AMI ARIZONA ALUMNI
Facebook: AMI Arizona Alumni - AMIAA
Co-Chairs: Lauren Marques and Tina Donovan
Advisor: Ann Velasco
Group meets 4-5 times during the school year focusing on continuing education for AMI diploma holders, member networking, and teacher support.
3140 Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Membership: Lisa Kambich
Fax: 847-948-5136 for school membership information
A.I.M.S. Tel: 847-945-7582 for parent information/directory
Services: A.I.M.S. promotes standards for member schools and is represented in non-public school organizations which maintain contact with state regulatory boards to influence educational legislation/revision. A.I.M.S. conducts a consolidated campaign to increase public awareness of Montessori education. A.I.M.S. serves as a resource for speakers and a connecting link for professional development. A.I.M.S. provides networking for heads of schools; luncheon meetings are held at area schools five times a year. A rental video library of professional, educational films is available to school members. A school directory is published yearly for schools and for distribution to area parents, teachers and the general public who inquire about Montessori through the Illinois Montessori telephone line.
BAY AREA MONTESSORI ASSOCIATION (BAMA)
Tel: 650-274-5314 c/o Shirley Gaston, Treasurer
President: Mary Beth Ricks
BAMA provides workshops 3 times a year to support professional development, hosts smaller meetings, shares information and job postings pertinent to the greater California Bay Area.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF MONTESSORI TEACHERS (CAMT)
312 Oakwood Court, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3C8 Canada
President: Barton Graff
Services: Provides an opportunity for continuous study of Montessori, stimulates individual professional development and community self-help, maintains relation to
CANADIAN COUNCIL OF MONTESSORI ADMINISTRATORS (CCMA)
4953 Dundas Street West Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario M9A 1B6 Canada
Tel: 416-239-1166; Fax: 416-239-9544
Services: CCMA acts as a professional association for Montessori Administrators, functioning as a unified voice in matters of negotiation with other agencies and as a source of knowledge and expertise on matters of school administration. Schools are supported by CCMA through The Voice newsletter, workshops, conferences, and regular meetings. Members can obtain Group Life & Health Insurance, Group Commercial & Liability Insurance, as well as Registered Retirement Plan Benefits for themselves and their staff members. CCMA evaluates and accredits member schools and their programs to assist in developing and maintaining the highest possible standards of Montessori education.
CINCINNATI MONTESSORI SOCIETY
PO Box 6282
Cincinnati, OH 45206-0282
President: Julia Preziosi
Services: CMS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together parents, teachers, and schools in order to promote and support the Montessori philosophy through conferences, educational fairs, parent information evenings, e-newsletters, website and a published directory of local Montessori schools. School membership is $100 and individual memberships are free.
INDIAN MONTESSORI FOUNDATION
New Number 23, Old Number 10, Third Cross Street, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600 041 INDIA
MICHIGAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY
c/o Dearborn Heights Montessori Center, 466 N. John Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI
President: Heidi Gauger
Members: 280; Affiliated Schools: 36
Services: Improves communication among schools, provides workshops for teachers, represents Montessori education to the public, acts as liaison with regulatory authorities.
Montessori Administrators Association (MAA)
c/o the Cobb School, 112 Sand Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
MONTESSORI ADMINISTRATORS OF GEORGIA (MAG)
Mailing address: 2998 La Vista Rd., Decatur, GA 30033
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Lynn Nehez, Oak Meadow Montessori School, 770-963-8303.
Vice-President: Emilie Winston-Cartwright
Montessori Administrators of Georgia (MAG) is a group founded upon the desire to grow and better communicate Maria Montessori’s philosophies. We endorse the standards and policies of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and support fellow members to rely upon these for best practice. MAG offers a network of experienced Montessori administrators the opportunity to work together to strengthen our existing schools and to mentor newer and beginning schools. In particular we support the Montessori Institute of Atlanta and its growth as an AMI training center providing a framework for the development of Montessori education across all age levels.
MONTESSORI AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
P.O. Box 31-461, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
MANZ Executive Officer: Cathy Wilson
President: Gillian Somers
Members: 118 member schools
Services: Promotes an interest in, and understanding of Montessori education; works with government lobbying and promoting Montessori education; provides Montessori website to guide parents and educators; publishes regular teacher newsletters; publishes Montessori Voices magazine for parents; holds annual Montessori conference; organizes Montessori focussed profressional development and promotes research.
