The Virtual Board Meeting on Monday, July 27th, 2020 has been CANCELLED. Click here to access the Public Notice from the Board of Directors. 

A Virtual Board Meeting will be held on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Click here to access the Public Notice from the Board of Directors. 

Board Members

Jennifer V. Johnson is the board president and has served on the board since 2016. She has been employed with DTE Energy for 46 years, and is also a strategist in the Center of Excellence Organization. Her educational accomplishments include 2 Associates degrees from both Detroit Institute of Technology and Penn Foster, a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University, and a Master of Science from Central Michigan University. Jennifer chose to volunteer with the board because of her love for children, education, and the zeal to ensure that children are given the benefit of a sound education. “Choice has supported the upward mobility of Macomb Montessori by hiring skilled and engaged staff. Choice ensures the physical and emotional safety of each child of MMA.” Jennifer enjoys the comradery of the board team, as well as the opportunity to give back to the children and parents of Macomb Montessori.

John Marks is the board vice president. He holds a master’s in Social Work and is a retiree from First Community Baptist Church. He worked in the Substance Abuse Prevention-Training Program at the Church. John has served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross as well as the Council of Baptist Pastors with St. Johns Hospital and has received honors from the State of Michigan for his work in Wayne County and the city of Detroit. John has a passion for children, education and working within the community to offer a better education for our families.

Emmitt Jones serves as the board treasurer. He is a community leader who is active in providing better opportunities and positive character choices for youth.  He owns Kath Khemical & Maintenance, Inc. and serves as a role model for entrepreneurship in the African American community.  He is highly analytical and asks penetrating questions to ensure all children gain access to opportunity.

Shana Giles – Secretary, bio coming soon!

Gerald Armbrister –  Director, bio coming soon!

Click here to download our 2019-20 Board Meeting Calendar

If you’re interested in applying for a board position, please send an email to