Colleyville, Texas, April 19, 2016
– Dr. Tricia Miller Installed as Association Montessori Internationale Director –
Waypoint Montessori School today announced that Dr. Tricia Miller, upper school coordinator and elementary guide, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the international authority on Montessori education that directs studies in affiliated teacher-training institutions around the world. Dr. Miller was installed to a 4-year term during AMI’s Annual General Meeting this past weekend in Amsterdam, where the 87-year old organization is headquartered.
As a member of the AMI board, Dr. Miller’s work will center on expanding the goals of Educateurs sans Frontières (EsF), a division of AMI whose mission is impact individuals, families, communities, organizations and governments in their efforts to champion the rights, education and welfare of children worldwide.
“The Waypoint community could not be more proud of Dr. Miller,” said Head of School Edward Jackson. “She has been integral to the success of our school’s adolescent program and to Waypoint’s on-going commitment to the AMI pedagogy that enables children to develop – and reach – their physical, intellectual, social and emotional potential. I am excited for both Dr. Miller and the Waypoint community as we partner with AMI at the highest levels.”
“Through my participation on the board, I hope to bring the message of education and peace to all the corners of the world through the lens of Montessori,” said Dr. Miller. “Waypoint Montessori has helped me on this path by allowing me the time to support the work of both the Montessori Institute of North Texas (MINT), an AMI teacher training center in Dallas, and EsF. This appointment will broaden my efforts in the AMI Montessori community, which reaches others on a global level.”
Dr. Miller received her undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster and her Ph.D. in cell biology from Baylor College of Medicine. She also holds an AMI Elementary diploma from Washington Montessori Institute, a Masters’ degree in education from Loyola University (MD), and a certificate of completion for the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association’s Orientation for Adolescent Studies. She has taught at Waypoint Montessori for six years, first as director of the adolescent program, and currently as upper school coordinator and upper elementary guide.
About Waypoint Montessori School:
Established in 1971, Waypoint Montessori is an AMI Recognized Montessori school and 501(c)(3) organization that serves children ages 14 months through 14 years (8th grade). The school also provides an infant and toddler program for parents and their children beginning at two months of age. Nestled on nine wooded acres in Colleyville, Texas, Waypoint Montessori is located equidistant between Dallas and Fort Worth.
About AMI (Association Montessori Internationale):
Established in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori and headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Association Montessori Internationale is the oldest Montessori organization in the world. The organization was founded to maintain the integrity of Dr. Montessori’s life’s work to support the natural development of the human being from birth to maturity, enabling children to become the transforming elements of society, leading to a harmonious and peaceful world.