About Us

The Michigan Montessori Society is an independent, non-profit organization whose goal is to promote, develop and disseminate the educational philosophy and principles of Maria Montessori, fostering their integration with the American educational and cultural environment. Through the support of the general and professional members, the Society continues to advance its goals. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Montessori education.

The Michigan Montessori Society offers to its members and affiliate schools a number of services. The Society sponsors two workshops each year, in the fall and spring of the academic year. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter and a member directory is published each year in early spring. The newsletters and the member directory are e-mailed to each member.

If you are in need of any services, please contact the Michigan Montessori Society at 1-800-308-4899 or by e-mail through this site.



A PDF copy of our by-laws can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.

Board of Directors

The MMS Board consists of twelve members, elected for three-year terms. Each year, four board seats are open for election. Nominations can be made to members of the Election Committee, appointed by the President of the Board each September. Ballots are mailed to all members in May and counted at the June meeting. The 2014-2015 Board of Directors is:

Kirsten Dusseau
3465 Phillips
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 476-9660 (school)

Shawn Gasiorowski
751 Snowmass Dr.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
248-674-3800 (school)

Heidi Gauger
210 S. Martha
Dearborn, MI 48124
313-359-3000 (school)

Julie Harrison
12149 Commerce Rd.,
Milford, MI 48380

Cyndi Iannuzzi
21396 Ewing
Macomb, MI 48044

Jackie Kalogerakos
136 Mapleton
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Mary Lamos
11006 Afton
Southgate, MI 48195
734-282-6465 (school)

Karen Lumsden
3667 Boulder Dr
Troy, MI 48336
(248) 476-9660 (school)

Emily Moore Myers
17 Woodward Hts.
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069

Pat Moore
413 Moross
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Kay Neff
5 Fairmount Ct.
Dearborn, MI 48124
313-359-3000 (school)

Sue Szczesny
29826 Deer Run
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
248-646-1535 (school)

Contact for MMS
Shelley Boatright:
313-359-3000 (school)


The MMS Board meets regularly. The meetings are set by the members of the Board and are rescheduled or canceled as needed by the President of the MMS Board. The planned meetings for the 2015-2016 year are:

September 14, 2015
October 5, 2015
November 2, 2015
December 7, 2015
January 11, 2016
February 1, 2016
March 7, 2016
April 11, 2016
May 2, 2016
June 6, 2016

Please call the MMS office to confirm the time and location of the meetings. Meetings are open to any member of MMS. We invite and encourage participation. Meeting dates are tentative. Please check here or call for updates.

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