Election Results: AMS Board of Directors

MAY 22, 2020—Earlier this spring, members of the American Montessori Society took part in elections for our Board of Directors. The results are now in! We look forward to welcoming the following individuals to our board in July 2020.


Board of Directors

Board-Nominated Slate

The Board-Nominated Slate ensures that the board includes persons with expertise in needed specialty areas. Congratulations to:

Thomas Emery (Family Representative)

Upper Elementary Curriculum Coordinator and Upper Elementary Teacher, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School Brooklyn, NY

AMS-credentialed (Elementary II)

Hilary Green (Chair of the Teacher Educators Section)

Director, Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, Silver Spring, MD

AMS-credentialed (Elementary I)

Anita Hanks (Professional Director)

Head of School, Starwood Schools, Frisco, TX

AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood and Administrator)

Professional Directors

Professional Directors are Montessori-credentialed teachers and administrators who provide professional expertise in their given areas. Congratulations to:

Aimee Allen

Head of School, Harbor Montessori School, Gig Harbor, WA

AMS-credentialed (Elementary, Administrator)

Sara Bloomberg

LGBTQIA+ and social advocacy Montessori trainer, consultant, and teacher educator

Early Childhood program instructor, Duhovka Montessori, Fernandina Beach, FL

AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood)

Iana Phillips

Upper Elementary Teacher, Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, Washington, DC

AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II, Administrator)

Mary Beth Ricks

Head of School, Bowman School, Palo Alto, CA

AMS-credentialed (Administrator) 

We are grateful to all who participated in board forums and discussions around the future of AMS. This year, we had our biggest voter turnout yet, with 4 times as many people making their voice heard this year over last. Congratulations to all.