The International Montessori Awards, launched by the Montessori Group, acknowledge excellence within the early years and primary/elementary education. They recognise efforts to make early years a diverse and inclusive sector, celebrating the individuals learning, working in, and promoting a Montessori-inspired approach to education – as well as organisational contributions towards giving children the best start in life.
2022’s awards were open to anyone working in early years or primary/elementary education. Nominees did not have to be Montessori in name, but promote a firm commitment to quality education and clear support for social and emotional learning.
Storyteller of The Year
Laura White and Janet Black – Volunteers at Greenhill Community Library, Sheffield, UK
Justin Ajagu – Educator at Vincerola Widdersdorf, Germany
Commitment to Sustainability
Evangelos Kougkoulos, at Vincerola Mülheim, Germany
New Researcher of the Year
Christina Carroll – Researcher and PhD student at the University of Virginia, USA
Professional Support Staff of the Year
Cornelius Steffen – Educator at Vincerola Aachen, Germany
Outstanding Contribution to Montessori in Practice
Amira El-Aghel – Education Management Professional, Laila’s Montessori Ltd , Greenford, UK
Soraya Cofie – Founder and Director of Montessori Center Ghana and its virtual campus – Montessori Center Ghana Online
Impact and Change: Social Impact Award
“Montessori on Wheels” – Freethinking Foundation, Bengaluru, India
Udruga IKS, Croatia
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning settings, researchers, practitioners, support staff and children from around the world.
Winners will be congratulated publicly by the Montessori Group and we look forward to sharing the good practice they demonstrate in the coming months.