Overview of School Leadership Structure

There are three leadership teams that together with the administrative team form the core of the leadership and organization of FHM. Each leadership team includes representation from both the community and school administration. The administrative team works in concert with the three leadership teams to further the mission of FHM in delivering a comprehensive program grounded in Montessori educational excellence. The following table provides a quick overview of each of the leadership team responsibilities.

Free Horizon Montessori Leadership Team Responsibilities

 Free Horizon Montessori School    Free Horizon Montessori Foundation
FHM Board of Directors Administration 
School Accountability Committee   Community Support Network

If it’s “strategic” it belongs to the BOD

Hires & evaluates the Principal

Sets school policy


  • Governance
  • Facilities
  • Finance

If it’s “operational” it belongs to the Principal

Handles day-to-day functions of the school

Sets yearly academic goals and monitors progress toward them

Creates, distributes, and compiles results from the “Make Your Voice Heard” parent and staff annual surveys

Generates the annual School Improvement Plan to submit to the Colorado Department of Education


Separate non-profit entity established to provide fund-raising for the school

All fund-raising efforts support FHM’s fundamental objectives of Individualized Instruction, Engaging Curriculum, and Strong Community

Because it’s a separate entity from the school, the CSN has its own governing Board of Directors

Also provides the community-building activities for the school


  • Parent Partnership
  • External Fundraising



Annual School Performance Report

At the start of each school year, the Principal provides a School Performance Report to the community, outlining how FHM students performed on the statewide assessments during March of the previous school year as compared with students in Jeffco and throughout Colorado.  Data from these assessments is used in formulating the school's Unified Improvement Plan.

Annual State of the School Meeting

Each April, the FHM Leadership Teams host a State of the School Meeting, where each group reports on their accomplishments for the year as well as plans for the future.  Click on the link below for the slides from the most recent Annual State of the School Meeting. Town Hall Meetings

Occasionally, the school leadership teams hold Town Hall meetings in order to share important information or solicit community feedback in a timely manner.  

Getting Involved with a Leadership Team

Each year, three of our Leadership Teams solicit new members for specific terms of service.  Look here for information about how you can get involved and fulfill your volunteer commitment through service on the Board of Directors, the School Accountability Committee, or the FHM Foundation.

Operational Leadership Organizational Structure

Please click here to download the organizational chart that illustrates the operational leadership structure at Free Horizon Montessori.  This organizational chart gives a broad level overview of who is responsible for what within our school.


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