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
Krista Cross, Director of Education
Wanda Wright, Vice Principal
Dale Newcomb, Board Member
Stephen Case, Board Member