The School is governed by the Board of Trustees who is charged by the Vestry, the governing body of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, to hold in trust the integrity of the school and to uphold its mission, goals, and objectives. The Board is also charged to employ the Head of School who has the authority for the day-to-day operation of the school.

The Board of Trustees is composed of up to 22 elected voting members. Members are elected by the Trustees for three-year terms. The Rector is a non-elected voting member, and an additional voting member is appointed by the Vestry of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for a one-year term. A Trustee may be re-elected to a consecutive three-year term, but may not serve more than six consecutive years.

All meetings of the Board are closed and attendance is limited to elected Board members, ex-officio members, and appointed and invited administrative support staff. Meetings are held approximately every other month beginning in September and are normally held on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Strategic in its scope, The Board of Trustees upholds and promotes the mission of Good Shepherd Episcopal School, holding fiduciary responsibility for GSES long term. Key areas of Board activity include:

  • Leadership – Develop and monitor Good Shepherd Episcopal School’s strategic initiatives
  • Fiduciary Responsibility – Authorize an annual budget, oversee the School’s financial health including the annual external financial audit, ensure appropriate physical plant repair and maintenance, and foster excellence in Episcopal education and student development including support of the School’s accreditation processes   
  • Policy – Formulate and review policies affecting school life
  • Advancement and Development – Approve and monitor a comprehensive development plan including capital campaigns, marketing, and public relations

Board members represent current and future generations, not specific constituencies. The Board is comprised of parishioners, non-parishioners, current parents, past parents, and members from outside the Good Shepherd community. 

Application to serve as a Board Trustee or a Board Committee member is made via self-nomination process which occurs in January for the upcoming academic year. Specific dates for the self-nomination period are announced to the Good Shepherd Community as part of routine School communications. To be considered for a position on the Board of Trustees or one of its Committees, interested individuals should complete this form during the self-nomination period.

Board of Trustees 2023-2024

Elizabeth Todd, Ph.D., President
Paula Hart, Vice President
Rebekah Gardner,  Secretary
Sam Hardy, Vestry Representative
The Rev. Michael Mills, Rector
Catherine Bowe
Erik Bruno
Shilpa Cagle
Kimberly Cocotos
Tara Flume
Julie Harvey
Becky Hopkins
Libby Jackson
Santiago Jorba
Justin Kimble
John Kukla
Matthew McCabe
Ben Mimmack
Andrea Shurley
Wyn Smith
Jason Winford

Ex-Officio Member:
Dr. Julie McLeod, Head of School