AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
AMS & AMI/USA Release Social Justice Publication
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019—AMS and the Association Montessori International/USA are pleased to debut a special publication, for members of both organizations, in celebration of Dr. Maria Montessori’s upcoming 150th birthday celebration in August 2020.
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Upcoming Requirements for Accredited Schools & Schools on the AMS Pathway
MAY 13, 2019—New qualifications for teachers and heads of schools will go into effect July 1, 2020.
AMS Announces Newly Elected Board Members
MAY 3, 2019—Congratulations to the esteemed individuals who will take office this July.
AMS Peace & Social Justice Committee Awards 2019 Peace Seed Grants
APRIL 26, 2019—Congratulations to the 6 community members who have been awarded grants to fund peace education projects in their schools.
The American Montessori Society Named a World Citizen Peace Site
APRIL 22, 2019—The American Montessori Society was recently designated a World Citizen International Peace Site by World Citizen, a nondenominational and nonpartisan organization dedicated to invigorating and empowering communities to educate for a just and peaceful world.
Announcing the AMS 2020 Living Legacy: Ana María García Blanco
APRIL 2, 2019—We are honored to announce Ana María García Blanco as AMS’s 2020 Living Legacy—an award given to those whose commitment and leadership has made an extraordinary impact on the AMS community. A lifelong educator, Ana is changing the face of Montessori in Puerto Rico.
American Montessori Society 2019 Recognition Awards
APRIL 2, 2019—Every year, through a variety of awards, the American Montessori Society honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the Montessori Movement. The following recipients were announced during Community Night at The Montessori Event 2019, held in March in Washington, DC.
Hats Off to the 2019 — 2020 Emerging Leaders Fellows
FEBRUARY 28, 2019—Congratulations to the new cohort of Montessori-credentialed teachers that will be taking part in our Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program, March 2019 – March 2020.
Maryland State Senator William C. Smith Jr. Honored by AMS with Dr. Maria Montessori Ambassador Award
MARCH 26, 2019—Smith, a graduate of the AMS-accredited Barrie School, is working to advance Montessori education in his home state.