Local Groups

Independent of the American Montessori Society, regional and international Montessori groups support and strengthen the Montessori Movement and provide valuable networking opportunities with colleagues around the world. To find out more about any of the groups listed below, please contact the group directly. Note that many of the groups offer professional development events that qualify for the AMS Professional Development Requirement.

If you would like your Montessori group listed, or to update your group’s information, contact Carla Hofland, AMS director of member services.


Bay Area Montessori Association 
Mary Beth Ricks
1880 Los Altos Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-813-9131

Montessori Administrators’ Council of San Diego
Dena Stoneman
4544 Pocahontas Ave
San Diego, CA 92117-3710
Phone: 858-270-9350 

Montessori Council of California
99 Callan Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510-278-1115

Montessori Teachers Network
Rev. Ronnie Binczewski  
Nautilus Montessori School
100 Hibiscus Court
Roseville, CA 95747
Phone: 916-771-3889


Colorado Montessori Association
Martha Teien, President
P.O Box 473541 
Denver, CO 80047


Montessori Schools of Connecticut
Mary Lou Cobb
The Cobb School 
112 Sand Hill Rd.
Simsbury, CT 06070 
Phone: 860-658-1144


Montessori Teachers' Association of Delaware
Cathy A. Lopez-Cooling, Head of School 
Children's House Montessori School
2848 Grubb Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: 302-529-9259


Montessori Association of Hawaii
Marjie Carroll
Montessori Association of Hawaii
1239 Nehoa Street
Honolulu, HI 96822


Association of Illinois Montessori Schools
Denise Monnier 
301 South Ridgeland Ave. 
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: 630-460-7836


United Montessori Schools of Indiana
Brenda Huth, M.E.d. 
UMSI Secretary
416 Mabry Cove
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-497-0920


Kentucky Montessori Alliance
Heather Gerker
333 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011


Louisiana Montessori Association
Karleen Wyble
Good Shepherd Montessori School
P.O. Box 547
Port Barre, LA 70577
Phone: 337-585-9914


Maine Montessori Association
Alica Johnson-Grafe 
32 Foreside Road, Route 88
Falmouth, ME 04105 
Phone: 207-351-2700


Montessori Schools of Maryland
Josh Oboler
11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 230 
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-230-0901


Montessori Schools of Massachusetts
Martha Torrence
Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant St.
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-872-3630


Michigan Montessori Society
466 North John Daly Road
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Phone: 800-308-4899


Minnesota Montessori Network
Syneva Barrett


Mississippi Montessori Alliance
Aimee Cole
PO Box 14183
Jackson, MS 39236


Missouri Montessori Association
Molly Burkot
Chesterfield Day School
1100 White Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-469-6622 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Montessori Association
Laura Mammarelli
2445 Main Street 
Bethlehem, NH 03574

New York

Long Island Montessori Directors Association 
Marianne Chasen
MSL 175 S. 11th Street
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Phone: 631-226-3066

New York State Montessori Alliance
Kathy Roemer
c/o Central Park Montessori School
1 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-595-2000

North Carolina

Montessori Association of North Carolina 
Kateri Carver-Akers
3001 Academy R.
Durham, NC 27707

Triangle Montessori Schools Association
Janet Weed
112 Byrum Street
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919-465-2113


Cincinnati Montessori Society
Meri Fox
P.O. Box 6283
Ft. Cincinnati, OH 45206

The Ohio Montessori Alliance
Laureen Golden
979 South James Rd.
Columbus, OH 43227


Oregon Montessori Association
Tammy Ulrich
P.O. Box 23352
Portland, OR 97281
Phone: 503-740-8773


Greater Pittsburgh Montessori Society
Emily Keebler, Jackie Herrmann
The Glen Montessori School
950 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Montessori Heads Group
Area served: Philadelphia and surrounding counties
Diane Force
The Bala House Montessori School
27 Conshohocken State Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: 610-664-6767

Montessori Teachers Association of Pennsylvania, (MT-PA Inc.)
Joan Raiti
P.O. Box 428 
Fort Washington, PA 19034 
Phone: 610-800-9135

Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance
Marie Conti
c/o The Bala House Montessori School
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

South Carolina

South Carolina Montessori Alliance
Jody Swaingan 
1121 Rifle Range Rd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 843-452-9296


Montessori Alliance of Tennessee
c/o Jaime Yeager, Executive Director
2415 Ashland City Road
Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone: 931-338-0791


Dallas Forth Worth Montessori Association
Kathy Cash
602 Dogwood Trail
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 972-740-9679

Montessori Alliance of Texas
Betsy Coe
15 Hilshire Grove Lane
Houston, Texas 77055
Phone: 832-748-8262  


Utah Montessori Council
Duna Strachan
2083 Equestrian Ct. 
Park City, Utah 84060 
Phone: 435-200-8246


Virginia Montessori Association
Trisha Willingham
1418 Sunderland Lane,
Keswick, VA 22947


Pacific Northwest Montessori Association
Gracie Martinez
Board President
Phone: 206-387-6844


Madison Montessori Coalition
Jane Robinson
Harmony Montessori
4937 E. Buckeye Road
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: 608-223-1216

Wisconsin Montessori Association
Geoffrey Bishop, President
P.O. Box 34665
Milwaukee, WI 53234
Phone: 262-363-6820



Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
Katherine Poyntz
4953 Dundas Street West, Suite 102
Toronto, ON, Canada
M9A 1B6
Phone: 416-239-1166

Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers
Carol Ford
312 Oakwood Ct.
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3C8


Montessori Europe
Mirjam Stefels

Montessori Dachverand Deutschland (MDD)
Joerg Boysen
65830 Kriftel
0173 686 4423


Montessori Association of Hungary
Mariann Stafán
Eva Eiler
1039 Budapest
Zipernowsky utca 2.
Gyermeksziget Montessori Óvoda
Phone: +3670 315 5077
Alternate Phone: +3630 960 5844

Latin America

Consejo Interamericano Montessori 
Susan Turof
416 Beringer Circle
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217-649-8525

New Zealand

Montessori Aotearoa of New Zealand
Cathy Wilson
P.O. Box 31-461 
Lower Hutt
New Zealand
Phone: 64-2744-85525

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