K-8, Co-educational Independent School

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Governance

Like other independent schools, Alexandria Country Day School is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.  The Board is responsible for the School’s strategic oversight and direction, including the financial well-being of the School. The day-to-day managerial responsibility for the entire organization is delegated to the Head of School, who is hired by and reports to the Board.  The Board approves an annual budget and long-term financial plan for the School; ensures that the School’s reserve funds are invested safely and appropriately; and oversees the development of the School’s strategic plan.

The Board of Trustees’ By-Laws state that the Board is to be made up of a group of 16 – 22 members each of whom serves for no more than two 3-year terms.  The Head of School also serves as a non-voting member. Additionally, each Board Member plays an active role on at least one of the following committees throughout his/her tenure: Advancement, Facilities, Finance, Head Support & Evaluation, and Trustees.  The By-Laws allow for additional ad hoc committees to be created and dissolved as needed. Past ad hoc committees have included a Capital Campaign Committee, Construction Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

The Selection Process

The Board of Trustees’ By-Laws state that the Board is to be made up of a group of 16 – 22 members each of whom serves for no more than two 3-year terms.  The Head of School also serves as a non-voting member. Additionally, each Board Member plays an active role on at least one of the following committees throughout his/her tenure: Advancement, Facilities, Finance, Head Support & Evaluation, and Trustees.  The By-Laws allow for additional ad hoc committees to be created and dissolved as needed. Past ad hoc committees have included a Capital Campaign Committee, Construction Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

Areas of Expertise

Area of expertise the Board of Trustees is always on the lookout for include, but are not limited to: Financial Management/Banking, Marketing & Sales, Media & Public Relations, Facilities Management/Engineering, Project Management, Legal, Information Systems, Information Technology, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning/Management, Fundraising, Diversity & Inclusivity, Government Relations, Non-Profit Governance, Personnel Management, Human Resources, Community Engagement, and Education.

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

The year indicates the year a Trustee joined the Board.

Scott Baytosh, Head of School, ex officio
Stephen Bearce (2018)
Keith Burner, President (2012)
ACDS Board member Anita Donaldson headshot of brunette female smiling
Anita Sheth Donaldson, Trustees Committee Chair (2013)
Cara Duffield, Head Support & Evaluation Committee Chair (2013)
ACDS Board member Allison Erdle headshot of blonde female smiling
Allison Erdle, Advancement Committee Chair (2015)
Mo Fathelbab (2016)
Mimi Glaize (2018)
Susan Howells (2018)
Amanda Joyner (2017)
Andy Kean (2015)
Julie Kearney (2018)
Atilla Kocsis (2016)
Kevin Kuntz (2017)
Keith Larson, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair (2014)
Allen Lyubinsky (2010)
ACDS Board Member Edith Naegele
Edith Webster Naegele (2017)
ACDS Board Member Michael OLeary
Michael O‘Leary (2018)
Ryan Smethurst (2015)
Mark Vallaster, Facilities Committee Chair (2014)
Juan Zarate (2014)

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