Let me share a few stories about service and time the past few AMS Living Legacy's have rendered to Montessori education.
|Munir Shivji and Judi Bauerlein|
2010 Living Legacy, Judi Bauerlein.
What was her contribution? How did this help the Texas Montessori community?
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|Kathryn Miller, |
Betsy Coe and
With the help from Betsy, we were able to create a city-wide festival to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Montessori education. This two part event held at the University of Houston, Main Campus on October 6, 2007 was attended by over 5000 people. The local Houston Montessori community came together and created a Global Village that consisted of ten huts representing cultures from around the world, a mock Montessori classroom and a 100 foot Montessori timeline exhibit. We also produced a finale celebration variety show and tribute in honor of Maria Montessori, titled, "Celebrating Peace and Culture" at the Cullen Performance Hall.
Along with Judi and Marie Dugan, Betsy has also served on the panel for The Institute of Montessori Education's annual Leadership Forum. Betsy kindly accepts invitations to presents workshops at TIME's conferences as well as supports many of the community initiatives spearheaded by The Institute of Montessori Education.
FYI: To help aspiring Montessori teachers fund their studies and ensure that Montessori classrooms are staffed by well-prepared teachers who meet rigorous professional standards, you can make a tax-deductible contribution to the American Montessori Society in honor of this year's Living Legacy. This AMS Living Legacy Fund awards competitive scholarships to individuals accepted into AMS-affiliated teacher education programs.