Oregon Montessori Association

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The next Open Advocacy Meeting will be held at Montessori Northwest on April 23rd, 2014 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  Please join us for updates on the work that has been done and learn about new projects to help with!

Click here for March/April 2013 OMAP Update.

Contact information for the Oregon Montessori Advocacy Project co-chairs, and the committee chairs are below.  You can also send an e-mail to Laura Pilkington, , requesting more information.

Cathryn Kasper, AMI co-chair: 

Kari Wax, AMS co-chair: 

There are currently four areas of advocacy work being done in the state of Oregon.  Contact the chair of the area you are interested in and get involved!

Quality Rating and Improvement System Pilot Project

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

MACTE Accreditation with the Oregon Registry

Stacey Edwards-Russo, Chair: 

Click here for the MACTE Accreditation Article.
Published with permission by Mercedes Castle.

Click here for the Infant/Toddler Articulation
Click here for the Early Childhood Articulation
Click here for the Elementary Articulation
Click here for the MACTE University Alignments

Teacher Licensing

Jennifer Davidson, Chair: 


David Cannon, Chair: 


Oregon Montessori Association

PO Box 82932 Portland, OR 97282 | 503-688-0526
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