Board of Directors and Committees


The Casa Esperanza Board of Directors (“Board”) regularly meets once a month on the dates denoted on the Casa Family calendar, and is governed by the organization’s bylaws. If you would like to offer your talents or service to help build Casa Esperanza Montessori, please consider volunteering on one of the board committees.  The Board represents the nonprofit organization, established in 2000 to make a language-studies based, Montessori education available to children in the Triangle area of North Carolina.  This education is provided through a private preschool and a public elementary and middle grades charter school, which serves students ages 3-14 years.  The Board of Directors is responsible for writing the Casa strategic plan to guide the growth and development of the school, including excellence in academic performance, fiscal responsibility, managed growth, community involvement, and clear leadership.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the school, located at:

2600 Sumner Boulevard #130 – Raleigh, NC 27616.

Meeting Dates

The Board Meetings for the 2017-2018 School Year will be held on the following dates throughout the year. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held at the school. The annual retreat was held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 for the current school year.

 August 15, 2017*  November 16, 2017 February 15, 2018  May 17, 2018
 September 14, 2017  December 21, 2017  March 15, 2018  June 21, 2018
 October 19, 2017  January 18, 2018  April 19, 2018

*This meeting will be on a Tuesday evening.

Minutes of the board meeting are posted on the school website after the meeting in which they are approved.

Committee Structure

Committee Name Committee Chair Meeting Days & Time
Finance/Human Resources Alice Ward & Dr. Allen Cannedy Second Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
Board Affairs Awamary Khan & Seth Wood Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Communications Monique Taylor & Mike Slipsky Second Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Development Traci Cortez & Krisy Sims Third Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
Board Meetings Awamary Khan Third Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Strategic Planning Cindy Appleby & Dr. Norma Quinones TBD
Executive Awamary Khan Second Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

We are in the process of finalizing descriptions of the function of each committee.  If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact our Board Affairs Chairperson!

All board meetings and committee meetings are listed on the school’s shared, family calendars. Any changes to the regular schedule will be made there.