At a meeting of the AMS Board of Directors in October 2010, the board ratified the following 9 strategic goals for the organization:
AMS will raise the public awareness and understanding of Montessori education.
AMS will be a leading advocate for quality Montessori schools.
AMS will define and promulgate standards and competencies for quality education of Montessori teachers and administrators.
AMS will assist members in being career-based life-long learners by supporting and providing professional development opportunities.
AMS will be an educational policy advocate for the Montessori community and the constituents we serve.
AMS will encourage, support, and advocate for research contributing to the knowledge base of Montessori education.
AMS will expand its work with Montessori public schools (including charters and magnets) in the United States.
AMS will explore how to most effectively support Montessori education globally.
AMS will ensure that it has resources, practices, and polices that will allow it to continually grow as a significant and enduring voice for Montessori education.
AMS senior staff has developed strategies and initiatives for realizing these goals, which will unfold over a multi-year period. Watch for announcements on our Web site, and e-mail updates, about our progress.