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Erin Smith, M.Ed.

Off-Site Affiliate Faculty
Erin Smith


B.A. English, University of Mary Washington

M.Ed. Montessori Education

AMI Trainer Certification, 0-3

AMI Training Credentials 0-3 & 3-6


Executive Director and Director of Training for Assistants to Infancy at The Montessori Institute, Erin Smith has been working in Montessori environments since 2001. She has worked as an Assistant, Nido guide, Toddler guide, Primary guide, Parent-Infant Class Facilitator and Instructional Coach. Erin is also an AMI Trainer at the Assistants to Infancy level and an A to I Consultant for AMI/USA. She has worked on AMI training courses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Erin earned a BA in English from the University of Mary Washington in 2001 and a M.Ed from Loyola University in 2005. She completed AMI Assistants to Infancy training in 2003 at The Montessori Institute and AMI Primary training in 2008 at the Montessori Training Center of St. Louis.

It is an honor and privilege to serve the graduate students as we facilitate a vision of ‘Diverse Voices, Inclusive Practices, and Educational Change’.  Each year I am inspired by the passion and work of the graduate students and appreciate the richness and depth of experiences within each cohort of learners.  Our class sessions are thoughtful, resonant, and joyful.