Aerial Steamboat Montessori

As a public school authorized by the Colorado Charter School Institute, Steamboat Montessori operates under an approved Charter, and is overseen by a volunteer governance board that adheres to established by-laws. This board has a vested interest in ensuring the best possible outcomes for our student population, in alignment with a Montessori model. The board meets on a monthly basis during the school year; meetings are open to the public and conducted virtually as of the Spring of 2020. Links to upcoming meetings, as well as minutes and recordings of past meetings, can be found on the bottom of this page.

Priority for prospective board members is given to those who represent community interest, or who have unique acumen in business, governance, law or education. Board appointments are made annually in June by a vote of the board, and terms last 3 years. The Board also oversees several committees; these groups meet regularly, and always welcome interested participants to join. Committee meetings, as well as board meetings, are open to the public.

Links to meeting agendas and the public virtual meetings can be found in the tabs below.

If you are interested in participation on the board or on any board-related committees, please contact the Front Desk to learn more.

Board Member Contact Information

General inquires to the board can be sent via the Front Desk, or to the Head of School. Specific board member roles and contact information can be found below.

Jessica Valand, Board Chair

Noel Christopher, Board Vice Chair

Christine Lilly, Secretary

Dominic Boomgarden, Treasurer

Ryan Mayo, Member

Jeff Merage, Member

Michelle Garner, Member

Kevin Correale, Member

Amy Swartz, Member

2022-2023 Board Meetings

*All meetings are in-person at Steamboat Montessori and include a virtual option*


Board Meeting August 31, 2022 @10am

Board Meeting September 28, 2022 @ 12:30pm

Board Meeting October 19, 2022 @ 12:30pm

Board Meeting November 16, 2022 @ 12;30pm

Board Meeting December 14, 2022 @ 12:30pm

Board Meeting January 25, 2023 @ 12:30pm

Board Meeting February 15, 2023 @12:30pm

Board Meeting March 22, 2023 @12:30pm

Board Meeting April 26, 2023 @12:30pm

Board Meeting May 17, 2022 @12:30pm

Board Meeting June 14, 2022 @12:30pm



2021 Meeting Recordings

December 15, 2021

2022 Meeting Recordings

January 14, 2022

January 26, 2022

February 16, 2022

March 8, 2022

March 23, 2022

April 27, 2022

June 22, 2022

July 25, 2022

August 31, 2022


October 19, 2022

November 16, 2022 (recording unavailable)

December 14, 2022 (recording unavailable)

January 25, 2023

February 15, 2023 (recording unavailable)

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