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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 2021-2022 school year will be M.M.C.A.’s 21st 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).

Annual update for developing 2021-2024 M.M.C.A. LCAP 

M.M.C.A. 2021-2024 L.C.A.P.

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

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

2021-2022 M.M.C.A. School Safety Plan (public version)

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 typically held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.  Please see the School Calendar for the most current information.

Current Board Agenda: February 2023

Archived Board Information (including minutes, archived Board packets, recently approved policies, etc.): HERE

Current Board Agenda

Board of Directors

(Effective Jan. 2023)


Carlos Nieto,


Ryan Leckey,

VP, Communications Officer

Adrienne Garcia

Teacher Rep

Carol Royal

Teacher Rep

Board Member

Paolo Sarmiento

Board Member

Russell Ramos

Board Member

Jacob Boyce

Board Member

Michelle Whitten,

Board Member

Brent Boothby

Executive Director

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