Amy Ricketts, MEd
Low Res Cohort 1 Director
Amy Ricketts, MEd is the Cohort Director for CMStep’s low-residency program, and she serves as an instructor and field consultant with CMStep as well. She is the Curriculum Coordinator at The Montessori School for Shreveport, where she is also the Middle School Lead Teacher. She teaches English, social studies, and personal world; oversees and leads field studies, micro-economy, internship, Passion Project, and all other program components; and designs curriculum for the school. In 2015 she designed Lumbertown – a virtual society curriculum that immerses students in financial and social justice choices. She 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 took over as head of the middle school program in 2014, received her AMS Secondary I-II credential from CMStep in 2015, and her MEd with an emphasis in Montessori Education from Xavier University in 2016.