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Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has 14 members, consisting of Saklan alumni, parents of current students, and community members. The role of the Board of Trustees is to keep their eyes on the big picture, safeguarding Saklan’s mission long-term while leaving the day-to-day operations to the Head of School. The Board offers the financial expertise and vision necessary to keep the school healthy for years to come. In short, the Board holds Saklan "in trust" for future generations of students and families.

 

Trustees serve three-year terms and are encouraged to remain for additional terms. The Board meets monthly during the school year; standing committees (which may also include non-board parents and community leaders) meet in frequent working sessions and additional monthly meetings. A full day Board Retreat occurs at the end of the school year and welcomes newly appointed board members. Our board adheres to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice which offer a clear and concise outline of the duties of the board. Saklan board members also serve as ambassadors for the school to the community at large.

 

The board is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the school; these are the responsibility of the Head of School. The Head of School, as educational leader, is responsible for implementing Board policy, hiring faculty and professional staff, and the daily operational management of the school.

 

Committees of the Board include:
Head Evaluation Committee
Finance Committee
Development Committee
Trustee Committee
Building and Grounds Committee
Board and Community Committee

 

The 2017-18 Board of Trustees:

 

Bryan Edwardson, Co-Chair
Board member since 2015, Parent

 

Toshie Baba, Co-Chair
Board member since 2016, Parent

 

Stuart Darby

Board member since 2011, Parent

Geri Buhl
Board member since 2015, Parent

 

Gina Baker
Board member since 2011, Parent

 

Bill Richardson
Board member since 2011, Community Member

 

Kirsten Upshaw
Board Member since 2012, Alumni Parent

 

Jeremy Coyne
Board member since 2014, Parent

 

 

Robert Miller, Secretary
Board member since 2015, Parent

 

Judith Hall
Board member since 2017, Parent

 

Jennifer Cogen, Parents Association Trustee

Board member since 2016, Parent

 

Hans Peter Metzger
Head of School