AMS Member Appreciation Week

Our gift to you, June 1 – 5, 2020

AMS members are the heartbeat of our organization; without you, there would be no American Montessori Society. As a way of saying thank you for fueling our organization and the Montessori Movement, we are pleased to offer you our first-ever Member Appreciation Week. Get set for a rich lineup of digital presentations, networking sessions that invite your participation, and more.

When: Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2020

For: All current AMS members. Become a member.

Delivery: Online via member login

CPDs: This event does not offer CPDs. To earn hours of continuing professional development, please consider our other AMS events. Note that AMS membership includes vouchers that you can apply towards PD.

Continue the conversation: Visit the Member Appreciation Week community on AMS Connect. Member login required.

Featured Sessions


Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo

Human rights activist based in the U.S.

Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo, former CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, recently spoke with AMS about the journey that took him from Uganda during the violent days of Idi Amin, to becoming an internationally recognized social entrepreneur and human rights activist.

Watch the interview

Montessori Voices

Luz Casquejo Johnston: "Curiosity, Wonder, Invitation"

Take a journey with Luz as she describes how Montessori education has informed and changed the trajectory of her life—starting with her first day as a student in a small Montessori primary classroom in the 1970s. Luz is now director of a Montessori teacher education program and a member of the AMS Board of Directors.

Geoffrey Bishop: "A View from Outside"

Geoffrey draws on his experiences growing up in the Australian bush to address nature as a critical component of child development. He is founding executive director of Nature’s Classroom Institute and Montessori School, an AMS Board member, and a worldwide traveler—he’s been to 80 countries so far!

Schedule of Events

Each day includes live events, along with workshops available on demand.

View the full schedule here.

Event Sponsor

The Montessori Children’s Academy Family of Schools and Services proudly serves individuals across the lifespan through its five main divisions: The Montessori Children’s Academy, MCA Elementary, Montessori Center for Teacher Development (MCTD), MCA for Creative Learning, and Leaf Approach to Enrichments. From our beautifully prepared classrooms to our exceptional Montessori-certified teachers, we engage our students in learning, leadership, service, and personal growth. Discover how we are “Educating Today’s Child for Tomorrow’s World.”

Visit The Montessori Children’s Academy

Montessori Marketplace

Now, more than ever before, we are realizing the benefits of shopping local and seeking out companies that share and support our community's values. When you are looking for products and services for your school, we hope you will consider shopping "Montessori local." With the Montessori Marketplace, you will find companies who care deeply about our work and your students' education.

Our vendors are ready to help.