AMS Thanks Record Number of School Accreditation Team Members
American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163
January 30, 2012
The year 2011 was a banner one for AMS school accreditation, with a record number of volunteers—51—completing AMS on-site team member training, participating as on-site accreditation team members, and ultimately paving the way for 19 schools to become accredited or reaccredited by AMS.
On-site accreditation teams are vital to the work of AMS school accreditation. Members visit AMS schools worldwide to evaluate their programs according to a prescribed set of standards. Based on their reports, the AMS School Accreditation Commission makes recommendations for accreditation to the AMS Board of Directors.
It is through the generosity of these professionals, as well as the schools that “share” them with us, that AMS school accreditation continues to thrive. We extend our sincere appreciation to each and every one.
For information about how you can share your skills and knowledge with schools interested in pursing accreditation, scroll to the "Looking Ahead" section at the bottom of this page.
2011 School AccreditationTeam Members
MaryAnn Boyd Woosley
E. McCrae Harrison
Accreditation by AMS is affirmation that a school meets a standard of excellence recognized by educators and Montessorians worldwide.
Our need for on-site team members continues to grow. We currently have a record 76 schools in some phase of the school accreditation or reaccreditation process.
If you are a teacher, administrator or retired professional from an AMS-accredited school and are interested in serving as a team member, contact Marcy Rice or sign up for the complimentary AMS School Accreditation Team Member Orientation Webinar on Tuesday, February 21 (6:00 – 9:00 PM ET).