The Advisory Council, which meets in public, is comprised of appointed members from the public and non-Executive
Board members of school staff, and serves at the pleasure of the Montessori Academy Inc Corporate Executive Board
in support of school success. Also known formally according to Arizona law as the School Governing Board Committee,
the Advisory Council 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 meets at least quarterly, typically on the 3rd Wednesday of an announced month in campus Rm#11
at 5:30 pm. Parents and the public are always welcome at (and indeed URGED to attend) 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, with specific links in the right margin of this web page.
Meeting agendas must be posted online and on the school's Front Office bulletin Board a minimum of 24 hours in advance
of all public meetings.
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