AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
American Montessori Society Seeks New Executive Director
APRIL 9, 2020—The American Montessori Society, the leading member advocacy organization, research forum, and resource collaborative for the global community of Montessori educators, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.
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Farewell and Thank You to Richard A. Ungerer, Interim Executive Director
MAY 29, 2020—Rich Ungerer, who came out of retirement earlier this year to serve AMS as interim executive director, has now completed his work with us. We extend deep thanks to him for stepping up to help our organization through a critical transition period.
Election Results: AMS Board of Directors
MAY 22, 2020—See the results of the AMS Board of Directors elections. These leaders will be welcomed to the board in July 2020.
Announcing the AMS 2021 Living Legacy: Biff Maier
APRIL 6, 2020—We are proud to announce the AMS 2021 Living Legacy, William “Biff” Maier, who has proudly championed Montessori for 47 years. Learn about his journey and legacy.
A Letter from the AMS Board of Directors
MARCH 29, 2020—Every day we see clear evidence of how the AMS community has risen to the challenges set before us. We know the profound impact you are having on the lives of Montessori children and adult learners, serving as personal examples of leadership and integrity in a time of crisis, and continuing your role as compassionate educators dedicated to the work of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Announcing the AMS Executive Director Search Committee
MARCH 26, 2020—The American Montessori Society is embarking on a search for a new executive director. This is a position that Richard A. Ungerer has held in an interim capacity since February 1, 2020.
American Montessori Society 2020 Recognition Awards
MARCH 18, 2020—AMS recognition awards honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our organization and the Montessori Movement. We offer our congratulations to the 2020 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.
Cancellation of The Montessori Event 2020
MARCH 12, 2020—Dear AMS community we are cancelling our conference, effective immediately. We are doing this in an abundance of caution, given the current situation with COVID-19.
Staying Healthy at The Montessori Event (and Beyond)
UPDATES MARCH 6,11, 2020—Read the latest updates about coronavirus and The Montessori Event, taking place March 12 – 15 in Dallas. You’ll also find a list of FAQs and links to helpful resources.
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).