The Evolution of the Revolution:

Welcoming Dr. Ayize Sabater and Munir Shivji

for a chat about Montessori and the Future!

Friday, February 25th - 4:15pm to 5:00pm



Dr. Ayize Sabater

Executive Director

American Montessori International - USA


Ayize Sabater is a dynamic entrepreneur, educational researcher, author and thirty-year educator. He earned his bachelor’s at Morehouse, Master’s at Wesley and doctorate at Morgan State University in 2018. Dr. Ayize has co-founded several organizations, including an independent Black school and a Montessori Public Charter school in D.C.. Ayize’s often been featured as a Keynote speaker and, is a 2010 educational excellence award recipient for M.O.M.I.E’s Inc., presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Ayize recently co-founded the Black Montessori Educational Fund and was selected as the first Black Executive Director of AMI USA in November 2020.


Munir Shivji

Executive Director

American Montessori Society


Munir Shivji’s entire professional life has focused on Montessori education.

He is founding head of 2 Montessori schools in Texas and founding director of Cambridge Montessori Institute, an AMS-affiliated teacher education program in Massachusetts. He is also a former program director at the AMS-accredited Cambridge Montessori School and former Montessori Early Childhood teacher.

When Munir joined the American Montessori Society as staff in 2020, he already knew our organization intimately, having served on our board of directors for 7 years, and guided us through several major organizational changes, as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

As chair of the Development Committee of our board, Munir helped AMS raise $1.5 million, and organized some of our most memorable fundraisers. He also served as co-chair of our Recognition Committee and member of the Directorship and Finance Committees.