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AMS Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the American Montessori Society. It is empowered to formulate policies and to amend the bylaws as needed to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities and to ensure a vigorous future for the organization.

Board directors represent various constituencies of the Montessori community and contribute a diversity of experience and expertise that enrich the body’s deliberations and decisions. Every director sits on at least 1 AMS committee or commission. All directors are elected by the membership. Some directors are elected individually. Others are selected by the AMS Board to form a group, or "slate," which is then voted up or down in its entirety by the AMS membership.

Executive Committee Directors

Munir ShivjiMunir Shivji

President of the Board
Director of Toddler and Primary Programs
Cambridge Montessori School, Cambridge, MA



Sharon DamoreSharon Damore

Vice President of the Board
Executive Director
Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS)



KambrichSusan Kambrich

Treasurer of the Board
Interim Chair of the Heads of Schools Section

Head of School
Woodland Hill Montessori School, Rensselaer, NY



E. McCrae Harrison

Secretary of the Board
School Accreditation Commission Representative
Assistant to the Principal for Montessori
Montessori Academy at Christina, Wilmington, DE



Sandra Marie Stevenson

International Picture Editor
The New York Times, New York, NY



Dr. Timothy PurnellTimothy J. Purnell

Ex Officio
Executive Director
American Montessori Society, New York, NY



Board Member Directors

BayerSuzanne Bayer

Chair of the Teachers Section
Middle School Teacher
Valley Montessori School, Livermore, CA



BowmanGary Bowman

Executive Director/Superintendent
California Montessori Project, Carmichael, CA




Marie ContiMarie Conti

Head of School
The Wetherill School, Gladwyne, PA




Hilary Green

Chair of the Teacher Educators Section
Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, Silver Spring, MD



Michelle Suzanne Hammons

Eagle Peak Montessori School, Walnut Creek, CA




Anita Hanks

Head of School
Starwood Montessori School, Frisco, TX




Amira D. Mogaji

Northglade Montessori Magnet School, Kalamazoo, MI




Pauline NovakPauline Novak

Montessori Learning Specialist
Montessori School of Northern Virginia, Annandale, VA




SaylorLaura Saylor

Assistant Professor, Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Dean of the School of Education
College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH



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