Addressing the Teacher Shortage - #ConsiderMontessori
Recently, Frontline Education, a non-profit educational organization, surveyed over 1,200 school leaders and found that “two-thirds of the survey respondents report teacher shortages, a record high” (May 2021). The Montessori movement is not immune from this teacher shortage, and given the pandemic, this crisis might be further exacerbated. Therefore, AMI/USA has been working diligently with AMI global to understand and address this crisis. To that end, we have recently launched a two-month long soft campaign, called #ConsiderMontessori. With this campaign, we are asking individuals to explore Montessori as a teaching career option; as a holistic developmental educational option for children; and as a way to enhance one’s parenting skills. ~ ~ ~
Ayize Sabater is a dynamic entrepreneur, educational researcher, author and thirty-year educator. He earned his bachelor’s at Morehouse, Master’s at Wesley and doctorate at Morgan State University in 2018. Dr. Ayize has co-founded several organizations, including an independent Black school and a Montessori Public Charter school in D.C.. Ayize has often been featured as a Keynote speaker and is a 2010 educational excellence award recipient for M.O.M.I.E’s Inc., presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Ayize recently co-founded the Black Montessori Educational Fund and was selected as the first Black Executive Director of AMI USA in November 2020.