OUR HISTORY

Montessori Educational Programs international (MEPI) was founded in 1995 by a group 8 representatives of teacher education programs interested in promoting peace through authentic Montessori education and practice. Dr. Helen Billings, an inspiring leader in Montessori education, was instrumental in guiding this organization’s formation. Through her global network, she encouraged these 8 MEPI founders, along with countless others, to adopt the Montessori philosophy into lives and especially in their work as educators. To this purpose, MEPI offers education programs across the US, and in 7 foreign countries. In addition, MEPI insures cooperation with MACTE by having a seat on their board, and working in conjunction with MACTE through periodic reassessment and revision of policies, procedures, standards and criteria.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mary Cusack - Executive Coordinator

Mary Cusack - Executive Coordinator

Indiana

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Rachel Buechler - Treasurer

Rachel Buechler - Treasurer

North Carolina

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Aja Debruyn - Conference Chair/Publicity Chair

Aja Debruyn - Conference Chair/Publicity Chair

Nevada

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Marie Therese Bishay - Ambassador Chair

Marie Therese Bishay - Ambassador Chair

Degla Maadi, Egypt

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John Moncure - President /Accreditation Co-chair

John Moncure - President /Accreditation Co-chair

South Carolina

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Meredith Hines - Secretary

Meredith Hines - Secretary

South Carolina

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Sandra Pokos - Teacher Education Chair

Sandra Pokos - Teacher Education Chair

Croatia

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Bobbi Brown-Flannery - Ambassador Co-chair

Bobbi Brown-Flannery - Ambassador Co-chair

South Carolina

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Claire Salkowski -Vice President / Accreditation Chair

Claire Salkowski -Vice President / Accreditation Chair

Maryland

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Mary Helen Cline - Education Chair

Mary Helen Cline - Education Chair

North Carolina

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Patrick McGlinchy- member

Patrick McGlinchy- member

Massachusettes

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Sarah Galley - Shirley Plath Fund Chair

Sarah Galley - Shirley Plath Fund Chair

North Carolina

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COUNCIL OF ELDERS

Marguerite Richardt

Indiana

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Melody Mosby

Georgia

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Beti Wyn Holcombe

Arizona

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Noha Batshon

Massachusetts

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Marianne Bivins

Georgia

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Warren McPherson

Georgia

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Memberships and Accreditation

MEPI also offers Individual and School memberships and School Accreditation program to help you grow and be successful in your Montessori education experience. Learn more below.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP

SCHOOL ACCREDITATION

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PO Box 6 Smithville, IN 47458

P 812-824-6366

F 888-708-2470

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Shirley Plath Fund & Sponsorships

Shirley Plath fund is a fund designated to help with Montessori educational expenses and to address humanitarian needs affecting the Montessori family. >>Learn More

Sponsorship donations help fund events at our Annual Conference for Montessori educators


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