Team Category: AMI/USA Staff

Lynne Breitenstein-Aliberti

Lynne Breitenstein-Aliberti serves as AMI/USA’s Director of School and Member Operations, guiding the AMI Recognition Program and Memberships, and working with parents, administrators, teachers, trainers, trainees, and the wider educational community in addition to writing articles and historical records. Lynne also serves as a board member for public Montessori in Cleveland.

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Siobhan Juanita Brown (Keesuty8ee Elm)

Siobhan Juanita Brown (Keesuty8ee Elm) is from Roxbury, MA and is a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. She lives on her ancestral homelands on the southern coast of Cape Cod. She holds a BFA in Performing Arts and African American studies from Emerson College and is a graduate of the A.R.T.

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Jon Churn

As Director of Innovation and Advancement, Jon spearheads innovations for the advancement of AMI/USA’s mission and objectives to serve our membership and Dr. Montessori’s vision. Jon is a passionate career Montessori educator and school leader with over 30 years of experience. He holds an AMI Elementary diploma from the Washington Montessori 

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Kazi Chad Dennis

Kazi Chad Dennis is the Office Manager/Bookstore Manager at AMI/USA. Kazi holds a degree (BA) in African-American Studies from Howard University. Kazi is passionate about History and Social Justice issues. Kazi wants AMI/USA staff, membership and the greater Montessori Community to know that his job is to support them with information

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Sarah Kozicki

Sarah is the Director of Communications and Digital Strategy at AMI/USA. She is responsible for maintaining the AMI/USA website, which includes the Career Opportunities page, the Training Center Locator, AMI/USA News, Homepage and various resources pages. She is also responsible for developing AMI/USA’s membership communications, including the monthly e-newsletter, biannual journal,

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Janet McDonell

Janet McDonell is Pedagogical Director of Consultation and Coaching at AMI/USA. She has been Director of Primary Training at the Washington Montessori Institute since 1994, following an extensive career in Montessori schools throughout the U.S., working with children of widely varied backgrounds. Janet also holds AMI Elementary and Special Education diplomas.

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Wendell Pierre

AMI USA new Finance Director, Wendell Pierre, possesses years of professional experience in both for profit and non-for-profit organizations.  A graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelors in Accounting.  Wendell is currently pursuing his CPA. Wendell has built and led teams responsible for nearly all key functional groups in a

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Ayize Sabater

Ayize Sabater is a dynamic entrepreneur, educational researcher, author and thirty year educational visionary. He earned his doctorate at Morgan State University in 2018. Dr. Ayize has co-founded several organizations, including a Montessori Public Charter school in D.C.. He received his a 2021 Montessori Core Principle and a

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Tim Walker

Tim is the Virtual and Hybrid Events Director at AMI/USA. He is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and is responsible for managing the various AMI/USA online and in-person conferences, educational sessions and events. He also collaborates with partners to assist in executing their events when needed. Tim attended the University of

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