Gary Bowman - Executive Director

Dear CMP Learning Community,

CMP’s monthly Board Meeting was hosted at our CMP-Shingle Springs campus on Monday, October 8th.  The Board approved Melissa (Herman) Goude, as the new Teacher Representative, replacing Sara Meece, who has accepted a .5 position as Dean of Students at the American River campus.  Ms. Goude, who has taught lower elementary students at both the Elk Grove and American River campuses, is a graduate of the initial cohort of the American Montessori Society’s ‘Emerging Leaders Fellowship.’

I am very excited to announce that the Board approved a revised compensatory schedule for CMP’s certificated teachers.  This action authorizes CMP to continue honoring our teachers with annual pay increases through June, 2022.  Our teachers are ‘the best’ - it is a privilege to serve them, as they serve our students and families! 

The Board also revised their annual meeting calendar, as follows:  the December, 2018 meeting will now be held on Monday, December 3rd, and the June, 2019 meeting will be held on Monday, June 3rd.  Both meetings will be held in the Gibbons Room at the Central Administrative Office.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 3rd at the REI store, located on Exposition Boulevard.  This will be the Board’s Annual Retreat and will include an extended presentation by legal counsel related to Charter School Governance, as well as Roles and Responsibilities of the Board. 

Have a great week, and thanks, as always, for your support!


Gary S. Bowman, M.S.Ed.

Executive Director/Superintendent, CMP

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