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Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School Board

The Board for Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is the governing entity for our state and federally funded public school program. All the meetings must be open to the public. We will set the dates of our meetings and assure that they are on our website and in our lobby. A book containing board meeting minutes is available in the office. Board members include a teacher, parents, and experts in a variety of fields. The Head of School is a non-voting member of the board. Board terms are 3 years.

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School Board Members
Board Chair/Treasurer—Jean Melancon,
Board Vice Chair—Julaine Roffers-Agarwal,
Board Secretary—Jessica Goff,
Trustee—Marcus Almon,

Trustee—Maisah Outlaw,
Trustee—Carolyn Ganz,
Trustee—Sarah Stocco,

Trustee (non-voting)—Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School,

Committee Members

Communication and Development:

Finance Committee:

Governance Committee:

Head of School Evaluation:

Board Meetings
The CMES Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Most board meetings follow a standard agenda (see below), however, each meeting's specific agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting and is available at the school. In addition to the regular monthly meetings, the Board's 2019-20 Joint Meeting with the Montessori Center of Minnesota is TBD,  and the CMES Annual Meeting will be May 19, 2020, at 5:30 pm at the school.  The regular May meeting will follow at 6:00 pm.

The Board's standing committees also meet regularly.  The Finance Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm prior to the monthly Board meeting, the Governance Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm, the Communication and Development Committee meetings TBD, and the Head of School Evaluation Committee meets at least quarterly. All meetings occur at the school.

2019-20 Meeting Schedule

July - no meeting
August 13 - Meeting Agenda
September 17 - Meeting Agenda
October 15 - Meeting Agenda
November 19 - Meeting Agenda
December 17 - Meeting Agenda
January 21 - Meeting Agenda
February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19 - Annual Meeting
May 19
June 16


Standard Board Meeting Agenda
Call Meeting to Order
Public Comment Period – Comments limited to 3 minutes per person
Acceptance of Minutes from previous month’s meeting
Treasurer’s Report and Review of Financials
Board Chair Report
Governance Committee Report
Development Committee Report
Director of Business Operations
Head of School Report
Strategic Board Discussion/Board Education
Other Business
Suggested Agenda Items for Next Month



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