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  • Global Learning Charter Public School Names Von Marie Moniz to the Board of Trustees

    Published on March 2, 2024


    New Bedford, MA –  The Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS), a tuition-free public charter school that currently services 500 students in grades 5-12, today announced that Von Marie Moniz has been named to the school’s Board of Trustees.Moniz is currently the Program Manager for Entrepreneurship for All (EFORALL) South Coast. She previously served as Program Support Specialist for EFORALL headquarters in Lowell, MA and Program Coordinator for the South Coast.  She is the founder of Latinas in the South Coast and the owner of her own company Von Marie Co. which handles coordination and planning for the wedding and event industry.

    Moniz earned her associate degree in Communications from Bristol Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing from Salem State University. She holds professional certification in medical assisting and leadership. She is also certified in meeting, wedding and event planning and she earned a Business Accelerator Certificate. She is an active volunteer with the United Way of Greater New Bedford and serves on several committees for the Rotch-Jones Duff House.

    As public agents authorized by the state, the board of trustees of a charter school holds the school’s charter as it is granted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and is responsible for governing the school. The board of trustees defines the mission of the school and develops school policies, changing them when appropriate. The board of trustees hires qualified personnel to manage the school’s day-to-day operations, holds them accountable for meeting established goals, and formulates a long-range plan and charter school accountability plan that will ensure the school’s continued stability.

    In addition to its many other responsibilities, the board must ensure that the school is complying with all of the state and federal laws that apply to the school and ensure that the school is operating in accordance with its charter and with any approved amendments to its charter. Finally, the board itself must operate in accordance with Massachusetts laws and regulations.

    “Von Marie values the importance of continued education and community support as evidenced by her own impressive achievements,” said Dr. Stephen Furtado, Executive Director of GLCPS.  “Von Marie brings great positive energy and entrepreneurial expertise to our board and we are pleased to welcome her.”


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