AMI’s Bold Goal

Friday 30th March 2018

AMI’s Bold Goal project launched to increase social impact in U.S. education

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) launched a Bold Goal project in February 2016 to increase our social impact by tripling AMI’s presence in U.S. education within five years. Through this project, we are implementing a strategy towards achieving that goal. 

We are grateful for the time, enthusiasm, and contributions of the more than 60 members of the Bold Goal Leadership Group, comprising training centre and affiliate staff and board members, who launched this effort. Their ongoing support for regular communications with our constituents ensures the Bold Goal work benefits from the community-wide knowledge and support it needs.

We also want to thank the 24 Leadership Group members who volunteered to staff the Bold Goal Work Groups. They coordinate with our project facilitator, Kate Hastings, as we develop our strategy around 1) Pathways into AMI, 2) The Moment of Training, and 3) Job Placement and Career Support. 

Brian Sense (Great Work, CO), Jamie Rue and Janet McDonnell (Loyola, MD), and David Ayer (Oregon Montessori Association), respectively, are the project managers who collaborate with teammates on the three Work Groups around which our Bold Goal project is organised. We expect more Work Groups will emerge as we identify additional areas of focus required for project success. We also expect the Work Groups will call on the AMI community for information, ideas, and expertise. 

There are many ways to contribute to AMI’s Bold Goal, and if you are interested in volunteering your time and energy to this work, please contact Jacquie Maughan at [email protected].

Jacquie is Communications Manager for the Bold Goal Steering Committee. The Steering Committee designs and manages the Bold Goal project, and comprises Lynne Lawrence, Cherry Worthington, Judi Orion, Molly O’Shaughnessy, Jacquie Maughan, and James Walton. 

We currently are moving into implementation and a Bold Goal Directorate will be established in the near future to carry the work in the U.S. forward.

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