Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School (MVMPCS) is managed by Monocacy Montessori Communities Inc., (MMCI) and is governed by a Governing Council, consisting of parents, the principal, staff representatives, and members of the Frederick community.

About the Governing Council?

The Governing Council is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees and serves as the policy making body for MVMPCS. The Governing Council also serves as our School Improvement Team (SIT), required by the FCPS charter school policy, This independence is a result of our status as a charter school and allows us to develop policies necessary to realize the goals of our school’s charter and meet the needs of our families. This is a truly unique opportunity within the public school system.

The parent positions on the GC are filled by parents or guardians of current MVMPCS students. Elections for these positions are held every fall as current members’ two year terms expire in rotation. Staff elects their own representatives. GC meetings are open to all parents and staff; minutes are published on our Google groups School News Forum.

Much of the work of the GC and MMCI is carried out by parents and teachers working on a large number of committees—library, volunteer, building & grounds, strategic planning, staffing, community outreach/hospitality, communications and fundraising. Parents, faculty and staff are urged to join a committee and help in the development and continuing operation of the school. Parental involvement is critical to the success of the school.

Governing Council (GC)

Tori McCarthy

Chair/Parent Representative
Term Ends: 12/31/2022

Eddie Benites

Secretary/Parent Representative
Term Ends: 12/31/2022

Jen Shemer

Parent Representative
Term Ends: 12/31/2021

Kevin Lynn

Parent Representative
Term Ends: 12/31/2021

Elizabeth Landru

BOT Vice President - MVMPCS
Term Ends: 06/30/2022

Amy Dorman

Principal

Darlene Overholtzer

Staff Representative
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

Cindy Green

Staff Representative
Term Ends: 6/30/2023

Janet Robertson

Friend of Education
Term Ends: 12/31/2022

Vacant

Friend of Education
Term Ends: 12/31/2021