NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. –– Riverside School, Virginia’s most trusted school for dyslexic students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade, will conduct its annual Founder’s Day on Friday, May 3.
During the event, Riverside will honor three of its longtime staff members, teachers and best ambassadors in retiring Library and Music Teacher Christine Bachmann, former Development Assistant Diane Garofalo and past Office Manager Becky Hollingsworth. Following a long tenure of excellence, Riverside will celebrate their more than 55 years of combined service, as well as recognizing their incalculable accomplishments, achievements and contributions to the school.
Riverside founder Pat DeOrio will be on hand to recognize the trio.
The honorees’ last official titles were ‘Librarian and Music Teacher’ (Christine for more than 10 years at Riverside and a total of over 35 years working as a librarian), ‘School Office Manager’ (Becky for over 21 years) and ‘Development Assistant’ (Diane for 24-plus years altogether, including working as assistant to the Director, Pat DeOrio, starting in the late 1970s). Better put, they weren’t defined by titles because each of them have really been an ‘all-everything’ at the school.
As part of a new feature this year, the event will signal a ‘Day of Giving’ for Riverside and contributions can be made honoring Becky, Christine and Diane, as well as Riverside founder Pat DeOrio, with gifts benefiting Riverside and its future.
The gathering will take place in the Riverside Commons area from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Riverside Director of Development Leo Rohr via e-mail or at (804) 320-3465, extension 106.
About Riverside School
An independent day school based in Richmond, Va., Riverside School’s mission is to provide remediation of language skills for students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences in grades K-8, so that they can return to mainstream education fully prepared to realize their highest potential. Riverside’s teaching approach is dedicated to providing small classes, individualized curriculum, one-on-one instruction, and a nurturing environment to enhance the learning experiences of children with dyslexia.