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Montessori Educators of Alabama

Mission Statement: 

Montessori Educators of Alabama (MEA) is an inclusive group of Montessorians collaborating to support the growth of high quality Montessori education in Alabama and advocating for Montessori guides, Heads of Schools, and the families they serve. 

DEI Policy:


MEA is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where all members and guests, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We celebrate diverse life experiences and heritages. 

 
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MEA Bio

Dedicated to Change 

MEA started with the idea that Alabama Montessori Teachers and School Leaders needed an organization to be able to connect with each other from all over the state.

Our Goals: 


  1. Provide an alliance for Montessorians in the state of Alabama. 

  2. Support a community of Guides and Heads of Schools through regional committees and offer statewide Montessori professional development opportunities. 

  3. Uphold the authenticity of the Montessori Philosophy and Methods.

  4. Advocate the growth of Montessori education for all demographics in Alabama regardless of enrollment size, location or socioeconomic diversity. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • July MEA Meeting
    Time is TBD
    Online
    Time is TBD
    Online
 

Montessori Schools in Alabama

Huntsville

And Surrounding Areas

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Montessori School of Madison

Madison

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Peridot Montessori 

Madison

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Montessori School of Huntsville

Huntsville

 

Birmingham

And Surrounding Areas

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Creative Montessori School

Homewood

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Joseph Bruno's Montessori Academy

Birmingham

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Hilltop Montessori School

Birmingham

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River and Cape Montessori 

Alabaster

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Urban Community School

Birmingham

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Guidepost Montessori

Birmingham

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The Hillsboro School

Helena

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Montessori Kids Universe

Homewood

 

Montgomery and Mobile

And Surrounding Areas

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Weinacker's Montessori 

Hillcrest

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Weinackers's Montessori

Lake Forest

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Weinacker's Montessori 

University

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Azalea City Montessori

Mobile

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Dothan Montessori School

Dothan

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Montessori World

Mobile 

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Eastern Shores Montessori 

Daphne

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Montessori Academy 

Montgomery 

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Montessori School of Hampstead

Montgomery

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The Children's House Auburn Montessori School

Auburn

 

Educational Resources

Below is where to find recently published articles, webinars, conferences, and training programs. 

 
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American Montessori Society (AMS) Education Scholarships 

Every year, the American Montessori Society awards teacher education scholarships to aspiring Montessori teachers in support of their professional growth.

Those eligible to apply for scholarships are individuals who have been accepted, are in the process of being accepted, or are already enrolled in an AMS-affiliated teacher education program at any of these credential levels: Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary (I, I – II, II), and Secondary (I, I – II). These scholarships are not available for individuals enrolled in an AMS Administrator or MIE course.

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MEA Board 2021

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 Megan Johnson (they/them)

Co-Founder, Acting Co-Director, Acting Treasurer

Megan has been a teacher at Creative Montessori School since 2014. They received their Infant/ Toddler certification from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies in 2019 and are the head of the Toddler Department. They have a degree in Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They recently helped start an Anti-Biased / Anti-Racist Committee for their school.

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 Courtney Davis (she/her)

Co-Founder, Acting Co-Director

Courtney has been a guide at Creative Montessori School since 2005. She has a B.S. degree and received her AMS Early Childhood certification from Montessori Academy of Brentwood in 2016. Currently she is in the process of establishing a diverse by design Montessori school in Birmingham, Urban Community Montessori. 

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Lauren Williams (she/her)

Acting Communications Director

Lauren has been a teacher at Creative Montessori School since 2019. She is currently in training for Infant/Toddler certification through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Lauren attended CMS as a child and later went on to receive a Bachelors of Music along with a general business minor a the University of Alabama.

If you'd like to inquire more about our Organization or want to join us, then please email us at mea@cmskids.org to find out more information.

 

Members

Lara Kamowski

Creative Montessori School

Jan Hayes

Montessori Kids Universe (Homewood)

Amanda Skaggs

Urban Community Montessori

Camille Morris

Creative Montessori School

Tina Brandon

Creative Montessori School

Jay Stark

Montessori School of Huntsville

Christopher Schell

Creative Montessori School

Christi Ruben

Guidepost Montessori

Dorothy Ewing

Hillsboro Montssori School

 

Get in Touch

2800 Montessori Way, Birmingham, AL 35209

205-320-5933

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