Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of members appointed by the school's Executive Board. All meetings are public. 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 Room #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.

Join the Advisory Council

If you would like to nominate yourself or another to the advisory council, email us your resume and reasons for seeking membership.

Current Members

Debra Berkey Council Member

George Wood Council Member

Suzanne Sills Co-chairperson

Alex Dunn Member

Suzanne Sills Member

Ben Behrend Member

Gary Lemons Member

3 open membership seats

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.

Current Members

Juli Newman President

Wanda Wright Vice President & Treasurer

Krista Cross Secretary

3 open membership seats