GovernanceWhat is the Board of Trustees?
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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. Members of the Finance Committee for 2017-18 are Ryan McDevitt (chair), Tammy Fox, and Tasha Seyler.
What are the basic responsibilities of the Board? The Board is primarily responsible for the strategic aspects of the School such as selecting and evaluating the Head of School, ensuring adequate financial resources including fundraising of various kinds, providing proper financial oversight, building a competent Board, ensuring ethical integrity, and enhancing the School’s public standing.
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. Members of the Trusteeship Committee for 2017-18 are Purnima Valdez (chair) and Kelley Keats.
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. Members of the Development Committee for 2017-18 are Sabrina Schneider (chair), Gabriel Kussin, and Jan Riggsbee.
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. Members of the Facilities Committee for 2017-18 are co-chairs Tom Farin and Carroll Stone, Sharon Myers, Al Myers, and Sid Stone.
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 2017-18 are Kelley Keats, Purnima Valdez, Ryan McDevitt, and Sabrina Schneider.
Does the Board have any other committees? When the need arises the Board may create special committees such as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Diversity Committee.
From time to time, the Board creates a Strategic Planning Committee in order to review its previous Strategic Plans and Mission Statement and update them to reflect a variety of factors such as changes in enrollment, the parent body, the financial health of the school, technological advances, the community, and the local economy. The current Strategic Plan was approved by the full Board in April, 2015.
The Diversity Committee was formed in 2016-17 in order to ascertain the climate of Diversity and Inclusion at the school and determine areas for improvement. Members of the Diversity Committee for 2017-18 are Purnima Valdez (chair), Ali Carnes, April Wittman, Candace Morgan, David Idzi, Kate Newman, Kimberly Johnson, Lina Boytor, Lloyd Patillo, Rachel Hirschey, Shayla Higginbotham, Sherri Fulp, and Ted Rogers, Jr.
How does someone get nominated for consideration to become a Board member? To learn more about this process, or to recommend someone for the Board of Trustees, please contact a member of the Board’s Trusteeship Committee. Board members are nominated by the Trusteeship Committee and elected by the full Board. New Board members are selected based upon the immediate and long term needs of the School, and for their commitment to the School.