AME was Miss Doris’s dream.

Miss Eva Doris, an amazing educator who had a profound impact on her students’ lives, passed away from cancer on March 11, 2014

The family requests that we honor her dream by making a memorial donation to help preserve her legacy.

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By mail, make checks out to American Montessori Elementary and send donations to:

American Montessori Elementary
Attn: Eva Doris Memorial Fund
143 Clinton Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678

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AME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Remembering Miss Doris

I have been greatly saddened to hear of Miss Doris’ passing not just because she took such wonderful care of our son for three years, but because other parents will never get the chance to know such a wonderful, loving person.

Apryl Cutler Bloom

No words can ever express what an amazing person/teacher you were Miss Doris. You touched our lives like no other. We are so grateful to have ever crossed your path in our lifetime.

Nandini R J-Gal

Miss Doris was the most dedicated, strong, loving, dynamic, inspiring and beautiful woman I have ever known. Education was her passion and to say she lived for teaching children would be an understatement to say the least. She made a difference in every child she touched…who am I kidding she made a difference in every person she touched. I placed Caydens small hand in hers when he was just 2 and a half and he was one of the lucky ones that had her for a teacher for 7 and a half years. I am at a loss for words as to how devastated we feel that we lost out beloved Miss Doris, but at peace with knowing she is not in pain. Her life was fuller than most and I guarantee all of HER children will make a difference in this world. It is so hard to say goodbye to someone I truly saw as indestructible, but I will keep her memory alive through my children. As Cayden said in his story titled The Life of Eva Doris..”not only will her students miss her, the whole world will miss her. I could go on forever about this wonderful woman. I am so glad that three weeks ago I got to give her a big hug and I didn’t want to let go. Rest in peace Miss Doris…you will never be forgotten. We love you more than words can say and will miss you every single day. Make sure to watch over us parents and keep us straight as you always did:)

Alison Mutschler

Ms Doris was more than a teacher. She was a leader, a supporter, a role model to look up to and played a huge role in my childhood. She taught me so many life lessons that may not have made sense as a first grader, or even in elementary school, but make sense now, in the real world without princesses or dora or monster trucks. “The brain is like a sponge soaking up knowledge and there is always room for more,” she used to tell me. And I have lived by that quote ever since. She showed me some of my talents and hobbies such as drawing, creative writing and my love for books, and has taught me to never give up, to strive for my absolute best, to do everything whole-heartedly. She was a phenomenal teacher, and words cannot come close to expressing, how much I loved and will always love her, and how great of an impact she has made on me. Even after I graduated from AMA, we never lost contact. I remember her coming to my elementary school every year, to watch my play performances. And she was always the first, before my friends and even my family, to greet me, give me a tight hug and tell me how proud she was of me.


I will definitely miss her encouraging smile, her words of wisdom, her tight hugs. But it’s all worth it, because she is in a better place now, and was able to achieve her lifelong dream of owning her own school before she left. And though, she might not be physically with me, she will always be a part of me, in my heart.


Thank you Ms. Doris, for all you’ve ever done for me, all the lessons you’ve taught me, the impact you have had on my life. I honestly don’t know where I would be without you today and still haven’t fully registered the thought that I will never see you again.


I love you

Anvita Gattani