AMS Mourns the Loss of Two Devoted Montessorians

For Immediate Release

Contact: Marcy K. Krever, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: No calls please.

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

We are saddened to report the recent passings of Dennis Shapiro and Eileen Roper Ast, whose enduring commitment to Montessori education enriched our community and strengthened our cause.

Eileen Roper Ast, former executive director of AMS (2002 – 2003), died tragically May 4, 2014 in a car accident in Celebration, FL.

Dennis Shapiro, publisher of the well-known Public School Montessorian and former member of the Minneapolis Board of Education, died May 13, 2014 of a heart attack.

Our heartfelt condolences are with Eileen and Dennis’s families. We will update this announcement with further details as we learn them.

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