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Inform. Advance. Empower.

ADVOCACY FOR NEW YORK STATE'S MONTESSORI SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS

Our Community

The New York State Montessori Alliance represents schools, administrators, and individuals who are passionate advocates for authentic Montessori practice in New York State. By supporting favorable public policy, we encourage, educate and serve those who provide the highest quality Montessori education to children and adolescents throughout the state.

Our Work

The NYSMA is dedicated to furthering the educational objectives, methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the State of New York by achieving the following goals:

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  1. To speak with one, unified voice for Montessori education.

  2. To advance and protect the educational vision formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori in both private and public schools in the state.

  3. To support the administration of Montessori schools.

  4. To offer ongoing education and guidance to the Montessori community in New York State.

  5. To use its best efforts to ensure that all government entities within the State of New York understand and support the Montessori community’s mission.

  6. To keep the Montessori community informed of all actions and events that might affect the community’s ability to achieve its goals.

  7. To address issues of public policy that may affect education in general and, more specifically, Montessori education.

  8. To advocate for the recognition of Montessori Teacher Certifications across the state.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Join Now
Meet leaders and changemakers in education
Keep-up with state/national Montessori news
Receive education and guidance
Tap resources to inform educators and policymakers
Earn professional development hours
Support for your school’s administration

Work toward NYS recognition of the Montessori Teacher Certification

 

The Inaugural Statewide Conference:
"Bringing NYS Montessori Together"

Held Virtually!
Saturday, February 5, 2022

The New York State Montessori Alliance (NYSMA) 

is proud to announce our inaugural annual conference this winter:

Bringing New York State Montessori Together!

 

We are hosting this virtual conference to pull Montessorians together from upstate, downstate, and all over the globe to participate in workshops and conversations that benefit us all. NYSMA is committed to advocacy for Montessori education from a grass-roots level up to the public policy level.

Keynote: Martha Teien
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Martha Teien is the president of Montessori Public Policy Initiatives (MPPI).  Previously she was president of the Board of Directors for Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) and president of Colorado Montessori Association (CMA).  Martha is presently enrolled in the inaugural cohort of the AMS Instructor's Academy.  She completed a Fellowship with the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program (BECLP) in June of 2020.  

Martha still serves as a full time primary guide for Mountain Montessori.  She founded the school in 2004 and continues to direct, teach and own the program.  Martha also helped co-found Montessori Children's House in Edwards, Colorado in 1998 and Eagle Montessori in 2001 in Eagle, Colorado. 

 

Martha has 5 adult children who were fortunate to begin their educational journey with a Montessori primary program. Martha also loves to run, hike, and read.

The conference will include two professional development workshop sessions at multiple levels of engagement, a keynote address, and networking sessions. This virtual event is open to the public and marketed globally so you can take advantage of an opportunity to share diverse perspectives in the vast Montessori community.

 

Members of our organization dedicate themselves to furthering the educational objectives, methods, and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the State of New York by achieving the following goals:

  • First, to speak with one unified voice for Montessori education.

  • Second, to advance and protect the educational vision formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori in private and public schools in the state.

  • To support the administration of Montessori schools.

  • To offer ongoing education and guidance to the Montessori community in New York State.

  • To use its best efforts to ensure that all government entities within the State of New York understand and support the Montessori community’s mission.

  • To keep the Montessori community informed of all actions and events that might affect its ability to achieve its goals.

  • To address public policy issues that may affect education in general and, more specifically, Montessori education.

  • To advocate for the recognition of Montessori Teacher Certifications across the state.

 

In less than two weeks ... Saturday, February 5, 2022!

 

Conference registration is now open!

If you have any questions please reach out to Lisanne Pinciotti and/or Sheba Kapur.

We can't wait to connect with you!

2021-2022 NYSMA GROUP MEETINGS

Virtual
Quarterly Meeting

THU OCT 21, 2021

Virtual
Quarterly Meeting

THU MAR 31, 2022

Virtual
Quarterly Meeting

TUE JAN 25, 2022

TBA
Quarterly Meeting

WED MAY 25, 2022

 
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 CONTACT US

For any inquiries, please call or email us:

518-347-2060 

our address

NYSMA

c/o Sadiya Muniruddin 

Montessori at Flatiron 

5 W 22nd St

New York, NY 10010

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