Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees focuses and activates the Mission of the school and holds the College of Teachers and the Administrative Director responsible for accomplishing the school’s Vision and Strategic Plan. The Board is responsible for legal and fiduciary stewardship, strategic planning, budget approval, fundraising leadership and risk management oversight of the school’s affairs.
President and Chair
Vice-Chair, Governance Committee Facilitator
Vice President, Audit Committee
Vice President, Capital Campaign Co-chair
Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Committee on Trustees Chair
Advancement Committee Chair
Faculty Trustee, Administrative Director
Governance Committee, Committee on Trustees
Marketing Committee Chair
Advancement Committee assists the BOT in carrying out its responsibility to raise the funds needed for the School to fulfill its Mission and pursue its strategic goals. This committee works with the Development Director to establish development goals and strategies, coordinate all fundraising efforts for the School, and actively solicit contributions to the School. Matt Eging (Trustee, Committee Chair), Lara Blumstein (Trustee), ), Janae Gianou (Parent), Luke Goodwin (AD), Emily Jenkins (Parent), Amy Kahn (Trustee, Alum Parent), , Becky Moskowitz (Advancement Director).
Audit Committee assists the BOT in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities regarding the School’s financial reporting process, audit process, and internal controls. This committee monitors the School’s management of risk and compliance with laws, regulations, and fiduciary obligations. Bob Wild (Committee Chair, past BEC VP), Joe Mulherin (BEC VP).
Committee on Trustees assures that the BOT has an appropriate constellation of membership by identifying, recruiting and nominating new Trustees, and coordinating plans for leadership succession. This committee manages the orientation of new Trustees, and coordinates the training and development of the entire BOT. Karen Anderson (Committee Chair, Trustee), Luke Goodwin (AD), Melissa Gordon (BOT Chair), Tarah Hartung (PTO Liaison), Becky Moskowitz (Advancement Director).
Capital Campaign Committee (CCC) develops and executes the strategy for the School’s Capital Campaign, raising the funds needed to purchase, renovate, lease or build a permanent campus for the School. This group of highly visible CWS leaders coordinates and manages the collaborative work of the BOT and its Committees, the School Administration, the Faculty and volunteers in support of the campaign. Dan Hoffmann (Committee Co-Chair, BOT VP), Sarah Mulcahey (Committee Co-Chair, Parent), Luke Goodwin (AD), Melissa Gordon (BOT Chair), Dana Hegedorn (Senior Operations Director), Amy Kahn (Trustee, Alum Parent), Becky Moskowitz (Advancement Director).
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) assists the BOT in fulfilling its responsibility to make sure the School has healthy and constructive relationships with the entire CWS community. The PTO is the formal social structure for all adults in the School community and exists to both provide a quality framework for and actively encourage the school community to participate in the life of the school. The PTO works in collaboration with the BOT, the Faculty Chair, the Administrative Director and the non-college Faculty members to plan, facilitate and communicate the work of the PTO.
Joint Committees of the Board and College
Governance Committee documents and reviews the School’s collaborative governance agreements and recommends changes as needed.Carol Triggiano (Faculty), Sylvie Desouches (Faculty), Melissa Gordon (BOT Chair), Tarah Hartung (BOT PTO-Liaison), Luke Goodwin (Administrative Director), John Figiel (facilitator), Adam King (Trustee), Frances Vig (Faculty), John Figiel (Facilitator, BOT Vice Chair)
Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) works to raise awareness and to facilitate collaborative and effective efforts among the school’s decision-making bodies and administration to pursue its strategic goals of Inclusion & Diversity. The IDC supports the work of the College of Teachers, the BOT, and the Administration to build and sustain an inclusive school culture by examining policies and procedures in all areas of the school, and make recommendations to the College and the BOT. Andrea Shaffer (Committee Co-Chair, Faculty), Nancy Szymanski (Committee Co-Chair, Faculty Trustee), Chris Kuck (Faculty Trustee), Lauren Pilgrim (parent), Oli Lopez (Admin), Brian Dorsam (Admin), Adriana Sandrolini (parent), Evan and Rebecca McAlpine (parents).