Montessori Leaders Collaborative
MUNIR SHIVJI, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD, AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY
Munir serves as President of the American Montessori Society board. He is a second-generation Montessori educator with a decade-long record of service to the national Montessori community. Munir is the Director of Toddler and Primary Programs at the AMS-accredited Cambridge Montessori School and Director of Teacher Education at Cambridge Montessori Institute, an AMS-affiliated teacher education program, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Among Munir’s many other accomplishments are the founding of The Institute of Montessori Education, an organization that advocates for and fosters the advancement of Montessori in Texas, and the founding and executive directorship of two Montessori schools, also in Texas. In 2007, he produced a multicultural event celebrating 100 years of Montessori that included, among its 5,000 attendees, then-Mayor of Houston Bill White; the future Mayor of Houston Annise Parker; and U.S. Representative Al Green. As past Chair of the AMS Development Committee, Munir has helped AMS raise $1.5 million in the past five years.
Munir holds AMS Early Childhood and Administrator credentials, he has had AMS Infant and Toddler training, and he has an MA in Education from St. Catherine University.