If you have an interest in working on Advocacy, please email OMA at
2014 – 15 projects included:
Panel and Table Participation at the MetCo Chapter of OAEYC (4/2015)
Click HERE to view the Power Point about OMA’s work in collaboration with Quality Initiatives in Oregon.
Montessori in the Capitol on February 27th, 2015 in Salem, OR
Quality Rating and Improvement System Pilot Project (still relevant!)
Mercedes Castle, Chair:
Hilary Smith, co-Chair:
Below are links to documents that could be helpful in generating answers for some of the Portfolio questions for those of you who are choosing to participate in QRIS.
Click here for LD2
Click here for LD3
Click here for LD4
Click here for LD6
Click here for LD7
Click here for LD12 – Grace and Courtesy
Click here for LD12 – Required Posting – Discipline Policy
Click here for HS6
Click here for HS1
MACTE Accreditation with the Oregon Registry
Stacey Edwards Russo, Chair:
MACTE work done by Ingrid Anderson, Mercedes Castle, Stacey Edwards Russo, and Rebecca Pelton. All AMS Teacher Training Centers are accredited by MACTE.
AMI Accreditation work in progress as of 4/2015 More details coming soon!
Click here for the MACTE Accreditation Article.
Published with permission by Mercedes Castle.
Native American Montessori Program Support
Hilary Smith, Chair:
Began in the fall of 2014, this outreach work is supporting the re-institution of a public Montessori ECE program. More details coming soon!
Click here for the video link for TEDTalk “Indian school whisperer: Dave Archambault, Sr. at TEDxBurnsvilleED” This talk articulates why Montessori education is a great match for Native American education programs.
Jennifer Davidson, Chair: , also working on the Alder Elementary program. Click HERE for more details.
David Cannon, Chair:
Research and Resource Links
“School Readiness in Children Attending Montessori-Style Preschools,” May 2014 Forza Vitale!
Jennifer LaBounty, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR