backgrounds (2023-24 school year).

Advancement Committee

Executive Board Committee

Riverbend School is a non-profit educational institution governed by its Board of Directors.

Directors are selected from the school community, and are typically parents of current or former students. The length of each Director’s term is a period of three years, subject to renewal. The primary responsibilities of the Board are to safeguard the financial stability of the school, to ensure that policies and operations adhere to the mission of the school and to evaluate the performance of the Head of School.

To contact the Board of Directors please email

Board Members

Children's House

Committee Chairs

Upper School



Join the Riverbend Alumni Council

The Alumni Council serves as leadership for the Riverbend Alumni Association, which includes all graduates and former students of Riverbend School, Eliot Montessori, or Natick Montessori. 

The Alumni Council works with the Development Office to oversee alumni programming and engagement, promote fellowship among Riverbend alumni, and foster a strong connection between alumni and the School. 

Joining Riverbend’s Alumni Council is a great way to stay connected with friends, network with other alumni, develop leadership skills, and give back to a community that means so much to you. All alumni and alumni families are welcome. Member responsibilities include:

  • Attend and participate in meetings.
  • Help plan alumni events and encourage attendance. Events may include the Alumni Student Lounge at Fall Fest, Career Panels, Resume Builder Workshops, and more.
  • Support current Riverbend students in the high school and college application process.
  • Promote alumni achievements throughout the Riverbend community and beyond.
  • Serve as contributing writers to alumni communications, like The Raven’s Nest alumni newsletter. 
  • Encourage support of and contribute to the Riverbend Annual Fund.

Complete the interest form to join Riverbend’s Alumni Council.

Riverbend Alumni Council 2023-2024

Nathan Carmichael, Class of 2014
Katie DiCesare, Class of 2021
Preethi Ganesh, Class of 2019
Daniel Hartman, Class of 2016
Daniella Iffih, Class of 2019
Julianne Kelleher, Class of 2009
Sam Radin, Class of 2011
Nathanial Salzano, Class of 2021
Nate Suraci, Class of 2017
Samuel Tauer, Class of 2021
Eliot Woessner, Class of 2017

Update your contact information and receive alumni communications like The Raven’s Nest alumni newsletter, invitations to special events, and updates on your fellow Riverbend alumni.

View past issues of The Raven’s Nest, Riverbend’s Alumni Newsletter

Riverbend Power of Community (RPC)

Volunteering at Riverbend

Family volunteers help foster an alignment between home and school life, underscoring the holistic approach to education that is a pillar of Montessori philosophy. Through the years, volunteering at Riverbend has taken many forms, and as a young school we are still finding the volunteer model that works best for us and our community. In updating to this new model for our volunteer program during the 2021-22 school year, our goal was to provide more accessibility for all families who wish to be involved, taking into consideration that our community members have varying degrees of availability.  

Today, Riverbend’s Power of Community (RPC) is our family volunteer program made up of four branches: Family Connection; Outreach; Service Learning; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Each branch has a Community Group Leader (CGL) and a Riverbend staff liaison to provide support and guidance throughout the year.

For questions or more information, contact Katelyn Lincoln at, or complete the volunteer interest form.

View the RPC organizational chart (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to Room Parents?

In response to volunteer feedback received in 2021, and to better accommodate families with competing demands on their time, we have restructured and decentralized the Room Parent role to better fit individuals serving in this capacity. Formerly Room Parents, the Family Connection branch of the Riverbend Power of Community (RPC), is now made up of 2 committees: Social Planners, and Faculty and Staff Appreciation. These committees are overseen by Community Group Leaders (CGLs) who provide guidance and assistance throughout the year.

What is the time commitment for a member of the RPC?

Each branch of the RPC is different, but most are expected to meet approximately 3X/year in addition to their programming. Meetings can take place on campus, space permitting, or via Zoom. 

Does the RPC have a budget?

The School does provide a budget to the RPC branches to conduct programming and achieve their goals. In addition, a percentage of proceeds from Riverbend’s school store support the RPC.

I can’t commit to a long term role. Are there volunteer opportunities outside of the RPC?

Yes! You can help with the occasional event set-up and breakdown, serve as a field trip chaperone (pending valid CORI check), or make an on-campus presentation to one of our Upper School classrooms on a topic of your expertise. 

The School also has an Extensions program, launched in 2019 with the purpose of extending our already rich curriculum.   Extensions allow parents and family members of diverse interests and occupations to share experiences that challenge, inspire, and engage our Upper School students.  These experiences can take on many forms: speakers, hands-on experiences/projects, or trips to inspiring places. 

Some previous Extensions have included: LE’s visit to Whitin Observatory; a visit to MS by WWII veterans; an electronics “take apart” at Olin College of Engineering; a medical illustrator; a grandparent discussed his work on the Apollo mission; a tour of an orthopedic surgeon’s pediatric rehab; a lawyer discussing government power and mask mandates; a genetics counselor (during a genetics unit); and a cancer researcher (during MS’s study of cell division).

Parents and family members interested in participating in the Extensions program should complete this short survey or reach out to

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining Riverbend School.

We rely on the talent, flexibility, and commitment of our team to deliver on our mission of innovation and excellence in education. We look for passionate people who share our values, and have a demonstrated commitment to the education of children and the Montessori philosophy. If you feel that you meet these criteria, we encourage you to contact us. Please see the following openings below: