The Maria Montessori Charter Academy is a non-profit public school. Originally chartered in 2000 by the Twin Ridges Elementary School District, the school closed in June 2008 and reorganized as an independent, direct-funded charter sponsored by the Rocklin Unified School District. The 2018-2019 school year will be M.M.C.A.’s 19th year of overall operation. The M.M.C.A. Board of Directors primarily governs the school.


The M.M.C.A. Charter is the school’s primary governing document.

The by-laws work in conjunction with the Charter Document and define the scope and function of the Board of Directors. The M.M.C.A. Board has authority and oversight responsibility on the school budget, facilities, personnel, program and the ability to amend the school’s charter and by-laws.


M.M.C.A. is sponsored by the Rocklin Unified School District. Also, for your information we have also included some of the relevant legal links for charter schools in California.

R.U.S.D. Board of Trustees Petition Renewal PowerPoint Presentation (January 2018).

2018-2021 M.M.C.A. LCAP 

2020-2021 M.M.C.A. Learning Continuity & Accountability Plan

2020-2021 M.M.C.A. Budget Overview for Parents

School Communications Policy

Please click on the following link for MMCA’s Communication’s Pathways Policy, originally adopted in 2005.


MMCA Communications Policy

Board of Directors/Elections/Meetings

The Board of Directors defines the mission of the school and clarifies its philosophy.  In conjunction with the School Administrator, the Board establishes the financial, educational, and operational goals of MMCA and ensures that they are achieved annually.  The Board may be involved in facility planning, review and approval of legal documents, annual operating budgets, and staffing decisions. The Board of Directors also serves as ambassadors for the school, promoting its successes and building its positive reputation in the community.


Board elections are conducted in November/December of each school year. If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please check out our Candidate Information Packet.


Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:15 pm.  Please see the School Calendar for the most current information.

Board of Directors

(Effective Jan. 2021)


Chris Ward


Shannon Hrobowski,

Communications Officer

Brett Kirkpatrick,

Fiscal Officer

Adrienne Garcia

Teacher Rep

Carol Royal

Teacher Rep

Board Member

Micah Kasman

Board Member

Paolo Sarmiento

Board Member

Russell Ramos

Board Member

Kimberly Bezenek

Board Member

Uman Bakshi

Board Member

Brent Boothby

Executive Director