Board Members/School Government

The Monarch Academy Anne Arundel Board governs all of the Monarch Academies in Anne Arundel County.  This governance includes the evaluation of the Charter Operator, the approval of the budget and all decisions that impact the great Monarch Academies.

The Monarch Academy Anne Arundel Board Members:


Sissy Jimenez, Chairperson

Carley K. Czyzewski

Jess Deinlein, Laurel*

Shae Delfino, Glen Burnie*

Eric DeVito 

Janine Fratantuono 

Kandace Hoppin

Amber Marcheso, Annapolis*

Derek Mathews

Megan Philbeck

Marc Rodriquez

Ray Szyperski

Loise Taliaferro


*Parent Representative


The Monarch Academy Anne Arundel Board meets the 2nd Wednesday every other month from 6 – 8 p.m.

Upcoming meetings and locations are listed below

September 18, 2019 (AN)

October 16, 2019 (GB) (Cancelled)

December 11, 2019 (LR)

February 12, 2020 (AN)

April 15, 2020 (GB)  online—This meeting will now take place via Zoom

June 10, 2020  (LR)

**Alternating locations:  AN (Annapolis), GB (Glen Burnie), LR (Laurel)**

The Annapolis campus is located at 2000 Capital Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401
The Laurel campus is located at 430 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel, MD 20724
The Glen Burnie campus is 6730 Baymeadow Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Minutes from Past Meetings


Monarch Board Minutes 2.12.20

Monarch Board Minutes 12.11.19

Monarch Board Minutes 9-18-19

Monarch Board Minutes 6 12 19

Monarch Anne Arundel Board Minutes 04.10.19 FINAL

2-13-19 Monarch-Anne-Arundel-Board-Minutes

12-20-18 Monarch-Anne-Arundel-Minutes

10-10-18 Monarch Academy AA Minutes

6-13-18 Monarch Academy AA Minutes

4-11-18 Monarch Academy AA Minutes

2-7-18 Monarch Academy AA Minutes


Communications with the Board

Communications with Board Members or the Board Office by phone, mail, fax, and/or e-mail are part of the public domain and may be subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act.

Speaking at Board Meetings

Public Comment is taken by the Board at all regularly scheduled meetings. Those wishing to offer comment before the Board can sign up to 2p.m. the day of the board meeting by e-mailing Additionally, sign-ups will be accepted in-person prior to meeting being called to ordered.

Please note the following when signing up to testify at a Board Meeting:

  • Testimony on agenda items will be taken when those items are before the Board. Testimony on items not on the agenda will be taken during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.
  • To assist the Board, speakers during the Public Comment portion will be grouped by topic.
  • Those who sign up and are not present when their name is called will forfeit their opportunity to speak.
  • Regardless of whether the testimony is offered on an agenda item or during Public Comment, student-specific concerns and personnel issues cannot be discussed before the Board.
  • Public Comment is limited to up to ten individuals/groups with a maximum comment time of three minutes and remaining time cannot be yielded to other individuals/groups.

Per an order from the State School Superintendent, all Monarch campuses are closed through the end of school year and students will continue with distance learning. Free meals to children ages 2 to 18 are available while schools are closed. Additional school closing details and a list of meal sites, can be found on AACPS’s website. View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.