Grace and Courtesy: Building A Better World
Dr. Timothy Purnell |
• August 2019
Timothy J. Purnell, EdD, is an innovative leader, strategic planner, and inspiring educator who proudly serves as the chief executive officer of the American Montessori Society. In addition to his work at AMS, Dr. Purnell is adjunct professor at Montclair State University in the Health Science department. He is also an executive board member for both District Administration, a national publication for school-district professionals, and Hope + Future, an organization that provides students with training to become the leaders of tomorrow. Dr. Purnell is a nationally recognized presenter and keynote speaker. He has also held numerous honors and awards throughout his career. He was one of just 100 educators selected to attend President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative at the White House. In 2016, he was selected as the NASS National Superintendent of the Year. He was previously honored as the 2015 Highest Rated Professor in the nation, and he received the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation School Leadership Award for studying public education in Italy.