Team Category: AMI/USA Board of Directors

KaLinda Bass-Barlow

Dr. KaLinda Bass-Barlow joined the AMI/USA board July 1, 2018. She holds the position of Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development in the Kansas City Public Schools District (KCPS) in Kansas City,  MO. Additionally, she is the visionary behind the establishment of KaLinda’s Collaborative Montessori Consulting (KCMC).  Dr.

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Michelle Becka

Michelle Becka received her Primary Montessori Diploma from Montessori Northwest in 1997, and her MEd from Loyola University in the same year. After working with young children for 17 years in a classroom in beautiful Portland, Oregon, she entered the AMI Training of Trainers Programme.

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Alva Waller Dial

Alva Waller Dial is Chief Executive Officer of Legal Resolutions Inc. (LRI), specializing in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Alva spent over 20 years as a lawyer in the public sector, working as a trial attorney and later as staff and managing attorney for the Office

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Jordan Gordon

Jordan Gordon joined Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) in 2017 serving in several leadership roles: Area Supervisor, Director, Executive Director and currently, as the Chief Human Resources Officer leading the critical work of maintaining a high-capacity workforce dedicated to serving

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Jacqui Miller

Jacqui Miller completed her AMI Elementary training in the early ‘90s and now approaches the work through her intersectionality as a Montessorian of Color, a public sector practitioner, a social justice advocate, and a champion of adolescents. After working with elementary children for four years,

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Frank Vincent

Frank Vincent received the AMI Elementary Diploma from Bergamo, Italy, in 1975 and has worked in Montessori schools ever since. 10 years teaching in Upper and Lower Elementary classrooms were followed by over 30 years of Montessori school administration in 3 public, 3 private, and 1

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