- What is the role of an independent school Board of Trustees?
- How is the Board structured?
- What decisions do they make?
- How does someone become a member of the Board or join a Board committee?
The responsibilities of Canterbury’s Board, as with all independent schools, includes supporting the school financially, raising funds for the school, being accountable for the school’s financial stability, being the guardian of the school’s mission and a steward of the school’s resources, establishing and maintaining by-laws that conform to applicable laws, and fulfilling the fiduciary duties imposed on boards and individual trustees. Another primary responsibility of the Board is to select, hire, and evaluate the Head of School.
- Advancement Committee
- Committee on Trustees
- Executive Committee
- Finance Committee
- Head Support & Evaluation Committee
While the Board of Trustees must work in tandem with the Head of School and other school employees, trustees are always careful to focus their work on long-term planning and strategic issues, not the daily operations of the school as that is the responsibility of the Head, staff, and faculty. Board members focus on the strategic planning that forecasts the needs of the school five to ten years out.
Marion Hale | Secretary
Aaron Dobiesz '01
Marc Sawyer '03
Jenna Worden-Brooks | PA President
Mac Hall | Ex Officio
DID YOU KNOW?
- 15 individuals sit on Canterbury's Board of Trustees
- Those Trustees include current parents from all three divisions, alumni parents, and two alumni
- 100% of Board members donate to Canterbury's Annual Fund
- 3 years is considered a term for Board members