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Biz Buzz: New ownership announced for Sunrise Montessori of Napa Valley

Roger Gribbins and Amber Hutton

Roger Gribbins and Amber Hutton (pictured here with their sons) will become the new owners of Sunrise Montessori of Napa Valley. 

Sunrise Montessori, a member of the Napa County educational community for nearly 43 years, will have new owners as of this June, said a news release.

Founders of Sunrise, Bonnie Sauer and Janice Tres, believe they have the perfect match for their school, said the release.

“Roger Gribbins and his wife, Amber Hutton, are both educators and traveled the world before settling in Napa to raise their family.”

In mid-June, Gribbins will take the reins as Head of School and Hutton will continue in her current job as a teacher in the Sunrise Elementary Program. 

“We are thrilled that we have found the ideal couple to carry on the legacy of Sunrise Montessori. The future looks very bright for our school,” said Sauer and Tres.

“We are thrilled, and humbled, to have the opportunity to become such an integral part of this next chapter of Sunrise Montessori,” said Gribbins and Hutton.

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Jennifer Huffman is the business editor and a general assignment reporter for the Napa Valley Register. I cover a wide variety of topics for the newspaper. I've been with the Register since 2005.

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