Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body for the William Holmes McGuffey School Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation operates the McGuffey Montessori School and foundation members are parents or guardians of enrolled students.

Board of Trustees, 2019-20
Megan Gerhardt, Chair* (term ends June 2022)
Ashley Johnson, Vice Chair* (term ends June 2020)
Neal Sullivan, Treasurer* (term ends June 2021)
Chris Taylor, Secretary* (term ends June 2020)
Jill Kist, Member at Large (term ends June 2021)
Anne Collins, Member at Large (term ends June 2022)
Callie Maddox, Member at Large (term ends June 2021)
Scott Sander, Community Member
Mike Desmier, Business Manager, Non-voting Member*
Nancy Hawthorne, Head of School, Non-voting Member*
*Board Executive Committee, elected annually

The primary responsibility of the Board is to set policy which supports the long-term health of the school. Their role includes hiring, supporting and evaluating the Head of School while the Head of School and the staff handle day-to-day school operations.

To apply for a position on the board of trustees or to nominate someone, please send a completed Board Application to the board.

The trustees meet monthly. Meeting dates are posted on the school public calendar. Board meetings are open to the membership (parents and guardians) from 7-7:30pm. At 7:30pm, the board goes into executive session.

Elections are typically held in the spring semester for three-year terms beginning July 1. Mid-term vacancies may be filled by special election. It is always helpful to have a list of parents who are interested in serving on the board. The best board candidates have leadership and networking qualities, have been involved in a variety of school-related activities, and can bring a needed expertise or perspective to their role or to the school.

Minutes from past Board meetings can be found here.
The Foundation Bylaws are here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board at the following email address, fullboard@mcguffeymontessori.com. These emails are read by the board and the Head of School.

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