The Board of Trustees at Explorer West Middle School is always actively recruiting for qualified candidates to consider service on the Board and support the mission of the school. We seek to sustain and grow a strategic, diverse and passionate Board of Trustees.
Role of the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is charged with the legal and fiduciary duty of ensuring that the School operates in a manner consistent with its mission, vision and values, and is subject to governance by the School’s By-Laws, a Trustee Covenant and the Strategic Plan. The Board is a governing body and does not engage in the direct operations and management of the School. The Board is guided by the National Association of Independent School’s (NAIS) Principles of Good Practice, which can be found at www.nais.org.
The Explorer West Board is comprised of a maximum of 15 elected Trustees along with the Head of School and the Financial Director. Each year the Board oversees several important tasks, including approval of the annual operating budget, determination of the School’s tuition, strategic planning, oversight of facilities, stewardship of fund development, the approval of the Head of School (HOS) goals and the evaluation of the HOS. The time commitment generally runs between 3- 6 hours per month.
Strategic Skill Sets – Currently Recruiting
The strategic skill sets and board perspectives we are prioritizing in our current recruitment efforts include:
- Financial and accounting
- Multicultural experience
For more information about Board recruitment or to get started in the process, please review:
If you have questions about the process or Board service, please contact Karen Kalzer () or Doug Pedegana ()