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Board Committees

 

Executive Committee

Responsibilities:
- Coordinate, with the board chair, the work of the board
- Serve as a sounding board for the head
- Act in place of the board between board meetings in the manner prescribed by the bylaws and as expressly delegated by the board, reporting any actions to the board in a timely fashion

Members:
Cheryl Porro, Co-Chair
Carl Schneebeck, Co-Chair
Tina Syer, Vice Chair
Jeanette Perez, Secretary
Ryan Kluft, Treasurer
Shelly Luke Wille, Head of School

 

Committee on Trustees

Responsibilities:
- Suggest best practices for Committee work & communication to the full BOT
- Establish an annual BOT calendar, including a timeline for committee work & BOT presentations
- Facilitate board self-assessment
- Develop and continually review the by-laws, recommending modifications as necessary
- Organize the recognition of individual trustees
- Coordinate the identification, cultivation, recruitment, and orientation of new trustees
- Re-nominate sitting trustees
- Nominate officers
- Identify board’s needs for training, continuing education and professional growth and development, and design vehicles to meet those needs

Members:
Liza Ramrayka, Co-Chair
Lindsay Woollerson, Co-Chair
Kirk Lorie
Cheryl Porro
Carl Schneebeck
Michelle Schoen
Vivien Zraick
Chris Bunga, PTTA President
Diane Larrabee, Director of Admission
Shelly Luke Wille, Head of School
Jeanna Yoo, Director of Advancement

 

Finance Committee

Responsibilities:
- Work with management to develop integrated, long-term financial strategy, aligning resources with goals and economic realities.  
- Monitor financial and economic trends and progress toward strategic financial goals.
- Review and recommend for approval the following: changes to member dues; annual budgets prepared by management; investments or withdrawals from the long-term reserve fund; major financial transactions
- Monitor periodic “budget to actual” financial reports.
- Coordinates the activities of the subcommittees. Receive reports and provide summary reports to the full board where appropriate.

Members:
Ryan Kluft, Chair
Mylene Acosta-Mercado
Landon Browning
Ofer Elitzur
Eric Fastiff
Jen Hamilton
Stephanie Holland
Patricia Kao
Brian Kreischer
Rohan Palekar
Cheryl Porro
Carl Schneebeck
Ben Spero
Diane Walters
Lindsay Woollerson
Chris Bunga, PTTA President
Cheryl Ewers, Director of Finance and Operations
Shelly Luke Wille, Head of School
Jeanna Yoo, Director of Advancement

2018-2019 Meeting Dates:
September 14, October 12, November 9, December 7, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3

 

Advancement Committee

Responsibilities:
- Coordinate the school’s fund-raising activities
- Advise the Board on the financial goals of the Annual Fund and on any capital or endowment campaigns
- Review the case statement for all fund-raising appeals
- Facilitate including all trustees and other volunteers in fund- and friend-raising activities
- Raise funds

Members:
Michelle Schoen, Chair
Stephanie Holland
Jeanette Perez
Cheryl Porro
Carl Schneebeck
Tina Syer
Jeanna Yoo, Director of Advancement

2018-2019 Meeting Dates:
October 26, November 30, December 19, January 25, February 13, March 20, April 26, May 31

 

Facilities Committee

Responsibilities:
- Develop and maintain the school's physical plant 
- Oversee maintenance plans for current buildings
- Work with architects to develop plans for facility upgrades or expansion
- Act as liaison with appropriate agencies

Members:
Ted Arleo, Chair
Beverly Choe
Eric Fastiff
Blake Felson
Decker Flynn
Matt Hollis
Kami Kinkaid
Ryan Kluft
David Strandberg
John Castro, Facilities Manager
Cheryl Ewers, Director of Finance and Operations
Antonette Greene, Early Childhood Program Director
Rebecca Kroll, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Director
Shelly Luke Wille, Head of School
Jeanna Yoo, Director of Advancement

2018-2019 Meeting Dates:
September 18, October 9, November 13, December 11, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14 (second Tuesday of the month)

 

Neighborhood Outreach Committee

Responsibilities:
- Serve as a good neighbor and a high-profile, well-respected institution
- Identify potential external partnerships
- Work with organizations and neighborhoods that could help us attract new families, faculty, and board members to CDS
- Expand our outreach and model interdependence by freely exchanging resources with others 
- Help students understand their place in the community and the world

Members:
Michelle Schoen, Chair
Justin Durack
Lucy Farey-Jones
Lindsay Woollerson
Vivien Zraick
Andrei Ferrera, Director of Communication
Shelly Luke Wille, Head of School

2018-2019 Meeting Dates:
First Monday of each month