The North Fork Community Montessori School is not a private school. We are a contract school within the Delta County School District.
As parents of children attending NFMCS, we are very proud of our "excellent" teachers, and don't see grave differences between "their fellow public school teachers" as stated in the article last week interviewing Pam Cocker about the search for teachers of excellence. Being a contract school within the Delta County School district means that we have a waiver package which states that our teachers need to be considered "highly qualified" as defined by "No Child Left Behind" and not to be licensed by the state. The lack of inclusion of our teachers in the award offered by Cocker Kids is simply misinformed by stating it is only available to "public" schoolteachers in the North Fork.
Members of the NFCMS Accountability Committee