AMI Montessorians gather during Loyola's School of Education inaugural convocation
October 14, 2009
Loyola University Maryland
Center for Montessori Education
On October 14, Loyola University formally inaugurated its new school of education. Loyola is the only university to offer graduate programs in Montessori education that include the complete AMI training. Within the new school of education, the Center for Montessori Education becomes one of three major divisions, bringing greater visibility and importance to Montessori education.
Andre Roberfroid, president of AMI, and Virginia McHugh Goodwin, Executive Director of AMI/USA were guests of honor at the Inaugural Convocation for the new School of Education. The Center for Montessori Education also hosted a special reception in their honor, attended by the new Dean, Dr. Peter Murrell, and approximately 85 guests including AMI trainers, teachers and staff from area schools, and other Loyola faculty. Inspirational remarks by Dr. Murrell, Andre Roberfroid, and Virginia McHugh Goodwin attested the the strong alliance of Loyola University Maryland and AMI in advancing the reach of Montessori in this country and world wide.