Admin

Board of Directors

About the FHM Board of Directors

FHM is governed by a eight (8) member Board of Directors (BOD) which includes seven (7) parents or community members and the Principal, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member. The parent/community members are elected by the community at large and/or appointed by the standing BOD for three-year terms, unless filling a vacancy and serving out the predecessor's remaining term. All Board members are committed to ensuring the success of FHM through alignment of vision and mission with the best practices of professional and quality education. The Staff Liaison(s), as elected by the FHM staff, and the Director of Finance, Facility and Advancement, also attend all Board of Directors meetings.

The role of the FHM Board of Directors is to set policy and direction for the School and to assure the School is run in compliance with its charter, all applicable laws, and contractual obligations. In accomplishing its responsibilities, the Board of Directors is supported by a number of committees consisting of parent and non-parent volunteers in areas ranging from financial matters to facilities issues. As you think about how you will contribute volunteer service to the school this year, we invite you to consider service on one of these committees or on the Board. Supporting the Board of Directors either as a Board member or as a committee member has an impact during your service and potentially for several years beyond. The Board of Directors is made up of FHM parents, non-FHM community members, faculty and staff. Supporting the Board is not only a means of achieving your volunteer hours but also can have a long-term impact on FHM’s strategic vision and reaching that vision.

The BOD meets monthly and encourages parents to attend these open meetings. All community members are welcome to address the BOD and must follow the policy attached at the back of this handbook. All other corporate documents (e.g. by-laws, articles of incorporation, BOD policies) are located below and in the front office and all are available for public review. Board members do not have access to confidential files of students, school personnel or other federally or state mandated confidential information.

 

Board Members 2019-2020 School Year

The Free Horizon Montessori Board serves at the pleasure of, and represents, the parents. Therefore, it provides opportunities for any member of the school community to express interest in and concern for the school.

Board Member Role Contact Board Term
Lisa Cernick  President, Liaison to the Governance Committee
email
2017-2020
Jonathan Spitze
Vice President, Liaison to Governance Committee email
2017-2020
vacant
Secretary, Liaison to the School Accountability Committee email
2018-2021
Alison Fuhr
Treasurer email
2018-2021
Clark Frye Backup to the Secretary, Liaison to the Facilities Committee email
2019-2022
Diane Fox
Backup to the Treasurer and Liaison to the Finance Committee
email
2019-2022
John Frost Member at Large, Liaison to the Facilities Committee email
2019-2022
Kresta Vuolo Principal, Ex-Officio Member email
n/a

Staff Board Guests (non-voting)
The Board has a standing invitation for select school staff to actively participate in Board meetings. These staff members keep the Board informed of school and staff activities and are a conduit of communication back to the staff.

Miera Nagy Business Director, Non-Voting Guest email
n/a
Rhonda Call Staff Liaison, Non-Voting Guest email 2019-20
Shannon Aasheim Staff Liaison, Non-Voting Guest email
2019-20

 

Communicating With the Board

If you wish to make requests, presentations, or proposals to the board, direct any inquiry to the Principal or the Board President who will assist in getting your request on the agenda and get back to you with the date and time of the meeting. If you have specific actions you would like the Board to take, it is best to put these in writing and email or deliver them to the Board President or any other Board member to present to the Board. They will consider the request and respond to you by the next Board meeting with actions they can take or alternative recommendations.

We look forward to seeing you!
 

Board Meetings & Documents

Regular meetings of the FHM Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Free Horizon Montessori. All regular meetings are open to the public. All members of the school community are cordially invited to attend all open meetings of the Board. A time for public comment is a part of every regular Board meeting.

Find Board Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes for the current school year below:

Minutes Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Notes/Attachments
 2019-11-14  Agenda Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-10-10 Agenda Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-09-28 Agenda Minutes  Board Strategy Meeting
 2019-09-12 Agenda Minutes  Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-08-22 Agenda Minutes  Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-07-17 Agenda
 Minutes Board Retreat/Working Session - Part 2
 2019-06-13 n/a  n/a Monthly Board Meeting (CANCELLED)
 2019-06-05 Agenda
 Minutes Board Retreat/Working Session - Part 1
 2019-05-09 Agenda  Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-04-29 Agenda  Minutes Board Working Session
 2019-04-16 Agenda  Minutes Monthly Board Meeting (Rescheduled from 4/11)
 2019-04-15  Agenda  Minutes  Board Working Session
 2019-03-18  Agenda  Minutes  Board Working Session
 2019-03-14 Agenda  n/a CANCELLED DUE to INCLEMENT WEATHER. Board Working Session
 2019-03-07 Agenda  Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-02-19  Agenda  Minutes  RESCHEDULED Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-02-07 Agenda  n/a CANCELLED DUE to INCLEMENT WEATHER. Monthly Board Meeting
 2019-01-22 Agenda  Minutes Working Session
 2019-01-10 Agenda  Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2018-12-11 Agenda  Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2018-11-08 Agenda
 Minutes Monthly Board Meeting
 2018-10-09 Agenda
 Minutes Monthly Board Meeting

Serving on the Board of Directors

Elections for the Board of Directors are held at the FHM Annual Meeting, scheduled each year in April. New members can be appointed to open positions throughout the year through a majority vote of the Board. The Board seeks individuals with passion for Free Horizon Montessori as potential candidates to help the Board continue the mission and vision of our school. 

Financial Transparency
            Financial Transparency

Link to FHM's Financial Transparency page here.
 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.