In Memoriam of Ann G. Getty (1941-2020)On Valentine’s Day 1996, Ann Getty invited children into her home to share a unique preschool experience with her first granddaughter. As her own four sons crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to attend a Montessori preschool, Mrs. Getty wanted the same academic foundation for her granddaughter in San Francisco.
Lonna Corder has a Master of Arts in Childhood Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and an American Montessori Society teaching credential. Mrs. Getty trusted Lonna to create a preschool experience that would provide science, math, reading, writing, history, music and art along with free play and plenty of nurturing. Together they created a one-of-a-kind program. For over twenty-five years, many children have spent their preschool years with Lonna and her team of excellent teachers.
The Bay Area elementary schools depend on Lonna’s candor to assist in the enormous task of annually choosing children for their incoming kindergarten class. Lonna is a trusted and knowledgable partner to families as they identify the ideal school for each child.
Lonna maintains relationships long past graduation. Ann Getty’s legacy is a school that offers the best blend of education and emotional nurturing for young children and their families.