Welcome to Our Newest Teacher Education Programs & Directors—and More

Welcome to Our Newest Teacher Education Programs & Directors—and More

For Immediate Release

Contact: Abbie Kelly, Director of Teacher Education, Affiliation, & Services
Phone: 212-358-1250 x315
E-mail: abbie@amshq.org

American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163

July 23, 2012. As part of our mission, AMS advocates quality Montessori education. AMS-affiliated teacher education programs (TEPs) promote quality Montessori education by educating adult learners to become teachers and recommending their graduates to AMS for award of Montessori credentials.

Establishing an AMS Montessori teacher education program requires experience, dedication, commitment, and leadership. The process is challenging and includes the requirement of accreditation by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. MACTE accreditation provides recognition by the U.S. Department of Education.

AMS and its Teacher Education Action Commission (TEAC) congratulate the following teacher education programs that were awarded AMS full-affiliate status for initial affiliation, renewal of affiliation, and additional locations in fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012). We also extend a warm welcome to the new directors /co-directors of established programs!

Initial Affiliation

New Programs

International Montessori Teaching Institute (Early Childhood), Beijing, China – Director: Martha Monahan
Instituto Nueva Escuela (Early Childhood, Elementary I), Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Khalsa Montessori Teacher Education Program (Early Childhood), Tucson, AZ – Director: Janice Mayhew
Village Montessori Training Center (Infant & Toddler), Miami, FL – Director: Joan Rodriguez Grau

New Course Levels in Current Programs

Etonkids Montessori Teacher Training Academy (Infant & Toddler), Beijing, China – Director: Dr. Marlene Barron
Montgomery Montessori Institute (Infant & Toddler), Rockville, MD – Director: Pamela Trumble
Seton Montessori Institute (Elementary I, Elementary I-II), Clarendon Hills, IL – Co-directors: Anna Perry, Celma Perry

Renewal of Affiliation

Columbus Montessori Teacher Education Program (Infant &Toddler), Columbus, OH – Director: Amy Williams
Dr. Jun Institute of Montessori Education (Early Childhood), Seoul, Korea – Director: Dr. Young Soon Jun
Korean Montessori College (Early Childhood), Seoul, Korea – Director: Dr. Jung Mo Kim
Montessori Western Teacher Training Program (Early Childhood, Elementary I), Garden Grove, CA – Director: Cathy Smythe
Orlando Montessori Teacher Education Institute (Early Childhood), Celebration, FL – Director: Helen Devere

Additional Locations

Center for Montessori Teacher Education/North Carolina (Infant & Toddler), Sterling, VA – Co-directors: Ceres York, Sharon Greene-Goering
Center for Montessori Teacher Education/New York (Infant & Toddler), Gilbert, AZ – Director: Carole Wolfe Korngold
Houston Montessori Center (Early Childhood), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Director: Dr. Betsy Coe
Lander University Montessori Teacher Education Program (Elementary I), Swansea, SC – Director: Barbara Ervin
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies (Elementary I-II), Ignacio, CO – Director: Dot Thompson
Montessori Opportunities, Inc. ((Early Childhood), mobile site: Jersey City, NJ – Co-directors: Rosann and Peter Larrow
Montessori Teacher Education Center/San Francisco Bay Area (Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood), Pensacola, FL – Director: Dr. Pamela Zell Rigg
Montessori Teacher Training Institute of South Carolina (Early Childhood), Columbia, SC – Director: Ellie Elzerman
Seacoast Center for Education Montessori Program (Elementary I-II), Mount Pleasant, SC – Director: Gary Davidson

New Directors

Belmont University Montessori Teacher Education Program (Early Childhood), Nashville, TN – Director: Dr. Merrie King
Capital College (Early Childhood), Richmond, BC, Canada – Director: Marian Lee
Centro de Entrenamiento Montessori (Early Childhood), Garca Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico – Director: Consuelo Gonzalez de Cossio
Korean Montessori College (Early Childhood), Seoul, Korea – Co-directors: Sunghi Kong and Dr. Jung Mo Kim
New Mexico Center for Montessori Education (Early Childhood), Los Alamos, NM – Director: Lyndi Spears
Oklahoma City University Montessori Teacher Education Program (Early Childhood and Elementary I), Oklahoma City, OK – Interim Director: Charlotte Wood-Wilson
Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center (Early Childhood and Elementary I), Dallas, TX – Co Directors: Dr. Joyce Pickering, Debbie Edwards
South Mountain Montessori Teacher Education Program (Early Childhood and Elementary I), Mesa, AZ – Director: Patricia Barton

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