Midwest Furniture Club Bill Krause, a founding family and the father of a deaf daughter who attended AGBMS, was a representative with Century furniture and a leader in the Midwest Furniture Club, Chicago’s IHFRA chapter. Upon his passing, the Midwest Furniture Club dedicated their annual golf outing into a celebration and remembrance of Bill's memory. As a result, the club has become a long-time partner and supporter of the school. To date, the Midwest Furniture Club has donated close to $90,000 to AGBMS-AEHI over the years. We are truly grateful for the support of the Midwest Furniture Club!
Ron and MaryAnn Lachman Foundation Ron and MaryAnn, another founding family, remains dedicated to AGBMS-AEHI. Their son, Ben Lachman is a proud alumni of our school and continues to remain involved to this day. The Ron and MaryAnn Lachman Foundation is a big supporter of the outreach component of AGBMS-AEHI, supporting the outreach work of our Deaf Services program, cued speech workshops, Camp Chi-Cue-Go, and most recently, CueCollege, an online cued speech learning platform. Ron Lachman continues to serve on the AGBMS-AEHI Board of DIrectors and provides insight and guidance as we continue to grow and thrive. We are very thankful for the continuing support of the Ron and MaryAnn Lachman Foundation!
Sandy Mosetick, former Board President, founder of Cue College, Cued Speech advocate. Without Sandy's support, AGBMS-AEHI wouldn't be where we are today! Her daughter, an AGBMS alumni, is now a successful engineer working with the US Government.
Ed & Glenys Chen, founding family and Cued Speech advocate. Their son, an AGBMS alumni, is now a successful artist and entrepreneur.
Al and Genie Kutchins, Board member and beloved volunteers
Rebecca Kutchins Fund. “ Once upon a time there were three sisters…” The Rebecca Kutchins Fund was established in 1987 to raise funds in Becky’s memory. These funds support various children’s charities. Currently the fund is supporting La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School, EPIC Academy, and OneGoal. Your generosity helps children in so many ways!
Awards and Affiliations
Affiliations with institutions of higher education. Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School serves as an official practicum and observation site for Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University and National Louis University. We are also designated as a model school by the American Montessori Society.
Award-winning “green” building. Our building was designed and built according to standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED certified buildings. We received a $50,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for our “green” design as well as a Community Enhancement Award from the Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce for our environmental awareness.
National and state Montessori affiliations. Fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). All teachers are certified by the American Montessori Society and or the Association Montessori Internationale and many are also certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Award winning private school. Awarded full accreditation by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, a consortium of accrediting associations for the recognition of early childhood, elementary, and secondary private schools. They serve as a national review panel for the standards and review procedures of private school accrediting associations.
Recognized special service programs. Recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education under section 14-7.02 for Eligibility of Nonpublic Programs to Serve Students with Disabilities for children with hearing loss and speech/language delays as a primary disability.
Affiliate of National Cued Speech Association (NCSA). Affiliated with the National Cued Speech Association which allows us to expand our Cued Speech Outreach and awareness to a national level.
Licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. Our program for infants & toddlers (6 weeks - 3 yrs) is licensed by DCFS.
Permit of Approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education Recognized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to operate a private business and vocational school: AGBMS Montessori Teacher Training Institute (AGBMS-MTTI) in Early Childhood Teacher Training.
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