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 2016-2017 Board of Directors are:

Amy Elizabeth Dressler
74580 Burk Street
Armada, MI 48005
(586) 229-4309

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

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

Sue Fitzpatrick
15517 Surrey St
Livonia, MI 48154
(248) 565-7001 (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
(586) 286-4566

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
(248) 548-4154(school)

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 2016-2017 year are:

September 14, 2015
September 12, 2016
October 3
November 7
December 5
January 9, 2017
February 6
March 6
April 10
May 1
June 5

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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