The Board has six standing committees: Finance, Trusteeship, Development, Facilities, Executive, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
The Finance Committee is comprised of trustees and non-trustees. It meets regularly with the Head of School and the Business Officer and is responsible for overseeing the annual budget and financial affairs of the school.
The Trusteeship Committee is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and recommending individuals for future trustee nominations. New board members are selected based upon their positive commitment to the school along with the immediate and long term needs of the school.
Comprised of trustees and non-trustees, the Development Committee is responsible for Board-initiated institutional advancement and fundraising, including the annual fund, capital campaign, auction, endowment funds, and gifts.
The Facilities Committee is comprised of trustees and non-trustees. This committee along with the Head of School is responsible for reporting to the board on the overall condition, adequacy, and management of the facilities.
The Executive Committee is made up of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Its primary role is to evaluate the Head of School on an annual basis. Members of the Executive Committee for 2022-2023 are Tasha Seyler, Shayla Higginbotham, Patrick Scheper, and Kim Sue-Ling.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee was formed in 2016-17 in order to ascertain the climate of diversity and inclusion at the school and determine areas for improvement. The committee focuses on curriculum, recruitment/retention, community engagement, and assessment. Learn more about DEI at TDS here.