Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School Board

CMES Board Meetings

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School returns to in-person Board and Committee meetings:

  • In person board meetings and committee meetings will be held at the school site at the designated dates/times listed.
  • An electronic meeting method will continue to be available via Zoom.
  • As per our current practice, we will continue to post board and committee meetings on the CMES website and will include information for non-board/committee members on how to join an electronic meeting.

Board Meetings

The CMES Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Most board meetings follow a standard agenda (see below), however, each meeting's specific agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting and is available at the school. In addition to the regular monthly meetings, the Board's 2022-23 Joint Meeting with the Montessori Center of Minnesota is TBD,  and the CMES Annual Meeting will be May 16, 2023, at 5:30 pm at the school.  The regular May meeting will follow at 6:00 pm.


2022-23 Meeting Schedule
August 18 (Thursday)
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20 - NO MEETING
January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16 - Annual Meeting & Board Meeting
June 20 


Standard Board Meeting Agenda

  • Consent Agenda
  • Head of School Report
  • Treasurer's Report including approval of monthly financials
  • Strategic Board Discussion/Board Education
  • Governance Committee Report
  • Director of Business Operations Report
  • Development Committee Report
  • Task Force Updates
  • Board Chair Report


School Board Meeting Zoom Links

Topic: June 2023 CMES Board Meeting

Time: Jun 20, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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School Board Members and Committees


The Board for Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School is the governing entity for our state and federally funded public school program. All the meetings must be open to the public. We will set the dates of our meetings and assure that they are on our website and in our lobby. A book containing board meeting minutes is available in the office. Board members include a teacher, parents, and experts in a variety of fields. The Head of School is a non-voting member of the board. Board terms are 3 years.

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School Board Members

Board Chair—Julaine Roffers-Agarwal,

Board Vice Chair/Treasurer—Jean Melancon,

Board Secretary—Jessica Goff,

Trustee—Tyler Bouwens,

Trustee—Maisah Outlaw,

Trustee—Carolyn Ganz,

Trustee—Sarah Stocco,

Trustee (non-voting)—Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School,

School Board Committees

The Board's standing committees meet regularly.  The Finance Committee meets the Thursday before the Board Meeting each month at 2:00 pm, the Governance Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm, the Advancement Committee meetings TBD, and the Head of School Evaluation Committee meets at least quarterly. All meetings occur at the school and/or via zoom.


  • Tyler Bouwens (Chair),

Finance Committee:

  • Jean Melancon (Chair), School Board Vice-Chair/Treasurer,
  • Chris Bewell, Director of Business Operations,
  • Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School,
  • Joe Aliperto, Business Manager,

Governance Committee:

  • Julaine Roffers-Agarwal (Chair), School Board Chair,
  • Jean Melancon, School Board Vice Chair/Treasurer,
  • Chris Bewell, Director of Business Operations,

Head of School Evaluation:

  •  Carolyn Ganz (Chair),
  •  Julaine Roffers-Agarwal, School Board Chair,
  •  Joe McDonald, Montessori Center of Minnesota, Executive Director,
  •  Alyssa Schwartz, Head of School,