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Our Mission

Expand access to quality, child-centered education through a network of public and community-based Montessori schools.

Statement of Values

Montessori Partnerships for Georgia is founded in deep respect for the power and potential of every child. In making decisions, we hold the highest interests of the child in mind.

As an organization, we strive to embody the vibrancy of a Montessori environment:

  • We embrace challenges as opportunities.
  • We work by building connections among people and organizations, leveraging each one’s strengths to build synergy and momentum.
  • We are an inclusive community, celebrating the ways our differences enrich our work. Through relationship-building and deep listening, we face the issues of race, class and inequity that pervade our culture, so that they may be transformed through our shared work.

Founder and Executive Director

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Annie Frazer

Annie Frazer has a passion for expanding access to high-quality Montessori education. She attended Montessori schools through age twelve and graduated from Grady High School in the Atlanta Public Schools. She holds a BA in English and theater from Oberlin College, an MA in education from Stanford University, an AMI Montessori elementary diploma from the Bergamo Montessori Training Centre, and AMI Montessori certification at the adolescent level. Annie has ten years of experience as a Montessori adolescent teacher and administrator at Arbor Montessori School in Atlanta and has worked as a middle school teacher in DeKalb County Schools. In the summers, she serves on the faculty of the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies.

Board of Directors

Renee Carter-Woods

Renee Carter-Woods

Renee Carter-Woods began her professional life as a young advertising executive in New York City after graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey. As much as she enjoyed many elements of the advertising world, Renee yearned to build a lifestyle around the values that defined her childhood, and she decided to become a teacher. In 1996 she enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education, where she earned her master's degree in early childhood education. Equally important, she was then led on a path to receiving Montessori training through the Dekalb County School District, where she has spent the last seventeen years empowering children as a Montessori upper elementary teacher in arguably the state system’s most diverse school district. Renee currently resides in Atlanta with her devoted husband, Jay and remarkable cat, Oney Judge.

Jennifer Dorrell

Jennifer Dorrell

Jennifer Dorrell is a transplant from Jackson, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio and has lived in Georgia for 20 years.  She has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Montessori EL I-II credential from AMS. She has taught in both lower and upper elementary classes for the last 18 years. Married to Dave for 27 years, she has three adult children. She is active as a volunteer at Bridging the Gap and Backstreet Arts in Newnan, and has directed, performed, stage-managed, and otherwise participated in loads of theatrical productions in and around Atlanta.
 
Jaimie Holt

Jaimie Holt

Jaimie Holt is a former Montessori student, having attended Arbor Montessori’s middle school after moving to Atlanta as a Hurricane Katrina victim. Jaimie works as an auditor based out of the Atlanta office of Ernst & Young, performing financial statement audits for various public and private companies. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with honors, and received her Master of Science in Accounting with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting from George Mason University in August 2016. In September 2016, she successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination, with licensure expected in October 2017.

Erin Littles

Erin Littles

Erin Littles is a Montessori-educated parent who has two children in Montessori at Briar Vista Elementary.  Erin's love for community started young, when she would spend weekends with her father registering voters and getting community petitions signed.  These early experiences have framed who she is today, and she has turned that love for community into a career working with educational non-profits.  She's spent the last twelve years creating and managing national service programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service.  These experiences have allowed her to master a number of skills including program development and volunteer management.  Erin believes that all students have the ability to learn and be successful in the right environment.  

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Anne Ledoux

Anne Ledoux has been an AMI Primary Lead Guide for 10 years. She recognized the power and potential of a Montessori education after enrolling her son in a local Montessori school. She is committed to spreading the word about quality Montessori education and is excited to be working with Montessori Partnerships for Georgia. Anne holds a M.Ed. from Loyola University and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Maryland. She is excited to be heading up Montessori Partnerships for Georgia’s Practical Life Savers initiative.