Dr. Feland L. Meadows recognized with the Wisdom of the Elders Award
The Wisdom of The Elders Award is given in recognition of many years of service to the Montessori Community of Interest, as an acknowledgement of the great and meaningful impact on Montessori Teacher Education and Higher Education that the recipient has had in the USA and in ten other countries around the world.
Dr. Meadows is one of the first recipients of this recognition and was presented with the award at The First Annual Conference for Montessori Teacher Educators held by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and the International Association of Montessori Educators (IAME) in Alexandria, Virginia (November 30th - December 1st 2012).
This is a well deserved recognition of Dr. Meadows for his more than 40 years of dedicated, heartfull service to children and to Montessori Education. The legacy that he has created lives on through the lives of the children he has personally taught in his schools in Mexico and the United States; in the lives and careers of over 2,500 Montessori teachers worldwide that he has prepared; and through the PAMS Teacher Education centers in the USA and around the world that he helped to found that continue to follow the PAMS maxim –- Because of the Children!
Everyone who has studied with Dr. Meadows or has heard him speak about how young children are different has heard him quote the Fox in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince -- It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Please join me in saying: Congratulations, Dr. Meadows, thank you for helping so many people to see more clearly!
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The Pan American Montessori Society (PAMS) was chartered in 1973 by Feland L. Meadows, Ph.D., a Montessori Instructor and Elisabeth Caspari, Ed.D. a Montessori Teacher Educator to provide teacher education and other support services in accordance with Dr. Caspari's personal study and learning experiences with Dr. Maria Montessori during four years in India.Learn more