WE NEED YOU - NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!
The Advisory Council, which meets in public, is comprised of members appointed by the school's Executive Board.
The Advisory Council, also known as the School Governing Board Committee, provides policy reviews, advice,
recommendations, and other input to the Executive
Board as prescribed by Arizona statutes. Transparency and well-rounded, data-driven decision-making are enhanced
through an effective partnership between the Advisory Council and the Executive Board.
The Advisory Council typically meets at least twice quarterly, generally on the last Wednesday of an announced month in
campus 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, Minutes, and supporting documents from Advisory
Council meetings are maintained on the school website and in the school office.
Meeting agendas are posted online and on the school's Office Bulletin Board a minimum of 24 hours in advance
of all public meetings.
CONSIDER BECOMING A MEMBER of our Advisory Council by submitting your self-nomination with resume and reasons for seeking
membership, to Juli Newman by phone at 480-945-1121 or via email
Current MA Advisory Council members include:
Maegan Alford, Member
Jennifer Dunn, Member
Nick Toronto, Vice-Chairperson
Dr. Jeffrey Trent, Member
George Wood, PhD, Chairperson
Wanda Wright, Executive Board Liaison (non-voting)
Kara Tustin, Member
Debra Berkey, Member
Henri Cournand, Member
open seat, Member
Corporate Executive Board
The Corporate Executive Board is comprised of officers and appointed directors of Montessori Academy Inc,
including the charter representatives.
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, President
Wanda Wright, Vice President/Treasurer
Krista Cross, Secretary
Dale Newcomb, Board Member
Open membership seat