GMA School Board
Geist Montessori Academy is a tuition-free charter school, funded by the state of Indiana. Parents of children from anywhere in the state may complete an open enrollment form and enter a lottery for open slots in the school, held each December. Students of Geist Montessori Academy Pre-Kindergarten are entered into the lottery as well and their admission to Geist Montessori Academy is not guaranteed.
Geist Montessori Academy Board of Directors
- Lacey Willard – President
- Uriah Ellis – Treasurer
- Debi Dobbins – Secretary
- Melanie Linder – At Large
- Erika Radford – At Large
- If you have interest in serving either on the Board or one of its Committees, please complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMABoardApp. Or, ask us questions anytime via email at: GMA.email@example.com Thank you!
Calendar & Meeting Minutes
The Geist Montessori Academy Board of Directors meet once a month every third Tuesday evening (unless otherwise posted). For an up-to-date annual calendar, please check below links to our monthly meeting schedules. To review the monthly Board Minutes, please go to the following links: July 2016 Minutes ~ August 2016 Minutes ~ September 2016 Minutes ~ November 2016 Minutes ~ December 2016 Minutes ~ January 2017 Minutes ~ February 2017 Minutes ~ March 2017 Minutes ~ April 2017 Minutes ~ May 2017 Minutes ~ August 2017 Minutes ~ September 2017 Minutes ~ October 2017 Minutes ~ November 2017 Minutes ~ December 2017 Minutes ~ Lauth Presentation ~ January 2018 Minutes ~ February 2018 ~ March 2018 ~ April 2018 ~ May 2018 ~ July 2018 ~August 2018 ~ September 2018 ~ October 2018 ~ November 2018 ~ December 5, 2018 ~ December 18, 2018 ~ January 15, 2019 ~February 19, 2019 ~ March 2019 ~ April 2019 ~ May 2019 ~ June 2019 ~ July 2019 ~ August 2019 ~ September-2019~ October 22, 2019 ~ Nov 6, 2019 ~ Nov 19, 2019 ~ Dec 10, 2019 ~ January 2020 ~ February 2020 ~ June 2020 ~ July 2020 ~ August 2020 ~ October 2020 ~ December 2020 ~ January 2021~ February 2021 ~ March 2021 ~ April 2021 ~ May 2021 ~ June 2021
The Board encourages students and parents to discuss their concerns, inquiries and complaints through informal conferences with the appropriate teacher, principal, or other campus staff. Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible, and when possible in writing, to allow early resolution through Montessori methods such as peace tables with the appropriate contacts with immediate knowledge. If an informal conference requires additional leadership involvement, the student or parent may initiate are more formal process to the administration or board. Even after initiating a more formal process, students and parents are encouraged to seek informal resolution of their concerns. A student or parent whose concerns are resolved may withdraw a formal inquiry at any time.
Students or parents can use the below forms to involve leadership:
Download the forms to your computer. Open the forms in Adobe Reader and use Fill and Sign. Save them to your computer and then email them.