Renilde Montessori 1929 – 2012

It was with great sadness that AMI received the news that Renilde Montessori died peacefully at her home, in Mansilla, Spain, on September 14. Renilde’s very special role and vision within AMI took Montessori outside the realms of the classroom with the Educateurs sans Frontières programme, and embraced new initiatives within the association—a legacy we are proud to see continued today. Renilde was an AMI Director of Training in Toronto, the General Secretary of AMI from 1995 to 2000 and AMI President from 2000 until 2005.

Renilde will be remembered with great affection and fondness by many throughout the world and with gratitude by the AMI Board, committee members, membership and staff, for helping shape the future of our association to support Montessori work with children worldwide.