Operating within the framework of the Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s School is a ministry of the Parish of St. Michael and All Angels. The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of the church have delegated the management of the affairs and policies of the school, in turn, to the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees includes the Rector, Vestry members, parishioners, the Head of St. Michael’s School, parents, and other members of the community. The Rector, Head of School, and Business Manager, are non-voting members. At all times, at least 51% of the voting membership of the Board must consist of members in good standing of the Church of St. Michael and All Angels. New members are nominated by a Committee of Trustees and then approved by the Vestry.
The Board of Trustees does not intervene in the school’s daily affairs, such as curriculum development and hiring, evaluating faculty, or on issues related to daily routines. Instead, the primary responsibilities of the Board, which meets on a monthly basis during the school year, include three functions critical to the success of the school: it selects, evaluates, and supports the Head of School, to whom it delegates authority to manage the school; it develops broad institutional policies that guide the Head in running the school; and it is accountable for the financial sustainability and strategic goals of the school.
2019-2020 Board of Trustees
Chair: Peter Schmidt
Vice Chair: Randy Downer
Treasurer: Rick Belding
Brendan Sullivan, Head of School
The Rev. David Hedges, Rector
Charmaine Lang, Director of Finance/Operations