The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall stewardship of Hudson Montessori School, including establishing the strategic direction, policies and plans to ensure the school's future well being.
HMS Board of Trustees & Head of School -
Their Roles and Responsibilities
Strategic Decision - Board Decision with Advice of Head
This includes: school mission, financial security/integrity, strategic planning
Shared Decision - Led by Head with Board involvement
This includes: budget, enrollment projections, facilities' planning, financial policies, development
Head's Decision (Operations) - Head's realm/Board informed
This includes: admissions, curriculum, program, staffing, systems
The Board currently consists of individuals selected to provide a wide range of talents in various disciplines: financial, legal, human resources, business management, maintenance & construction, marketing, education and public relations. All potential Board members are required to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the school prior to being invited to serve on the Board. Board members serve a two year term, with a maximum total tenure of six years.
The Board maintains several standing committees and membership on these committees includes representation from the Hudson Montessori School community and beyond.
In 2008, the Board created a seven year Strategic Plan. Each year prior to the start of school, the Board and Head hold a retreat to review the Strategic Plan, modify the plan as necessary, and create a one year Operating Plan for both the Board and the Head.
While the focus is long term, the Hudson Montessori Board meets monthly (except in July) to hold the members and the Head accountable for those items that must be completed pursuant to their yearly Operating Plans.
2013-2014 Board of Trustees:
Brian Friedmann, President
David Sharp, Vice-President
Jeff King, Secretary
Steve Callitsis, Treasurer
Priti Jain, Trustee
Raji Sanghavi, Trustee
Steve Brown, Trustee
Dan Egleston, Trustee
Janet Rhodes, Trustee
Harold Musci, Trustee
Josh Nolan, Trustee
Mary Lohman, Ex Officio