Columbus Montessori Education Center Foster Grandparent Volunteer Honored

Ms. Nellie, Foster Grandparents Program at Columbus Montessori

Ninel “Ms. Nellie” Sher has been a Foster Grandparent for four years and serves in the Jessica Kass Infant/Toddler program.

On Wednesday September 19, Columbus Montessori volunteer Ninel “Ms. Nellie” Sher was honored with an Outstanding Service Award by the HandsOn Foster Grandparents Program. She has been a Foster Grandparent for four years and serves in the Jessica Kass Infant/Toddler program.

“..every morning the children await Ms. Nellie’s arrival! When she comes in with her bright smile and bubbly personality, the kids run to greet her,” Becca Ucker, Infant/Toddler Room 2 teacher said.

According to its website, the Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for persons 55 and older to provide one-on-one mentoring, tutoring and emotional support to children with special and exceptional needs. FGP has more than 40 locations for foster grandparents to improve the lives of children in need including Head Start centers, preschools, elementary schools, county boards of MRDD and private institutions.

The Foster Grandparents Program has been active at Columbus Montessori for more than 10 years.  When you see Ms. Nellie, be sure to say hello and congratulations!

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