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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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.
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.