Advisory Council


The Advisory Council, comprised of appointed members from the public and non-Executive Board members of school staff, serves at the pleasure of the Montessori Academy INC Corporate Executive Board in support of school success. Also known formally as the School Governing Board Committee, the Advisory Council provides review and advice to the Executive Board as required by Arizona statutes.

The Advisory Council meets at least quarterly, typically on the 3rd Wednesday of an announced month in Rm#11 at 5:30 pm. Parents and the public are always welcome at Advisory Council meetings, which are subject to Arizona Public Meeting statutes. Agendas and Minutes from Advisory Council meetings are maintained on the school website, with links in the right margin of this page.

Advisory Council members include:

  • Maegan Alford, Member
  • Rayco Branch, Member
  • Mary Martiniak, Member
  • Traci Penman, Secretary
  • George Quebbeman, Vice-Chairperson (& Acting Chair)
  • Nick Toronto, Member
  • George Wood, Member
  • Wanda Wright, Observer from Executive Board (non-voting)
  • Open membership seat

    Corporate Executive Board


    The Corporate Executive Board is comprised of officers and appointed directors of Montessori Academy Inc, including the charter holder(s).

    The Corporate Executive Board meets in private sessions as required to develop and direct the school's strategic and tactical business operations including all administrative and educational functions. The Arizona Public Meetings governance statutes do not apply to the Corporate Executive Board.

    Corporate Executive Board members include:

  • Juli Newman, Executive Director/Principal (Email Juli)
  • Krista Cross, Director of Education (Email Krista)
  • Wanda Wright, Vice Principal (Email Wanda)
  • Dale Newcomb, Board Member
  • Stephen Case, Board Member