PAMS Founders

Dr. Feland L. Meadows

About-PAMS--founders--DRMEADOWSDr. Meadows is the Roberto C. Goizueta Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University.
He is charged by the Foundation and KSU with establishing a world class, research based, replicable Birth through Five Teacher Education Program and Early Learning Center that will serve as a model for the six Southeastern states.

He has prepared more than 2,500 Pre-School teachers to serve children in California, Florida and Georgia and in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, France and Switzerland.

See Dr. Feland L. Meadows complete bio.
Feland L. Meadows, Ph.D., Named Professional of the Year in Higher Education

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Dr. Elisabeth Caspari (1899-2002)

About-PAMS--founders--Dr-Elisabeth-Caspari-6Elisabeth Caspari was born in Chateau d’Oex, a small alpine village in French-speaking Switzerland, on September 9, 1899.  By the age of 30 she had, earned a terminal doctoral degree in music and pedagogy from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland, established a successful music school and married Charles Caspari, an engineer.

On a journey to study world religions in Tibet and India 10 years later, the Casparis met and studied with Dr. Maria Montessori in Adyar Madras and Worked with Dr. Montessori for four years in the Hill Station of Kodaikanal.

See Dr. Elisabeth Caspari complete bio.

PAMS Leadership

The Society has been led by Dr. Feland L. Meadows as President since its founding in 1973 with a leadership team who have been associated with PAMS for 20 years. The leadership team is composed of: Joan B. Meadows, Secretary, Sibley M. Meadows de Alkon (Mexico), Alexandra Franco de Oller (Costa Rica), Warren McPherson, (Georgia), Bethany B. Vickers, (Illinois) and Rebecca Keith, (California).

The organization has stayed purposely small with a lean leadership team located across several countries and was established as a non-stock, non-membership, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation “organized exclusively for charitable,  educational, scientific and literary purposes” so that the energies of the organization could be focused upon teacher education, research and advocacy rather than on developing a large trade institution.

 

With great sadness, we must report that Dr. Feland Meadows passed away this morning. The world today has lost a man of legendary heart and love for Montessori, his family, and friends.

On her way to the airport, Sibley Alkon Meadows said that the family truly appreciates the outpouring of love and concern from the Montessori World.

We will post more details on Facebook and arrangements as they become available. We wish Joan, Sibley, and the entire Meadows family peace and comfort at this time.

Dr. Teresa Turner and the PAMS Family

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