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Board of Trustees

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.

  • 1. Mission

    The Board is responsible for guarding and perpetuating the mission of the school for future generations.
  • 2. Finances

    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.
  • 4. Policy

    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.
    • Board of Trustees Photo

      22-23 Board of Trustess

Board Committees

The Board delegates much of its business to standing committees that meet regularly and make recommendations for ratification by the Board. The Board has the authority to create additional committees as needed. The committees for this school year are:
  • Executive Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Building and Grounds Committee
  • Committee on Trustees
  • Compensation and Faculty Support Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Endowment Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Financial Aid Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
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 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

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Karla Kraft, President
Evan Slavik, Vice President
Kerri Sonenshine, Secretary
Santino Blumetti, Treasurer
Liz Williams, Member at Large
Laura Vanderhook, Member at Large


Paul Casey
Kristi Fraley
Brian Gooding
Jenny Gross
Linda Lai
Chris Lal
Eric Olsen‘90
Chris Shepherdson'96
Richard Taketa‘86
Laurel Tippett
Scott Watson
Brendan Welch
Travis Whitten
Eugene Yim

Harbor Day School

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Harbor Day School is a co-educational private independent K-8 school established in 1952.
Harbor Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs administered by the School.