AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
Welcoming Our New Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Staff: Bryan Jackson and Maati Wafford
OCTOBER 26, 2020—Two years ago, the American Montessori Society Board of Directors voted to make inclusion and equity a strategic priority of our organization. With this in mind, we were thrilled to recently receive a major grant to support our efforts in this area.
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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.
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.