Amy Ricketts, MEd

Cohort Director

Amy Ricketts, MEd is the Cohort Director for CMStep, and she serves as an instructor and field
consultant with CMStep as well. She is the Director of Education at The Montessori School for
Shreveport, where she has also been the lead of the middle school program since 2014. She
teaches English, social studies, and personal world; oversees and leads field studies, micro-
economy, internship, Passion Project, and all other program components; oversees the school’s
curriculum; and serves in an administrative capacity as Director of Education. In 2015 she
designed Lumbertown – a virtual society curriculum that immerses students in financial and social
justice choices. Amy graduated from Louisiana State University of Shreveport with a B.A. in English Education and taught traditional high school English, serving as English Department Chair and Curriculum Developer at a private school in Shreveport. However, she became increasingly drawn to the Montessori philosophy of education, especially when her own two children began attending a Montessori school. Amy began as head of the middle school program in 2014, received her AMS Secondary I-II credential from CMStep in 2015, and completed her MEd with an emphasis in Montessori Education from Xavier University in 2016.