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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Announcing the Recipients of AMS 2019 Research Awards
FEBRUARY 13, 2019—Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s dissertation and thesis awards: Anne Sutton, Kirsten Nordhaus, and Marcela Corona-Villarreal.
Living Legacy Celebration with Marta Donahoe
Come celebrate the magic of AMS Living Legacy honoree Marta Donahoe at Mercy Montessori School this March. Hosted by our friends at Xavier University Montessori Institute; we hope you’ll join!
AMS Sees You—ALL of You
JANUARY 21, 2019—AMS board and staff leadership enter this new year with a strengthened commitment to being a model for and ensuring the advancement of principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Applications Sought for AMS Board of Directors
NOVEMBER 9, 2018—If you are an energetic and engaged member of the AMS community and would like to deepen your commitment and involvement, we invite you to apply for our Board of Directors.
In Memoriam: John J. McDermott (1932 – 2018)
NOVEMBER 8, 2018—Professor John J. McDermott, 86, died Sunday, September 30, 2018. McDermott was a distinguished philosopher and educator who has been credited as the creator of the American Montessori Movement.
Open Positions at AMS
OCTOBER 26, 2018—AMS has several new positions open at our NYC office, and we are seeking new thought partners to fill them.
AMS Statement on Jeff Bezos's Initiative to Create Montessori-Inspired Schools
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018—We are thrilled to see the news of Jeff Bezos’s $2 billion charitable initiatives—the Day One Families Fund and Day One Academies—to fund existing non-profits that help homeless families and to launch high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in historically under-resourced communities.
Meet Your AMS Board President and Vice President
AUGUST 17, 2018—Representing various constituencies of the Montessori community, board members determine AMS policy and guide the organization on matters related to mission, vision, values, and strategic goals. They play an integral role in the American Montessori Society, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce 2 of them to you: our President and Vice President, with whom I consult frequently.