About

Parents Association

Welcome to the Austin Montessori School Parents Association!

Here you will find information about the PA's initiatives, upcoming events, and how you can get involved. With your support, the scope of the AMSPA continues to grow to meet the needs of families, staff, and our local community. We look forward to working together!

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. WHAT ARE THE MAIN INITIATIVES OF THE PA?

    • Welcoming new families into the AMS community.
    • Creating social opportunities for parents and families to get to know each other and enjoy shared interests.
    • Providing support and appreciation to our guides, staff and parents. 
    • "Helping Hands" is a subset of the PA whose mission is to provide support to families in our AMS community. Whether support is needed in times of great joy or great difficulty - the PA is available to support you and your family as best we can.
  • Q. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

    As a parent with a child at AMS you are automatically a member of the PA. We do not collect dues nor do we require any additional information from you. At times throughout the year, you may receive solicitation from the PA Board in the form of a survey, a request for your time or expertise, etc. It is always completely optional how involved you become. We understand that your role as parent comes first! Your involvement in the AMSPA should support you in this role, serving to strengthen your family and your self. If you are interested in becoming more involved you are welcome to email us directly at pa@austinmontessori.org.
  • Q. WHAT IS A ROOM PARENT?

    Every school year, each AMS guide selects a parent volunteer from their classroom community who supports him/her in needs that may arise. Your community's room parent will be able to assist you in staying informed about classroom community events as well as larger school events. Feel free to contact your AMS Room Parent or a member of the AMSPA Executive Committee with any questions or comments throughout the year.

2022-2023 Room Parents

Youngest Children’s Community

Hummingbird Garden - Cheyenne Stone
Butterfly Garden - Julia Bennett
Dragonfly Garden - Diana Spasenkova
 
Children’s House

Cypress Cottage - Sarah Cook-Kiessig
Magnolia Cottage - Lulu Carranza
Redbud Cottage - Rebecca Bitter
Laurel Cottage - Molly Parks
Pomegranate Cottage - Liz Kelly
Persimmon Cottage - Lisa Parretta
 
Elementary

Heartsong - Christina Miller
Windsong - Natalia Martinez
Rainsong - Gregory Tran
Birdsong - Joana Garcia
Nova - Natalie Duvall
Terra - Amy Shimota
 
Adolescent Community 

Rachel Smith
Katherine McCoy

2022-2023 Parents Association Officers

Officers

President - Dayoliz Drews
VP Community Affairs - Jain Orr
VP Fundraising - Rebecca Bitter
VP Communications - Natasha Daya
Treasurer - Victoria Priesmeyer
Secretary - Emily Van Court
 
Subcommittees

Gaines Creek Rep - Kerry Sheehan
Great Northern Rep - Tina Prentice
Sunset Trail Rep - Sarah Cook Kiessig 
Helping Hands Coordinator - Maya Duff
Austin Montessori School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex or gender, disability, or age in providing educational services, activities, and programs. Austin Montessori School complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and any other legally-protected classification or status protected by applicable law.