Chair of Teachers Section
There is 1 open position on the AMS 2013 Board in for the Chair of Teachers Section. The position is for a 3-year term.
Voting is now open. To vote online, log in and click “Voting” in the left-side navigation menu on your Member Page. Voting for this position is limited to AMS teacher members.
The last day to vote is Friday, January 4.
Middle School Teacher, Valley Montessori School; Livermore, CA
AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood)
BS Education/English, University of South Dakota
I have been a Montessori primary and middle school teacher for over 25 years. I would feel privileged to represent teachers, as a board member of the American Montessori Society, because I believe teachers are the key component for the success of any school, be it charter, independent, or public. I have a strong understanding of the curriculum, high academic standards, skills, and passion required to continue the incredible growth of Montessori education. Because it is important for teachers, not just students, to have the opportunities to learn, grow, and reach their highest potential, I propose increased teacher access to a variety of resources, including continuing education, Webinars, conferences, and workshops—forums in which they can connect easily with each other. Please consider giving me a chance to represent you.
6 – 9 Montessori Classroom teacher, Cincinnati Public School; Cincinnati, OH
AMS-credentialed (Elementary I)
Montessori Elementary I Credential, Xavier University
MEd (Elementary Education), Xavier University
I have interest in becoming a board member of the American Montessori Society to help further the voice of Montessorians in supporting the role of Montessori education across various settings. I would bring the experience of having worked in a diverse public Montessori setting. I have a strong grasp of Common Core Standards and the skill and enthusiasm to promote Montessori education as the best way to teach children and meet Common Core Standards. Having experience working with children from diverse backgrounds also enables me to address the importance of peace education and the role of cosmic education in helping children learn to interact and learn from each other. My top priorities include being a strong advocate for Montessori education and its importance in our world today.
Upper Elementary & Middle School Teacher, Montessori Academy; Brentwood, TN
AMS-credentialed (Elementary I & II)
MEd (Gifted Education), Belmont University
I would be honored to serve as the teacher chair on the AMS Board and advocate for each Montessori teacher. My goal, through enhanced communication and professional development opportunities, is to give a voice to each teacher. Since it is important to maintain high standards and qualifications for Montessori schools and its teachers, I believe through peace education and respect for diversity, we can create a vibrant Montessori community of lifelong learners. I am proposing that every Montessori school consider participation in a self-study. Montessori teachers are reflective practitioners and would find this process affirming the level of teaching and learning at their schools. It is important to guide the next generation of teachers to maintain the momentum of the last century. By serving the needs and concerns of teachers, I would propose Facebook focus groups are created for teachers who teach toddler, early childhood, elementary, middle or high school students.