AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
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).
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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.
Candidates for AMS 2019 Board Elections Announced
FEBRUARY 26, 2019—Watch videos and read personal statements to learn about the Montessori advocates running for office.
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.