NEWS AND EVENTS
Hearts Gathered hired Joaquin Marchand as our new Executive Director
Hearts Gathered hired Joaquin Marchand to fill the Executive Director position. Joaquin is a Colville tribal member who brings great energy, experience and passion to the job. He looks forward to focusing his talents to moving Hearts Gathered forward in its work. Hearts Gathered is very fortunate to have him.
He replaces Melissa Campobasso as the ED. Melissa continues to serve as the Certified Salish-Speaking Montessori Elementary Guide. She teaches in the Elementary Classroom, serving children ages 6-12, and can now more fully focus on her teaching role and her own language proficiency. She also now serves as the Education Director.
The mission of Hearts Gathered is to help revitalize the use of the Native languages and cultures of the Colville Reservation. Our school is a bilingual Montessori at which Okanagan and English are used. We have a Primary Classroom and an Elementary Classroom (ages 6-12), and are a dynamic learning community that embraces the whole child education approach grounded in Montessori and Okanagan framework and philosophy.