Governance

ALEXANDER DAWSON SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2014-15 Board of Trustees. Standing left to right: Mr. Carlos Sala, Ms. Dana Thompson, Mr. John O’Brien, Mr. Oswald Gutsche. Seated, left to right: Ms. Susan Borst, Mr. Farrow Smith, Ms. Kimberley Johnston. Not Pictured: Ex Officio members George P. Moore, Head of School, and Parent Association President, Winston Berry.

Alexander Dawson School is governed by a seven-member board of trustees and internal administrative team. The trustees are ultimately responsible for the school and set all policies, although they delegate day-to-day operations to the head of school. The head of school is responsible for appointing and evaluating teachers and administrators who assist him in the operation of the school. 

Former Foundation Trustees

Mr. G.B. Henderson
Mr. Richard Barnett
Mr. Howard Bruggeman
Mr. William Coulthard
Mr. Steve Courso
Mr. W.D. Falconer
Mr. Roy Hollingsworth
Mr. Jack Lawrence
Mr. Larry Moran
Mr. C. Donald Brown
Mr. Thomas J. Collins
Mr. Harley E. Harmon
Mr. John Hartley
Mr. Walter J. Sarad
Mr. Frank H. Ricketson, Jr.
Dr. Mario P. Borini
Mr. Joseph C. Borini

Parent Trustees

Ms. Karen Joiner and Mr. John Cohagen, 2000-01
Mr. Larry Becker and Ms. Maria Aweida, 2001-02
Mr. Steve Hughes and Ms. Susan Borst, 2004-05
Mr. Steve Hughes, Ms. Susan Borst, Ms. Christina Hinton, 2007-08
Ms. Susan Borst, Mr. Dan Sullivan, Ms. Dana Thompson, 2009-14
Ms. Susan Borst, Mr. Carlos Sala, Ms. Dana Thompson, 2014-present 

Heads of School

Mr. John Harmon 1970-79
Mr. Barry Grove 1979-82
Ms. Orpha Delaney, Mr. Jack Turner, and Mr. Kurt Grinnel 1982 Interim Team
Dr. Robert D. McKay 1982-84
Mr. Tom Grayson 1984-87
Mr. Harold Whitman 1987-88 Interim
Mr. Chris Taylor 1988-99
Mr. Andy Bryant 1999-00 Interim
Mr. Greg Foster 2000-05
Dr. Anthony Kandel 2005-06 Interim
Mr. Brian E. M. Johnson 2006-12
Mr. George P. Moore, 2012-Present

Parent Association Presidents
(Board of Trustees Ex-Officio Members)

Ms. Sandy Wachtel 1989-90
Ms. Paula Fitzgerald 1990-91
Ms. Susan Fey 1991-92
Ms. Lynn Wing 1992-93
Ms. Mari Fink and
Ms. Mary Jo Reitsema 1993-94
Mr. Joe Gury 1994-95
Ms. Jan Domlesky 1995-96
Ms. Kerry Chubb 1996-97
Ms. Phyllis Wibby 1998-99
Ms. Uriah Bueller 1999-00
Ms. Cheryl Orr 2000-01
Ms. Terri Hecht 2001-02
Ms. Susan Borst 2002-04
Ms. Christina Hinton 2004-06
Ms. Kristy Anderson 2005-07
Ms. Marie Stears 2008-10
Ms. Sally Dulin 2010-11
Ms. Lori Winsor 2011-12
Ms. Sarah Amirani 2012-13
Ms. Tala Bynum 2013-14
Ms. Winston Berry 2014-15