Jennifer Shields

Jennifer Shields

Primary Teacher Trainer, Montessori Education
Columbia Graduate Center, Room 201H


B.A. in English, Georgetown University, 1990, summa cum laude
M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Cleveland State University, 1992
Primary Diploma, Association Montessori Internationale, 1992

Assistants to Infancy Diploma, Association Montessori Internationale, 2012


Jennifer Shields is a primary trainer for AMI. She holds both the AMI Primary and Assistants to Infancy diplomas. Jennifer earned a B.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University and an M.Ed. from Cleveland State University. She worked for over fifteen years in Montessori schools as a teacher, assistant, and administrator. She is an examiner and consultant for AMI and presents at workshops and conferences locally and worldwide. Jennifer loves observing in classrooms, coaching teachers and teacher trainees, and spreading the insights made by Dr. Montessori.

Research Interests

Montessori and child development

Professional Activities/Society Memberships

Member of Association Montessori Internationale
Member of North American Montessori Teachers Association