MAY 6, 2022—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 2022.

Board of Directors

Board-Nominated Slate

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

Geoffrey Bishop
Geoffrey Bishop (Professional Director)

Executive Director and Founder, Nature’s Classroom Institute and Montessori School, Mukwonago, WI

Debbie Senoff-Langford
Debbie Senoff-Langford (Treasurer)

Head of School, Jarrow Montessori School, Boulder, CO
AMS-credentialed (Elementary I, 6 – 9); London Montessori (3 – 6)

Amira Mogaji
Amira Mogaji (President)

District Transformation Coach, Battle Creek Public Schools, Battle Creek, MI
AMS-credentialed (Administrator)

Professional Directors

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

Sabrina Binkley
Sabrina Binkley

Head of School, Spruce Tree Montessori School, Fairbanks, AK
AMS-credentialed (Administrator)

Wendy Di
Wendy Di

Founder and President, Beijing Heart and Mind Education Group, Beijing, China
AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood)

Luz Casquejo Johnston
Luz Casquejo Johnston

Associate Professor, Kalmanovitz, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
AMS-credentialed (Elementary I)

Michelle Morrison
Michelle Morrison

Head of School, Princeton Montessori School, Princeton, NJ
AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II, Secondary I, Administrator)

Section Chairs

The Section Chairs ensures that the board includes persons with expertise in needed specialty areas. The Section Chairs include: Chair of the Heads Section, Chair of the Teachers Section and Chair of the School Accreditation Commission. Congratulations to:

Chair of the Teachers Section

Candy Proctor
Candy Proctor

LE Curriculum Coordinator, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Arlington, TX
AMS-credentialed (Elementary I)

Chair of the Heads Section

Jay Scheurle
Jay Scheurle

Head of School, Oak Meadow School, Littleton, MA
AMS-credential (Administrator-to be completed Spring 2022)

Chair of the School Accreditation Commission

Michelle Seyller
Michelle Seyller

Assistant Head of School, Thacher Montessori School, Milton, MA
AMS-credential (Early Childhood); AMI-credential (Primary)

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 26% more people making their voice heard this year over our last election in 2020. Congratulations to all.