Barrie’s Hilary Green Named Vice Chair of AMS Teacher Education Committee

Hilary Green, Director of the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies at Barrie, was recently elected by her peers in the American Montessori Society (AMS) to serve as Vice Chair of their Teacher Education Committee (TEC) at the AMS teacher education meeting in Chicago. “I am really excited to take on this position as it will allow to me to continue to connect with Montessori teacher education programs throughout the world and be involved with the decisions being made as far as best practices in Montessori teacher education for the 21st century,” says Hilary, who is entering her 14th year at Barrie.

Hilary also points out a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, which highlights a few Montessori students who went on to be the pioneers of a generation: “Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs.”

Please read on for more information about Hilary’s work with AMS, or click on the link above for the story.

The purpose of the AMS Teacher Education Committee (TEC) is to provide leadership in implementing the Montessori vision through researching and advancing best practices in the preparation of Montessori teacher educators, developing a knowledge base of curriculum and instruction for Montessori teacher education, and creating and advocating standards to support and maintain excellence in AMS affiliated Montessori teacher education programs.

My job description as Vice Chair includes:
1 – Chair the AMS TEC Annual Meeting in the absence of the Chair
2 – Assists the Chair in performance of duties when requested
3 – Acts as Chair of the Nominating Committee and prepares slate of TEC officers and elected positions, including TEAC level representatives
4 – Attends TEAC meetings except the closed sessions
5 – Assumes all responsibilities of the Chair when he/she is unable to perform his/her duties

(TEAC is the teacher education action committee which deals with program affiliation issues and level specific issues for programs – ex, information for Early Childhood curriculum)

The term of the vice chair position is 3 years. This is another great way to connect with programs throughout the country and internationally while ensuring that quality Montessori teacher education is occurring.

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