The Jill Bailey Chenet
Jill Bailey Chenet, our
valued and beloved, long-time second grade teacher,
passed away on July 25, as a result of a drowning
incident while on vacation with her husband, Matt,
in the Outer Banks.
With the guidance of Jill's
family, the school has established The Jill
Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund in memory of
Jill. This fund will provide educational support for
children in need to attend The River School.
Words cannot fully express our
grief about this profound sense of loss. Jill
dedicated her career to her students, bringing them
to their fullest potential with joy and a sense of
wonder that was palpable in her classroom daily. Her
commitment and her gifts as a teacher reflect a
profound understanding of the children she loved.
Our prayers and our hearts go out to Matt, and to
the Bailey and Chenet families.
We have set up an
Page for Jill
and you are welcome to share your thoughts and
tributes there. We are also focused on other ways to
honor Jill's remarkable life including a gathering
in memory of Jill at The River School after the
start of the school year.
note: the River School has recently switched to a
new payment gateway for online donations.
Please proceed to:
For more information, or to make a gift of stock, contact Development Director
Lynch 202-337-3554 ext. 1026.
for your support of The River