Board of Directors

Joel Achtenberg, Emeritus

Retired Clinical Social Worker

Washington University Medical Center

Years of Service: Since 2008-09

Sisouphanh (Sysco) Deuanephenh, Vice Chair

Financial Controller

Community Health Development Partners

Years of Service: Since 2016-17

Liz Fathman, Secretary

Director of Communications

The Good Food Institute

Years of Service: Since 2014-15

Joelle Fouse, Treasurer

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Rainbow Village Properties, Inc

Years of Service: Since 2019-20

Sherita Haigler

Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

United Way of Greater St. Louis

Years of Service: Since 2020-21

Jarrod Sharp

Attorney, Partner at

Thompson Coburn LLP

Years of Service: Since 2018-19

Susie Shelton-Dodge

Director Emerita

Hope Montessori Educational Institute

Years of Service: Since 2019-20

Donna Smith, Chair

Executive Vice President

Smith NMTC Associates, LLC

Years of Service: Since 2016-17

Organizational Structure & 
Board Overview

Click below to learn about City Garden Montessori School's organizational structure, and the description and duties of the Board of Directors.

Organizational Structure
Committees & Leadership Structure

Board Policies

The Board of Directors has developed several policies for City Garden Montessori School. Please click the button below to access the 2021-22 Policy Manual, containing all of City Garden's existing policies.

Policy Manual

Board Meetings & Minutes

Approved 2018-19 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved 2018-19 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved 2019-20 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved 2019-20 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved 2020-21 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board Packet for each of our Board Meetings is available to the public.
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Approved 2021-21 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved 2021-22 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board Packet for each of our Board Meetings is available to the public.
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Approved 2021-22 Board Meeting Minutes

Approved 2022-23 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board Packet for each of our Board Meetings is available to the public.
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Approved 2022-23 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Recordings

During the COVID-19 health pandemic, we are recording the 2020-21 Board meetings and making them available to watch via the website. To access video recordings of past (or current) board meetings, please click the buttons listed below.

October 2020 Board Meeting

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November 2020 Board Meeting

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December 2020 Board Meeting

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January 2021 Board Meeting

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January 2021 Special Board Meeting

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February 2021 Board Meeting

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March 2021 Board Meeting

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April 2021 Board Meeting

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May 2021 Board Meeting

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May 2021 Special Board Meeting

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June 2021 Board Meeting

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October 2021 Board Meeting

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November 2021 Board Meeting

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January 2022 Board Meeting

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February 2022 Board Meeting

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March 2022 Board Meeting

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April 13, 2022 Board Meeting

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April 20, 2022 Board Meeting

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May 4, 2022 Board Meeting

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June 1, 2022 Board Meeting

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July 5, 2022 Special Board Meeting

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September 7, 2022 Board Meeting

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October 5, 2022 Board Meeting

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