AMS Announces First Cohort of “ELFs” in Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program

AMS Announces First Cohort of “ELFs” in Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sara Wilson, AMS Senior Director of School Accreditation & School Improvement
Phone: No phone calls, please.

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

March 16, 2017. The first cohort of AMS’s new Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program kicked of their year of intensive professional development with 2 days of workshops, March 7 and 8 in San Diego. The program immediately preceded the American Montessori Society 2017 Annual Conference, which the fellows also attended.

Selected through a competitive application process, the program fellows—affectionately known as “ELFs”—are Montessori-credentialed teachers who have not yet begun assuming leadership positions, but would like to. They represent a diverse mix of AMS-member schools, both public and private.

We extend a warm welcome to each and every one:

  • Jenna Brasch, Harbor Montessori School, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Heather Brown, Mengya Montessori Home, Shanghai, China
  • Maureen Capillo, Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School, Frederick, MD
  • Thomas Emery, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Brooklyn, NY
  • Tiffany Fennig, Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Magaly Gamarra, Metropolitan Montessori School, New York, NY
  • Jennifer Heeter, Urban Montessori Charter School, Oakland, CA
  • Melissa Herman, California Montessori Project American River, Rocklin, CA
  • Elizabeth Houghtaling, Montessori Country School, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Katie Kitchens, Winn Elementary, Austin, TX
  • Saadia Perwaiz, The Family Academy of Bethesda, Bethesda MD
  • Angelo Piersanti, White Rock Montessori School, Plano, TX
  • Michael Silverstone, Pincushion Hill Montessori School, Amherst, MA
  • Abbie Wexler, Hudson Montessori School, Hudson, OH

We are eager to see what new personal and professional paths await our inaugural cohort group and look forward to opening up the call for applications for the second cohort in fall 2017.

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