by Paula Temrick
Upon receiving notice of Ms. Michelle Griffith’s sudden and unexpected death it is with sorrowful and heavy hearts we are reaching out to with empathy to all of our Maple Grove and Montessori Community.
To Ms. Griffith’s cherished students and their families, to all staff and administration, we acknowledge your profound sadness and the light that has darkened in your hearts. We recognize for each of us grieving is unique and takes its own time to settle and heal.
To Ms. Griffith’s parents, family, dear friends and beloved dog Brutus we send our most sincere condolences as you journey through the tears and the loss of your cherished daughter, sister, friend.
Ms. Griffiths stood strong, humble, open-hearted, courageous and always, soulfully kind. She had an earnest belief in each of her students’ unique gifts and learning process. She was thoughtful, patient and devoted to the joy and enlightenment of education – a truly principled and peaceful Montessori teacher.
In these difficult times may the light Ms. Griffiths shone in each of our hearts be the comfort, values and memories we carry forward as we live connected with her in our own lives.
To acknowledge our beloved Montessori teacher and to facilitate the healing process we invite you to share your precious memories, feelings and expressions of sympathy in the comments below this post.
Ms. Griffith’s daily practise was to inspire her students with meaningful quotes and life lessons. We end with a quote from her teacher, Maria Montessori:
We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.
With Blessings as we shine the light of Ms. Griffiths forward,
Montessori Community Committee