AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
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AMS Statement on Robb Elementary School Shooting
MAY 25 2022—The American Montessori Society grieves with the community in Uvalde, TX. Our hearts are with Robb Elementary School and all victims and survivors of gun violence.
Election Results: AMS Board of Directors
MAY 6, 2022—Earlier this spring, members of the American Montessori Society took part in elections for our Board of Directors. The results are now in! We look forward to welcoming the following individuals to our board in July 2022.
Announcing the AMS 2023 Living Legacy: Susie and David Shelton Dodge
MAY 4, 2022—Susie and David Shelton-Dodge have been on the forefront of the Montessori Movement since the 1970s, supporting countless students, teacher educators, and other community members with generosity, grace, and grit.
In Memoriam: Bretta Weiss Wolff
On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Bretta Weiss Wolff, former national director of the American Montessori Society (1978 – 1992) and the 12th AMS Living Legacy (2004), passed away peacefully at the age of 96.
Submit a Workshop Proposal for The Montessori Event 2023
April 12, 2022—The American Montessori Society is now accepting workshop proposals for The Montessori Event, taking place March 16 – March 19, 2023 at the Marriott Copley Place/Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The submission deadline for proposals is Monday, June 20, 11:59 PM (ET).
American Montessori Society Condemns Russian Acts of War Against Ukraine
MARCH 9, 2022—The American Montessori Society stands with the people of Ukraine—both those in Eastern Europe and those of Ukrainian descent around the world. We join countless organizations in the United States and overseas calling for peace.
Introducing Cohort 5 of the Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program
MARCH 2, 2022 – The AMS Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program is a professional development initiative that provides a year of structured learning, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Meet the fellows of cohort 5.
AMS 2022 Board Elections Announced
FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – Elections for new directors on the AMS Board will be open from March 7, 2022 through April 8, 2022. Upon the opening of the elections, every member will be sent several emails with their unique link to the ballot. Schools and teacher education programs: the emails will be sent to your organization address.
American Montessori Society 2022 Recognition Awards
JANUARY 24, 2022—AMS recognition awards honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our organization and the Montessori Movement. We offer our congratulations to the 2022 recipients, and profound thanks for all that they have so selflessly accomplished in pursuit of our shared mission to build a better world through Montessori.