Announcing the Results of the AMS Board of Directors & TES Elections

Announcing the Results of the AMS Board of Directors & TES Elections

For Immediate Release

Contact: Carol Starmack, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: No calls please.

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

January 15, 2014—AMS is pleased to announce the successful candidates elected in its Board of Directors and Teacher Educators Section elections, held in December. We welcome these 8 newly-elected members to our Board of Directors, as well as 2 members to our Teacher Educators Section. Terms of office begin April 1, 2014.

Professional Directors

KambrichSusan Kambrich
Head of School, Woodland Hill Montessori School
Glenmont, New York
MEd, Early Childhood Education; Kent State University
AMS-Credential: Administration


Beverley Alexander McGhee
Superintendent of Alexander Montessori Schools
Co-Director of MTTI (Montessori Teacher Training Institute)
Palmetto Bay, Florida
MEd, Florida State University
AMS Credential: Early Childhood and Elementary 1

MillerDarla Ferris Miller (Incumbent)
Teacher Education Program Consultant  
Rancho Cucamonga, California
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction; University of Houston
AMS Credential: Early Childhood

Board-Nominated Slate

BowmanGary S. Bowman
Executive Director/Superintendent, California Montessori Project
Grass Valley, California
MS, Education; Dominican College


KordasMary Ellen Kordas (Incumbent)
Education Consultant, MEK Consultants
San Marcos, California
AMS Credential: Early Childhood

StevensonSandra Maria Stevenson (Family Representative)
Picture Editor, The New York Times
Board of Directors, Bronx Documentary Center
Brooklyn, New York
Montessori Parent

School Accreditation Commission Representative to the Board

BrainardFrank Brainard
Head of School, The Greensboro Montessori School
Greensboro, North Carolina
MA, Teaching; Oklahoma City University

Chair of the Teacher Educators Section

SchneiderMary Schneider (Incumbent)
Instructor, Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest
Bothell, Washington
MS, Clinical Nutrition; University of Washington
AMS Credential: Early Childhood

Teacher Educators Section Election, Members-at-Large

GreenHilary A. Green
Director, Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies; Barrie School
Columbia, Maryland
AMS Credential: Elementary I


WelderSally Black Welder
Teacher Education Program Director, Montana Montessori Teacher Education Institute
Kalispell, Montana
AMS Credential: Early Childhood

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