Local Groups

Independent of the American Montessori Society, regional and international Montessori groups support and strengthen the Montessori Movement and provide valuable networking opportunities with colleagues around the world. To find out more about any of the groups listed below, please contact the group directly. Note that many of the groups offer professional development events that qualify for the AMS Professional Development Requirement.

If you would like your Montessori group listed, or to update your group’s information, contact Carla Hofland, AMS director of member services.


Montessori Educators of Alabama
Dama Nichols
6 Abbot Square
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205-437-9343


Bay Area Montessori Association 
Mary Beth Ricks
4000 Terman Drive 
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-813-9131

Montessori Administrators’ Council of San Diego
Dena Stoneman
15010 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-883-2985 

Montessori Council of California
99 Callan Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-278-1115

Montessori Teachers Network
Rev. Ronnie Binczewski,  
Nautilus Montessori School
100 Hibiscus Court
Roseville, CA 95747
Phone: 916-771-3889


Colorado Association of Montessori Schools (CoAMS)
Abigail Miller & Kerry Merkel
PO Box 1456
Longmont, CO 80502
Phone: 303-776-8173

Colorado Montessori Association
Kathryn Ross
P.O Box 631 
Denver, CO 80202


Montessori Schools of Connecticut
Mary Lou Cobb
The Cobb School 
112 Sand Hill Rd.
Simsbury, CT 06070 
Phone: 860-658-1144


Montessori Teacher's Association of Delaware
Cathy A. Lopez-Cooling, Head of School 
Children's House Montessori School
2848 Grubb Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: 302-529-9259


Florida Coalition for the Advancement of Montessori Education
Kimberly Vertreese
Phone: 407-241-9916


Association of Illinois Montessori Schools
Denise Monnier 
1800 W. Balmoral Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-271-1700


United Montessori Schools of Indiana
Brenda Huth, M.E.d. 
Oak Farm Montessori School 
UMSI Secretary
502 Lemper Rd
Avilla, IN 46710
Phone: 260-897-4270


Louisiana Montessori Association
Karleen Wyble
Good Shepherd Montessori School
P.O. Box 547
Port Barre, LA 70577
Phone: 337-585-9914


Maine Montessori Association
Alicia Johnson-Grafe 
32 Foreside Road, Route 88
Falmouth, ME 04105 
Phone: 207-351-2700


Montessori Schools of Maryland
Josh Oboler
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 200 
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-230-0901


Montessori Schools of Massachusetts
Donna Milani Luther
46 Watch Hill Dr.
Scituate, MA 02066
Phone: 781-545-5544


Michigan Montessori Society
466 North John Daley Road
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Phone: 800-308-4899


Minnesota Montessori Network
Syneva Barrett


Missouri Montessori Association
Molly Burkot
Chesterfield Day School
1100 White Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-469-6622 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Montessori Association
Laura Mammarelli
2445 Main Street 
Bethlehem, NH 03574

New Jersey

New Jersey Montessori Administrators Council (NJMAC) 
Ann Wilson
487 Cherry Vally Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540

New York

Long Island Montessori Directors Association 
Marianne Chasen
MSL 175 S. 11th Street
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Phone: 631-226-3066; 631-283-2223

NYC Montessori Network
Kathy Roemer
c/o Park West Montessori School
435 Central Park West, Suite 225
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-678-6072

North Carolina

North Carolina Montessori Collective (NCMC)
Jarrett Murgolo
P.O. Box 5261
Charlotte, NC 28299
Phone: 704-807-0271


Cincinnati Montessori Society
Valerie Dyas
P.O. Box 176307
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

The Ohio Montessori Alliance
Laureen Golden
979 South James Rd.
Columbus, OH 43227


Oregon Montessori Association
Jennifer Ryznar
P.O. Box 82932
Portland, OR 97282
Phone: 503-688-0526


Greater Pittsburgh Montessori Society
Susy Moran
The Glen Montessori School
950 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Montessori Heads Group
Area served: Philadelphia and surrounding counties
Diane Force
The Bala House Montessori School
27 Conshohocken State Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: 610-664-6767

Montessori Teachers Association of Pennsylvania, (MT-PA Inc.)
Joan Raiti
P.O. Box 428 
Fort Washington, PA 19034 
Phone: 610-800-9135

Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance
Angela Minahan 
466 Ryndwood Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Montessori Alliance of Tennessee
c/o Jaime Yeager, Executive Director
407 East Coy Circle
Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone: 931-338-0791


Dallas Forth Worth Montessori Association
Kathy Cash
602 Dogwood Trail
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 972-740-9679

Montessori Alliance of Texas
Betsy Coe
15 Hilshire Grove Lane
Houston, Texas 77055
Phone: 832-748-8262  


Utah Montessori Council
Duna Strachan
2083 Equestrian Ct. 
Park City, Utah 84060 
Phone: 435-200-8246


Virginia Montessori Association
Trisha Willingham
1418 Sunderland Lane,
Keswick, VA 22947


Pacific Northwest Montessori Association
Dee Hirsch 
Phone: 206-387-6844


Madison Montessori Coalition
Jane Robinson
Harmony Montessori
4937 E. Buckeye Road
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: 608-223-1216

Wisconsin Montessori Association
Geoffrey Bishop, President
P.O. Box 34665
Milwaukee, WI 53234
Phone: 262-363-6820



Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
Katherine Poyntz
4953 Dundas Street West, Suite 102
Toronto, ON, Canada
M9A 1B6
Phone: 416-239-1166


Montessori Europe
Mirjam Stefels

Latin America

Consejo Interamericano Montessori 
Susan Turof
416 Beringer Circle
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217-649-8525


Indian Montessori AssociationK.R. Meerabai
2nd Floor, SS Arcade, 7, BTS Main Road, Wilson Gardens
Bangalore 5600030, Karnataka State
Phone: 91-080-22484416

New Zealand

Montessori Aotearoa of New Zealand
Cathy Wilson
P.O. Box 31-461 
Lower Hutt
New Zealand
Phone: 02-7-448-5525 

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