Alexander Dawson School Board of Trustees

Alexander Dawson School is governed by an 11-member board of trustees and an internal administrative team. Trustees are a combination of executives of the Alexander Dawson Foundation and local (Boulder, Colorado-area) Dawson School parent trustees. 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.


Oz Gutsche, Chair (F)
Kimberley Johnston, Secretary (F)
Winston Berry (P)
Susan Borst (F)
W. Hunter Campbell (F)
Marianne Castano (P)
Lisa Eyler (F)
Pearl Gallagher (F)
Carlos Sala (P)
Dana Thompson (P)
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of School
Lisa Albright, DPA President

Alexander Dawson Foundation Trustee (F)
Dawson School Parent Trustee (P)

Leadership Team

Mr. George P. Moore
Head of School

Ms. Sarah Amirani
Director of Marketing and Communications

Ms. Ann Carson
Director of Upper School

Ms. Christine Lipson
Director of Human Resources and Operations
Ms. Susan Miller
Director of Development
Ms. Heather Mock
Associate Head of School/Director of K-8
Mr. Mark Saunders
Director of Admissions & Tuition Assistance

Ms. Michelle Wolf
CFO/Business Manager

Board Level Committees

Finance and Budget
Carlos Sala, Chair
Michelle Johnson
Andrew Morley
Robin Opie
Krupal Patel
Aza Squarer
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of School
Michelle Wolf, CFO/Business Manager

Andrew Morley, Chair
Susan Borst
Michelle Johnson
Kimberley Johnston
Carlyn Taylor
Ex Officio
Carlos Sala, Finance Chair
Michelle Wolf, CFO/Business Manager

Oz Gutsche, Chair
Tim Borst
David Brown
Alex Gury ('97)
Michael Huwaldt
Dan Sullivan
Steve Walden
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of School
Christine Lipson, Operations Manager
Michelle Wolf, CFO/Business Manager

Committee on Trustees
Marianne Castano, Chair
Dana Thompson
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of School

Board Level Committees

Susan Borst, Chair
Doug Brown
Marianne Castano
Adam Edelman
Phil Geraghty
Julie Gionet
Alex Gury ('97)
Becky Morley
Ed Sanden
Susy Shams
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of School
Susan Miller, Development Director

Strategic Planning Committee
Winston Berry, Chair
Lisa Albright
Marianne Castano
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of School
Ann Carson, Upper School Director
Christine Lipson, Director of Operations
Heather Mock, Associate Head of School/K-8 Director
Mark Saunders, Director of Admissions
Michelle Wolf, CFO/Business Manager

Pawan Vora, Chair
Jeff Ellenbogen, Director of Technology
Erik Nickerson, Director of Learning Innovation
Michelle Wolf, CFO/Business Manager
Ex Officio
George Moore, Head of 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, 2014-2015
Ms. Winston Berry, Ms. Marianne Castano, Mr. Carlos Sala, Ms. Dana Thompson, 2015-

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
Ms. Lisa Albright 2015-17