Given the difficulty of finding the kind of TA position I want in the public and private school systems, I've decided to take a little closer look at the Montessori system. We have several Montessori Schools in the immedate area and one has TA openings, full and part-time. I've been giving this a lot of thought and would like to apply. So, I plan on calling the school in the next day or two to inquire about a position. I've been reading a lot of posts in the Monessori SI forum and see AMS and AMI certification. Do I need that as well? Also, I understand there are Assistant workshops that I can take as well. Should I be taking a workshop at this stage of the game or are those for people who are already TAs? I went to http://www.teachmontessori.net and am interested in what they have to offer. If you ladies would be as so nice to assist me, I'd really appreciate that - a lot! I'd like to do elementary TA for K on up.