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

Julie Adams
Susan Baccellieri
Rodney Berthold
Eleni Bokas
MaryAnn Boyd Woosley
Julie Bragdon
Frank Brainard
Suzanne Couch
Sharon Damore
Natalie Danner
Judy Duke
Pam Dunbar
Eric Dustman
Rhea Egbert
Susan Ennaro
Pam Esterline
Bernie Evangelista
Toni Friedman
Christine Frost
Sarah Grant
Skye Harris
E. McCrae Harrison
Debi Heck
Christine Hoffman
Stacey Hogan
Angela Hong
Brenda Huth
Alexa Huxel
Sandra Hyrekewicz
Yayoi Kobayashi
Kathy Lindaman
Mary MacIntosh
Cassi Mackey-Chenen
Biff Maier
Judy Martell
Linda Martin
Beverley McGhee
Angie Meadows
Helen Mufoletto
Robin Padar
Peter Piche
Paul Raymond
Heather Rivera
Brette Rothfield
Terrie Sampson
Melissa Sugzdinis
Martha Torrence
Suchitra Vaidyalingam
Julie Wand
Stephanie Whalen
Katie Wood

Looking Ahead

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).

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