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FMAE Montessori Certification, Credentials & Undergraduate Degrees


Frida Azari

AMS Early Childhood Credential, College of Notre Dame; AMS 6–9 Elementary Credential, Montessori Teacher Education Center of San Francisco Bay Area; AMS workshop presenter; BS, Western Michigan University, 1970; FMAE instructor, 1999–present; Fountainhead Montessori teacher and staff development director 1975–present, Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education Director and Instructor 2006-present; Certificate of Authorization for Service, CA BPPE, 2001.

Mary Cooper

AMS Early Childhood Credential, 1989; Montessori preschool teacher, 1986–present; Fountainhead Montessori site director, 1992–present; FMAE instructor, 2001–present; AMS workshop presenter; BS in Art Education, Miami University of Ohio, 1975; Site Supervisor Child Development Permit, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1999; Certificate of Authorization for Service, CA BPPE, 2001.

Elizabeth Peek

AMS Early Childhood Credential, 1985. BA, New Mexico State University; Fountainhead Montessori preschool teacher, 1984–present. Site Supervisor Child Development Permit; Certificate of Authorization for Service, CA BPPE, 2001.

Sarah Zimmerman, Faculty Emeritus

AMS Credential, MECA-Seton; college instructor at Contra Costa College, UC Berkeley, Cal State Hayward, Cal State Fresno; Head Start, NAEYC, and national AMS seminar presenter; AMS school consultant; Fountainhead Montessori School founder, administrator, president, and teacher since 1972; BA in Education, Drake University; MA in Special Education, Northwestern Illinois University.

Amy Griffis

AMS Early Childhood Credential, FMAE. BS Indiana University, Fountainhead Montessori Preschool Teacher. Science Curriculum, Fountainhead Montessori.

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Education is a natural process carried out by the child and not acquired by listening to words but by experiences with the environment.

– Maria Montessori