Harbor Day School is a tax-exempt, non-profit educational institution that is governed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees are nominated by the Committee on Trustees and elected by the full Board to serve two three-year staggered terms. The Committee on Trustees aims to nominate prospective Trustees with diverse professional and personal backgrounds and skills. Trustees are drawn from a variety of constituencies, including alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, and other friends of the school. Trustees voluntarily contribute their time and talent for the good of the school and bear ultimate responsibility for perpetuating the mission and well-being of the school.
The Board of Trustees has four principal areas of responsibility:
List of 4 items.
The Board is responsible for guarding and perpetuating the mission of the school for future generations.
The Board seeks to ensure the financial integrity and long-term financial health of the school by setting budgets and managing the endowment.
3. Head of School
The Board hires and cultivates the Head of School. The Board does not exercise authority over the selection, evaluation, or dismissal of faculty, staff, or students.
The Board formulates major policies concerning the future direction of the school. The Board’s focus is on the long-term health and stewardship of the school while the Head of School is charged with the day-to-day administration of the school.
Harbor Day School is governed by a Board of Trustees which manages the school’s finances and facilities, oversees policies, upholds the school’s mission and hires and cultivates the Head of School.
The Board delegates much of its business to standing committees which meet regularly and which make recommendations for ratification by the Board. The Board has the authority to create additional committees as needed. The committees for the 2018-2019 school year are:
Building and Grounds Committee
Committee on Trustees
Compensation and Faculty Support Committee
Financial Aid Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
The full Board of Trustees has ten regularly scheduled meetings per year and may meet more often at the discretion of the Executive Committee. In addition, committees of the Board of Trustees meet regularly to fulfill their responsibilities.
Angi Evans ’75
Head of School
2021-2022 Board of Trustees
Chris Shepherdson ‘96, President Paul Casey, Vice President Karla Kraft, Secretary Ben Francois, Treasurer Jenny Gross, Member at Large Laura Vanderhook, Member at Large Gary McKitterick, Trustee Emeritus
Anne-Marie Angeloff Santino Blumetti Michael Cudzil Ryan Decker Kristi Fraley Nithin Jilla John Kirkowski Brian Niccol Eric Olsen ‘90 Evan Slavik Kerri Sonenshine Sheila Swaroop Richard Taketa ‘86 Tina Wainwright Liz Williams Eugene Yim
Harbor Day School
Harbor Day School is a co-educational private independent K-8 school established in 1952.