About Amac

About AMAC

 AMAC was formed in 2006 by several Arlington, Virginia Montessori parents from different schools as a way to build community and to formalize years of Montessori advocacy. AMAC is not affiliated with any one school, but serves as a way for all Montessori advocates, public and private, to support Montessori education.

We are working for continued support and expansion of Montessori in Arlington Public Schools (APS). APS’s Montessori program promotes self-directed learning, healthy self-discipline, and good citizenship. Montessori children learn in an environment that is community-centered, where they have strong ties to adults at school, and receive differentiated instruction from a variety of resources both inside and outside the classroom, including other children. Montessori works for children of diverse backgrounds and abilities, and APS’s Montessori classrooms exhibit this diversity. In short, the Montessori program meets several of the goals in APS’s Strategic Plan, including narrowing the achievement gap, rising achievement for all students, and responsive education.


AMAC: A history of successful advocacy and promotion

Advocacy will always be at the core of AMAC’s mission. Advocacy can only be successful with the support of many people dedicated to the cause – parents, teachers, administrators, leaders, students, prospective families, former students and other believers. AMAC is dedicated to helping a Montessori advocates be heard.


AMAC Executive Committee


PATRICK RASCHE, Executive Vice President

MATTHEW COX, Secretary

KATIE LIN, Treasurer


Consists of the AMAC Executive Committee and the following members:

MICHAEL BRUNO, Vice President of Communications

BWEIKIA STEEN, Vice President of Education

VANESHREE MOODLEY, Vice President of Events

ANDY GREENWOOD, Vice President of Membership

TBD, Vice President of Website & Listserv

TBD, Vice President of Fundraising

TBD, Parliamentarian

KELLEY LITZNER, Immediate Past President

EVAN THOMAS, Past President


Past Newsletters 

AMAC Spring 2023 newsletter.pdf

Spring 2023

AMAC Fall 2022 Newsletter.pdf

Fall 2022

AMAC Summer 2022 Newsletter.pdf

Summer 2022