MONTESSORI AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION (MAF)
PO Box 82, Five Dock NSW 2046 AUSTRALIA
MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
PO Box 82, Five Dock NSW 2046 AUSTRALIA
MONTESSORI SCHOOLS OF CONNECTICUT
c/o Montessori Magnet School, 1460 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-757-6117; Fax: 860-757-6144
Members: 25 AMS and AMI schools
Services: Sets standards for member schools, liaison with state legislation affecting Montessori education, provides workshops for teachers, and initiates public relations regarding Montessori education.
MONTESSORI SCHOOLS OF MASSACHUSETTS
Contact: Renee DuChainey-Farkes
c/o Kingsley Montessori School
26 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
Affiliated Schools: 62
Services: Provides assistance to Heads of Schools and Boards in the operation of Montessori schools in the state. Sponsors workshops for teachers and administrators. Provides a support network for Heads of Schools, offers Montessori Teacher Training Financial Assistance, maintains a website for member schools, assists member
schools in student and teacher recruitment.
MONTESSORI SOCIETY OF CANADA (MSC)
The AMI Alumni in Canada
Office Manager: Erin Higginbottom; email@example.com
1325 East Keith Rd.
North Vancouver, BC V7J 1J3 CANADA
On Facebook: Montessori Society of Canada
President: Tiffany Howard; firstname.lastname@example.org
The MSC is a forum for AMI Alumni in Canada. The Society organizes inclusive National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops for both the primary and elementary levels. The MSC newsletter, MSC News, is published twice a year. Annual membership is $80 CDN for the period from January 1-December 31. (US and International Memberships are $85 USD.) Membership includes membership in AMI, discounts at MSC events, receipt of MSC News, AMI Communications and E-Bulletin. Membership packages with AMI-EAA and school membership discounts are available.
MONTESSORI TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION OF DELAWARE (MTAD)
Cathy Lopez-Cooling, President
Montessori Teachers Association of Pennsylvania (MTA-PA)
P.O. Box 428, Ft. Washington, PA 19034
THE NEW ENGLAND AMI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
52 Chestnut Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
President: Anissa T. Arloro; Vice-President: Elaine Sevigny
New Hampshire Montessori Association
c/o Erin Woo
2445 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574
NWT MONTESSORI SOCIETY
Jessica Copple, Executive Director
5212 52nd Street, Yellowknife, NT X1A 1T9
OPEN MONTESSORI INITIATIVE (OMI)
P.O. Box 38, Kents Store, VA 23084
Robert S. Hale-Mackinnon, Executive Director
OREGON MONTESSORI ASSOCIATION (OMA)
P.O. Box 82932, Portland, OR 97282
Laura Pilkington, Executive Director
Our mission is to bring together persons interested in the Montessori process, maintain a high standard in the profession, develop greater public understanding and support for the essence of Montessori Education, and to cooperate with other groups in the state to promote the welfare of children.
RUSSIAN ASSOCIATION OF MONTESSORI TEACHERS
Russia Moscow Bolshaja Cherkizovskaya 5/7 Russia
Website: www.montessori.ru/index.html (Site is in Russian only)
Sociedad Afiliada Mexico A.C.
Ciclon 1 Int. 5, Col. Jardines del Pedregal de San Angel, Del Alvaro Obregon 01900
THE MONTESSORI SOCIETY AMI (UK)
26 Lyndhurst Gardens, London NW3 5NW, United Kingdom
TORONTO AMI ALUMNI
291B Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6S 3Z3
Services: Promotes and supports the Montessori philosophy as upheld by the AMI and reflected in the standards of the Foundation for Montessori Education. Meets approximately every month for lectures, workshops and provides a forum for discussion of academic subjects with other Montessorians. Membership: CN $40.00.
UNITED MONTESSORI SCHOOLS OF INDIANA (UMSI)
Mailing Address: 4411 N. Park Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46205
Email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Secretary: Brenda Huth
Tel: (260) 897-4270
Mission: With integrity, the United Montessori Schools of Indiana will support, unify, and advocate for the advancement of Montessori education.
Services: UMSI provides professional development opportunities by hosting an annual fall conference and IA summer training for the Indiana Montessori community. UMSI also participates in state advocacy work (teacher licensing and UMSI Validation) for the advancement of Montessori education.
UTAH MONTESSORI COUNCIL