Board of Directors

About the FHM Board of Directors

FHM is governed by a eight (8) member Board of Directors (BOD) which includes seven (7) parents or community members and the Principal, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member. The parent/community members are elected by the community at large and/or appointed by the standing BOD for three-year terms, unless filling a vacancy and serving out the predecessor's remaining term. All Board members are committed to ensuring the success of FHM through alignment of vision and mission with the best practices of professional and quality education. The Staff Liaison(s), as elected by the FHM staff, and the Director of Finance, Facility and Advancement, also attend all Board of Directors meetings.

The role of the FHM Board of Directors is to set policy and direction for the School and to assure the School is run in compliance with its charter, all applicable laws, and contractual obligations. In accomplishing its responsibilities, the Board of Directors is supported by a number of committees consisting of parent and non-parent volunteers in areas ranging from financial matters to facilities issues. As you think about how you will contribute volunteer service to the school this year, we invite you to consider service on one of these committees or on the Board. Supporting the Board of Directors either as a Board member or as a committee member has an impact during your service and potentially for several years beyond. The Board of Directors is made up of FHM parents, non-FHM community members, faculty and staff. Supporting the Board is not only a means of achieving your volunteer hours but also can have a long-term impact on FHM’s strategic vision and reaching that vision.

The BOD meets monthly and encourages parents to attend these open meetings. All community members are welcome to address the BOD and must follow the policy attached at the back of this handbook. All other corporate documents (e.g. by-laws, articles of incorporation, BOD policies) are located below and in the front office and all are available for public review. Board members do not have access to confidential files of students, school personnel or other federally or state mandated confidential information.


Board Members 2021-2022 School Year
(effective Nov 1, 2021)

The Free Horizon Montessori Board serves at the pleasure of, and represents, the parents. Therefore, it provides opportunities for any member of the school community to express interest in and concern for the school.

Meet the Board Members

Board Member Role Contact Board Term
Alison Fuhr President, Liaison to the Governance Committee email 2021 - 2022
John Frost Vice President email  2019-2022
Rebekkah Robbins Secretary, Liaison to the Facilities Committee email 2020-2023
Doug Klof Treasurer  email 2020-2023 
Ben Dodson Member at Large, Back up to the Secretary, Liaison to the School Accountability Committee,
email 2020-2023
Member at Large, Liaison to the Facilities Committee

Dan Hofmann Member at Large,Back up to the Treasurer email 2019-2022
Donnetta MacDonald Principal, Ex-Officio Member email

Staff Board Guests (non-voting)
The Board has a standing invitation for select school staff to actively participate in Board meetings. These staff members keep the Board informed of school and staff activities and are a conduit of communication back to the staff.

Cyndi Vosburgh Director of Finance and Advancement, Non-Voting Guest email
Adam Garbus Upper Elementary Teacher, Staff Liaison, Non-Voting Guest email 2020-21
Kim Erickson Lower Elementary Teacher, Staff Liaison, Non-Voting Guest email


Communicating With the Board

If you wish to make requests, presentations, or proposals to the board, direct any inquiry to the Principal or the Board President who will assist in getting your request on the agenda and get back to you with the date and time of the meeting. If you have specific actions you would like the Board to take, it is best to put these in writing and email or deliver them to the Board President or any other Board member to present to the Board. They will consider the request and respond to you by the next Board meeting with actions they can take or alternative recommendations.

We look forward to seeing you! 

Board Meetings & Documents

Regular meetings of the FHM Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Free Horizon Montessori. All regular meetings are open to the public. All members of the school community are cordially invited to attend all open meetings of the Board. A time for public comment is a part of every regular Board meeting.

Find Board Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes for the current school year below:

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 2022-06-30 AGENDA  
 2022-06-17 AGENDA  
 2022-05-12  AGENDA - Virtual Meeting  
 2022-04-14 AGENDA  
 2022-03-10 AGENDA  
 2022-02-10 AGENDA  
 2022-01-13 AGENDA MINUTES
 2021-12-09 AGENDA MINUTES
 2021-10-14 AGENDA MINUTES
 2021-09-28 AGENDA  MINUTES
 2021-09-09 AGENDA MINUTES
 2021-08-12 AGENDA
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2021-05-13  AGENDA MINUTES 
2021-04-08   AGENDA   MINUTES 
 2021-03 - 16  AGENDA MINUTES
2021-03-11   AGENDA  MINUTES
 2021-03-03 AGENDA  
 2021-02-24 AGENDA  
2021-02-11  Updated AGENDA MINUTES
2020-12-03 AGENDA  MINUTES
2020-11-12  AGENDA  MINUTES
 2020-10-27 AGENDA   MINUTES 
2020-09-10 Agenda   MINUTES
2020-08-13 Agenda   MINUTES
2020-08-04 Updated Agenda  MINUTES
2020-07-09 Updated Agenda
2020-06-11 Agenda Minutes 
 2020-06-09 Agenda Minutes
 2020-05-27 Agenda Minutes


Serving on the Board of Directors

Elections for the Board of Directors are held at the FHM Annual Meeting, scheduled each year in April. New members can be appointed to open positions throughout the year through a majority vote of the Board. The Board seeks individuals with passion for Free Horizon Montessori PK-8 as potential candidates to help the Board continue the mission and vision of our school. 

Financial Transparency
            Financial Transparency

Link to FHM's Financial Transparency page here.

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