Dixie Montessori Academy
Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes for January 16, 2013
240 East Tabernacle Street, Suite 200, St. George Utah
Board Members in Attendance: Russell Armstrong, Michael C. Currie, Kevin Groke, Margaret “Meg” Groke, Tracy K. Mitchell, Paula D. Nelson, Kristin L. Nielson, Scott Nielson, Julie M. Wand, Michael D. Wand
Others in Attendance: Michael Rahilly, exited meeting at 8:01 p.m.
To create and approve a presentation to give to the State Charter Board on February 13th, 2013
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to begin the meeting at 6:38 p.m.
Seconded by: Tracy K. Mitchell
Margaret “Meg” Groke gave a review of the minutes from the board meeting on December 20, 2012
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to approve the minutes from board meeting held on December 20th, 2012
Seconded by: Paula D. Nelson
Kevin Groke presented a rough draft of the presentation he created on his own to give the Board a starting point toward the final product of the presentation. Feedback:
*Julie suggests that each member should declare his/her intent to continue serving on the Operating Board or not.
*Julie M. Wand wants to use the NWEA testing as an example in the comparative testing demonstration. Also believes that the State wants to hear that the DMA Board will hold the DMA Director responsible for the student testing scores.
*Scott Nielson believes we should mention that DMA will be starting with a base student body population that is familiar with Montessori schooling.
*Julie M. Wand and Michael D. Wand mention that some of the reviewers believe that Montessori schooling is an “experiment”. We need to include a historical and statistical background of Montessori schooling showing that Montessori is a well-established, successful method of instruction.
Julie and Paula will look through their photographs for pictures of Dayspring students and the school building to be included in the presentation. A small selection of photos will be emailed to board members for voting.
The following are believed to be possible subjects the Board will be questioned about during the State meeting:
Goals and objectives
Suggested by more than one person that each person’s introduction be standardized.
MOTION: by Kevin Groke to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m.
Seconded: Tracy K Mitchell