Executive Director Search


Heads Up Educational Consulting and Triangle Associates are leading the search for an executive director for AMI-USA, a a membership organization for American Montessori schools and educators dedicated to preserving and expanding authentic Montessori education. Founded in 1970, the association today is a vital operation serving approximately 3,400 individual and school members.


AMI/USA is seeking an executive director to lead the organization’s operation and growth, and in concert with the board of trustees, to define its direction and future. AMI training and experience in Montessori school education is preferred but not required. Deep education experience, association leadership, and/or advocacy work will also qualify.


Pat Bassett, Rich Odell, and Judy Schechtman are working with the AMI/USA Board to conduct this search. The position is available January 1 or July 1, 2018, depending on candidate availability. Please use the links below to find more information and email any of the consultants or AMISearch@ta-stl.com if you have questions or would like to arrange an exploratory conversation.



Mission Statement: Association Montessori Internationale of the United States (AMI/USA) brings the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education of children in our country, to help them attain their full potential in our society.

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