AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
American Montessori Society Hires New Executive Director
JUNE 8, 2020—It is with great excitement and pleasure that the Board of Directors of the American Montessori Society announces the hire of Munir Shivji as our new executive director, effective Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
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Cancellation of The Montessori Event 2020
MARCH 12, 2020—Dear AMS community we are cancelling our conference, effective immediately. We are doing this in an abundance of caution, given the current situation with COVID-19.
Staying Healthy at The Montessori Event (and Beyond)
UPDATES MARCH 6,11, 2020—Read the latest updates about coronavirus and The Montessori Event, taking place March 12 – 15 in Dallas. You’ll also find a list of FAQs and links to helpful resources.
Change in Leadership at the American Montessori Society
JANUARY 21, 2020—Effective February 1, 2020, Richard A. Ungerer will assume the position of AMS Interim Executive Director. The change comes in the wake of the resignation of AMS CEO, Dr. Timothy Purnell. Many in the community know Rich from his previous service as AMS ED (2005 – 2017).
Meet the Candidates: AMS 2020 Board Elections & TES Elections
FEBRUARY 10, 2020—Learn about the Montessori educators and advocates who will be running for office in upcoming elections for the AMS Board of Directors and AMS Teacher Educators Section.
Announcing the Recipients of AMS 2020 Research Awards
FEBRUARY 5, 2020—Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s research awards: Teresa Ripple (dissertation) and Melissa Zheng (thesis).
AMS Awards $6,491 in Fall 2020 Research Mini-Grants
FEBRUARY 1, 2020—AMS Mini-Grants support research that brings fresh insight to Montessori education. Congratulations to the Fall 2020 recipients: Corey Borgman, David J. Fleming, and Anthony Setari.
In Memoriam: Jacqueline Mary Cossentino (1964 – 2019)
DECEMBER 18, 2019—Jackie championed Montessori in the public sector through her role as a parent, researcher, administrator, university professor, and co-founder of NCMPS.
AMS Salutes the Recipients of MACTE’s 2019 Recognition Awards
DECEMBER 10, 2019—Congratulations to the distinguished Montessori educators who were honored with awards at the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education 2019 Symposium.
In Memoriam: Carole Wolfe Korngold (1935 – 2019)
NOVEMBER 8, 2019—Honored as the AMS 2000 Living Legacy, Carole is acclaimed for bringing authentic Montessori education to thousands of children through independent, public, and charter schools, as well to childcare centers and Montessori teacher training programs.