AMS Announcements, Awards & News
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Change in Leadership at the American Montessori Society
JANUARY 21, 2020—Effective February 1, 2020, Richard A. Ungerer will assume the position of AMS Interim Executive Director. The change comes in the wake of the resignation of AMS CEO, Dr. Timothy Purnell. Many in the community know Rich from his previous service as AMS ED (2005 – 2017).
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In Memoriam: Jacqueline Mary Cossentino (1964 – 2019)
DECEMBER 18, 2019—Jackie championed Montessori in the public sector through her role as a parent, researcher, administrator, university professor, and co-founder of NCMPS.
AMS Salutes the Recipients of MACTE’s 2019 Recognition Awards
DECEMBER 10, 2019—Congratulations to the distinguished Montessori educators who were honored with awards at the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education 2019 Symposium.
In Memoriam: Carole Wolfe Korngold (1935 – 2019)
NOVEMBER 8, 2019—Honored as the AMS 2000 Living Legacy, Carole is acclaimed for bringing authentic Montessori education to thousands of children through independent, public, and charter schools, as well to childcare centers and Montessori teacher training programs.
AMS to Award Registration & Travel Stipends for The Montessori Event 2020
OCTOBER 24, 2019—AMS will award a limited number of registration and travel stipends for The Montessori Event 2020. The application period will be open November 1 – 30.
Applications Sought for AMS Board of Directors
OCTOBER 7, 2019—If you are an energetic and engaged member of the AMS community and would like to deepen your commitment and involvement, we invite you to apply for our Board of Directors. We are accepting applications now through 4:00 PM, EDT, November 5, 2019.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for AMS 2021 Living Legacy
OCTOBER 1, 2019—Now through November 15, 2019, we invite nominations for the AMS 2021 Living Legacy.
Donating Warmth & Imagination: AMS Staff Collect Children’s Pajamas & Books for Local Hospital
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019—AMS staff coordinated an office-wide pajama and book donation drive for the Pajama Program, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing all children with warm, cozy pajamas and enchanting books.
Apply Now for our AMS Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019—Now through October 28, 2019, we are accepting applications for our 2020 -2021 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program.