Dr. Marlene Barron Innovation Fund

The Dr. Marlene Barron Innovation Fund honors the legacy of long-time AMS member and ardent support, Dr. Marlene Barron. Monies raised through this fund will support new innovation initiatives designed to propel Montessori education forward. Learn more about Innovation at AMS.

Kathey Roemer

Former Chair of the AMS Board of Directors

Above all, Marlene taught us to stand on our own two feet and to defend the rights of children to receive an education that prepares them for the unknown future. We are her legacy. She would not want us to be sad and lament her passing. She would want us to pick up the torch to support Montessori education and carry on as fierce advocates for children.

Make an Impact. Give Today

The Fund in Action

Think Tank Calendar

The AMS Innovation Fellowship Think Tank

The AMS Innovation Fellowship Think Tank will bridge research-based concepts and creative ideas into practice. We are thrilled to launch this initiative and feature a global cohort of Montessori leaders from schools and teacher education programs in an effort to exchange knowledge and craft innovative approaches to bring AMS and our individual organizations to the next level of excellence. 

Read More

AMS Leadership Labposium 

AMS Labposium

In the AMS Labposium, participants will study keys to accelerating innovation in Montessori schools and teacher education programs through team collaboration, interactive programming, and special workshops and group projects. This event was designed for AMS school leaders and teacher education program directors and coordinators for one simple reason: innovation is not a luxury, but rather a necessity.

Read More