The Board of Trustees consists of qualified volunteers from the local community and are responsible for the long-term strategy, vision and policies of the school and provide oversight to the Executive Directress. The Executive Directress is responsible for the implementation of those policies as well as the overall daily operation of the school, including the budget and staff oversight. As a non-voting member of the Board, the Executive Directress works closely with the Board to develop policies and best practices consistent with Montessori principles and aligned with the best interests of the children, families, and our staff. Additionally, the Board provides the support and resources necessary for the Executive Directress and staff to accurately and consistently attain the goals of the school’s mission.
Why We Volunteer as Trustees:
As a nonprofit organization, Bryant Woods mission is to improve the quality of the community through the application of the Montessori Educational Method. As unpaid volunteers, we feel that our efforts will have a profound and lasting impact upon future generations and ultimately our community as a whole. It is our sincerest belief that, through our work with the school, we are helping young children develop a love of learning that will continue for the rest of their lives. We believe by helping children establish a firm foundation in areas like academics, initiative, grace, courtesy and respect, will lead them towards becoming happy, successful adults who will make our world a better place for everyone.
Composition of the Board:
Regular board members with full voting privileges must attend all scheduled meetings. Ideally, we would like to have seven regular members. In addition to regular members, we also welcome special Advisory members and Members at Large. Members at Large are typically invited to join the Board for a short period of time for a specific purpose. Advisory Members are those with specific required skills who cannot otherwise meet the time requirements for the other types of membership. In addition, the Board has four officer positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.