The Museum School Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the academic program of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is successful, that the school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of its charter, and that the school is a viable organization. The Board of Directors generally meets on a monthly basis, as does each of the seven Board-level committees, described below. Board-level committees include both Board and non-Board members. Meetings are open to the public, and new committee members are always welcome. Please contact the respective committee chair to participate.
Upcoming Board meetings
Academic Excellence – Chair, Mark Joyner
Works with the school's principal to define academic excellence, ensure that all Board members understand the charter promises made to the community and the authorizer, and devise clear and consistent measures to monitor these goals.
Communication – Chair, Patti Ghezzi
Responsible for communicating news from The Museum School to relevant audiences.
Development – Chair, Matt Knoop
Raises funds to meet the budgetary needs of The Museum School
Facility – Chair, Josh Andrews
Oversees implementation of Phase 2 of the temporary facility plan, and selects, acquires, and/or renovates a permanent facility for The Museum School.
Finance – Chair, Veny Aleksandrov
Works with the school's principal and business manager to create the annual budget, monitors implementation of approved budget on a regular basis and recommends proposed budget revisions. This committee also recommends policies for the management of The Museum School’s assets.
Governance – Chair, Andy Huff
Responsible for matters pertaining to board recruitment, nomination, orientation, training, and evaluation of Board members in accordance with the bylaws and policies and practices approved by the Board.
Personnel – Chair, Mark Joyner
Advises the Board on matters pertaining to personnel administration and staffing. This committee also hires and evaluates the principal.
board of directors
Advisory Board Members
Mary Lamb, Adela Yelton, Tish Craig, Jenifer Cooper-Melia, Amy Crownover, Sasha Webb, Tamara Shipley, Brian Deutsch