About MMS

Michigan Montessori Society supports teachers, parents and Montessori schools in Michigan with information about Montessori education professional development, and advocacy.

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.

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.

Mona Ahuja

The Maria Montessori Center
Farmington Hills, MI

Barb Barnes

North Star Montessori
Jackson, MI

Maggie Bischoff

Brookview School
Benton Harbor, MI

Karen Lumsden

Children’s Place Montessori
Farmington Hills, MI

Jasmin Hughes Reynolds

Ferndale Montessori Center
Ferndale, MI

Denise VanPelt

Grand Rapids Montessori
Grand Rapids, MI

Clerical Support for MMS

Kathy Smoko kathy@mmsoc.org

Our By-Laws

A PDF copy of our articles of incorporation and by-laws can be viewed or downloaded below.

Articles of Incorportation See Our By-Laws

Board Meeting Schedule

Board meetings are open to the public and begin at 5:15 p.m. on the dates below. Please contact us in advanced to verify a meeting's location.

September 11, 2023
October 9, 2023
November 6, 2023
December 5, 2023
January 8, 2024
February 5, 2024
March 4, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 6, 2024
June 1, 2024