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.

Erin Compton

Stepping Stones Montessori School of East Lansing
East Lansing, MI
(517) 336-0422 (School)

Amy Elizabeth Dressler

Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center
Waterford, MI
(248) 674-3800 (School)

Sue Fitzpatrick

Livonia Montessori School
Livonia, MI
(248) 474-4764 (School)

Shawn Gasiorowski

Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center
Waterford, MI
(248) 674-3800 (School)

Heidi Gauger

Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center
Waterford, MI
(313) 562-7777 (School)

Julie Harrison

Maple Tree Montessori Academy
Brighton, MI
(810) 225-8321 (School)

Cyndi Iannuzzi

Montessori Children's Academy
Clinton Township, MI
(586) 286-4566

Mary Lamos

Montessori Center of Downriver
Southgate, MI
(734) 282-6465 (School)

Karen Lumsden

Children’s Place Montessori
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 476-9660 (School)

Kay Neff

Dearborn Heights Montessori Center
Dearborn Heights, MI
(313) 359-3000 (School)

Sue Szczesny

Birmingham Community Montessori
Beverly Hills, MI
(248) 646-1535 (School)

Theresa Weber

Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute
Adrian, MI
(810) 227-3101 (School)

Clerical Support for MMS

Kathy Smoko

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 9, 2019
October 7, 2019
November 4, 2019
December 3, 2019
January 13, 2020
February 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
April 20, 2020
May 4, 2020
June 2, 2020