New Year’s Message from Our Executive Director

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dr. Timothy J. Purnell, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 212-358-1250 x308

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

December 6, 2017

Dear Fellow Montessorians,

As the holiday season takes hold, I would like to wish each and every one of you a 2018 filled with peace, joy, and laughter. Our planet is fragile, with news that is oftentimes troubling—but I live each day with the faith and conviction that bright days are here, and even brighter ones beckon. Maria Montessori said the hope and the promise for the future lies in our children. How thrilling to be working alongside you, with the task of providing guidance to these gentle souls.

I recently came across an article written in 1974 by Jane Mack, a founding teacher of Lexington Montessori School and an LMS headmistress, as well as an active pioneer in AMS. I find it as relevant today as it was when it was written more than 40 years ago for AMS’s The Constructive Triangle (the precursor to Montessori Life). I am sharing it with you here with the hopes that you will enjoy it as much as I did:

A New Year Letter to Montessori Teachers

With all my best and gratitude for all that you do,

Timothy Purnell AMS Executive Director

Timothy J. Purnell, EdD
Executive Director

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