Board of Directors

Joel Achtenberg, Emeritus

Retired Clinical Social Worker,

Washington University Medical Center

Years of Service: Since 2008-09

Anthony Beasley, Immediate Past Chair

President

Beasley HR

Years of Service: Since 2014-15

Sisouphanh (Sysco) Deuanephenh, Treasurer

Finance Director

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Years of Service: Since 2016-17

Liz Fathman, Secretary

Director of Marketing and Communications

Missouri Botanical Garden

Years of Service: Since 2014-15

Joelle Fouse

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Rainbow Village Properties, Inc

Years of Service: Since 2019-20

Michelle Gleason

Safety and Soundness Examiner

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Years of Service: Since 2020-21

Sherita Haigler

Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

United Way of Greater St. Louis

Years of Service: Since 2020-21

Shanika Harris

Charter School Program Specialist

University of Missouri

Years of Service: Since 2018-19

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

Board Structure

Click the button below to learn about City Garden Montessori School's board and leadership structure.

Board Structure

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.
To access each board packet, please click the buttons listed below

Approved 2021-21 Board Meeting Minutes

April 2021 Board Packet

April 2021 Board Packet

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

The passcode for the October 2020 Board Meeting is 56dp4T?b

November 2020 Board Meeting

There is no passcode required for the November 2020 Board Meeting.

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

There is no passcode required for the April 2021 Board Meeting.

Board Policies

The Board of Directors has developed several policies for City Garden Montessori School. Please click the respective buttons below to access various policies.

Finance Policies

Board Finance - Fiscal Policy

Governance Policies

1. Board Committees and Advisory Committees
2. Board Meetings
3. Board Member Liability Insurance
4. Board Officers
5. Board Training and Development
6. Board-Staff Communications
7. Closed Meetings, Records and Votes
8. Minutes
9. Notification of Board Meetings
10. Public Participation at Board Meetings
11. Release of Information
12. School Attorney-Legal Services
13. School Board member Ethics, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, and Financial Disclosure
14. School Board Powers and Duties

Educational Instruction Policies

1. Human Sexuality and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Instruction Policy
2. Virtual Learning Policy
3. English Language Learners Policy

School Operations Policies

1. Building and Grounds Security Policy
2. Code of Conduct for Adults Policy
3. Communicable Diseases and Immunizations Policy
4. Corporal Punishment Policy
5. Mandatory Reporting Policy
6. Migrant Students Policy
7. Policy on Firearms and Other Weapons on School Property
8. PPRA - Student Survey, Analysis, and Evaluation Policy
9. Programs for Students Who Are Homeless Policy
10. Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy
11. Readmissions Policy
12. School Volunteer Policy
13. Seclusion, Isolation and Restraint Policy
14. Student Admissions Policy
15. Student Discipline Policy
16. Student Records Policy - FERPA
17. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Policy
18. Technology Usage Policy
19. Use of Tobacco and Imitation Tobacco Products Policy