Board of Trustees

Board Committees

If you are interested in learning more about a Board committee or participating in committee work, please contact Board Chair, Ellen Fey.

  • Executive
    The Executive Committee includes of the President of the Board, the officers, the chairs of standing committees, and the Head of School. The Committee helps prepare the agenda for Board meetings, reviews committee reports, recommends resolutions, oversees Board and committee goals, and monitors the implementation of the Strategic Plan. The committee meets about two weeks preceding each Board meeting.
  • Committee on Trustees
    Chair: Jeanie Chang
    The Committee on Trustees is chaired by the Vice President of the Board. The committee recruits potential trustees, orients new trustees, and attends to the ongoing training of all trustees. As part of the ongoing training, the committee organizes an annual Board Retreat and other special events to build understanding and camaraderie. The COT also nominates the Board officers. In February the committee expands with the addition of one non-board parent and one teacher to become the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee identifies and nominates candidates for openings on the Board.
  • Audit
    Chair: Lora Blum
    The Audit Committee is chaired by a Trustee and is charged with overseeing all aspects of the school’s annual financial auditing. This committee partners closely with the Business Office to ensure a timely and effective completion of the process.
  • Advancement 
    Chair: Steve Holman
    The Advancement Committee supports communications and development programs.
  • Diversity
    Chair: Fro Rosqueta
    The mission of the Diversity Committee is to increase and support the overall diversity of the staff and student community by proposing policies and structures that honor and embrace each child and family at the school; and by promoting parent education and community-building events that cultivate a rich multicultural and inclusive school environment.
  • Finance
    Chair: Anton Honikman
    The Finance Committee, chaired by the Treasurer, develops and monitors the operating budget, capital budgets, investments, salary and benefit policies, and financial aspects of the Strategic Plan. An Investment Subcommittee monitors school investments.
  • Investment
    Chair: Anton Honikman
    The Investment Committee is charged with oversight of the school’s investments, including endowment funds. This committee regularly presents information and options to the full Board of Trustees for discussion and action.
  • Public Purpose
    Chair: Cathy Manshel
    The Public Purpose Committee works to promote student, adult, and institutional action at the neighborhood, educational, civic, and global levels. The committee develops parent, staff, and institutional policies and programs that inspire San Francisco School adults to model humanitarian spirit; assures resources for school programs that empower students; and seeks avenues for The San Francisco School as an institution to be actively engaged in community partnerships that contribute to the public good.
  • Risk Management
    Chair: Lora Blum 
    The Risk Management Committee receives the annual school audit and is the Board’s liaison with the auditor. This committee also identifies and explores potential risk concerns on campus and develops strategies to minimize these issues.
  • Site
    Chair: Thor Denmark 
    The Site Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the physical structures of the school. The committee oversees maintenance plans, including workdays, for current buildings; works with architects to develop plans for facility expansion or upgrade; researches land acquisition and suitability; and acts as liaison with appropriate agencies.