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Sherrill named president of Monarch Academy’s board (access required)

Fred Sherrill has been named president of the board of directors for Monarch Academy Public Charter School, in Glen Burnie, and Michael Wodka has been elected to the board. Sherrill is vice president and financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management, of Annapolis, where he helps clients manage their money and advises them on financial services. He previously was regional vice president of Bridges Learning Systems, where he managed business development, sales and marketing. He also has held leadership positions at Redefining Actions & Decisions Educational Programs and the Aspen (Colo.) School District. Wodka, who has more than 25 years of engineering experience, is assistant director of design with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. He also has been a member of The Children’s Guild board. Monarch Academy is a co-educational public charter school that provides Anne Arundel County students with an academic curriculum emphasizing adventure-based learning, and the arts and technology. Boards Cathy Purple Cherry, of Purple Cherry Architects, of Annapolis, has been appointed to the AutismOne board of directors. AutismOne is a national nonprofit charity organization started by a small group of parents of children with autism. It works to raise awareness of autism and education and therapies, biomedical research and treatments, advocacy and more through outreach in forums such as national conferences, Autism Digest magazine and radio. Cherry, whose 20-year-old son has autism, has devoted a studio of her firm to Purposeful Architecture — designing buildings for people with special needs.