Alison Awes is the director of elementary training at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Ms. Awes holds AMI diplomas for primary and elementary levels, a B.A. in art history from Smith College, an M.A. in Latin American studies from Tulane University, and an M.Ed. in Montessori education from Loyola University Maryland. She has taught in both six-to-nine and nine-to-twelve classrooms.
Ms. Awes is an AMI examiner and has presented a number of workshops, including those on making books with children and supporting the dyslexic child in a Montessori environment. She has served on the boards of private and charter Montessori schools and other organizations, including the AMI Elementary Alumni Association. In addition, Ms. Awes attended Montessori schools until the age of twelve.