Monarch Academy schools are following Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ plans and currently engaging in virtual learning for the entire first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

Our Board

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

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
  • Elizabeth Noble, Annapolis*
  • Derek Matthews
  • Megan Philbeck
  • Ray Szyperski
  • Loise Taliaferro
  • *Parent Representative

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.

Board Meetings

Due to the current Public Emergency Crisis all board meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  Should you wish to attend the meeting you may e-mail boardAA@monarchacademy.org by 2 p.m. the day of the board meeting. Those who email to sign up to attend will receive the link and passcode.

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 boardAA@monarchacademy.org. Those who email to sign up to speak at the meeting will receive the link and passcode. 

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.