The Board of Trustees is charged with the ultimate responsibility for financial, legal and strategic planning and policy issues. The WHMS Board sets policy to be implemented by the administration and staff. Furthermore, the Board ensures the integrity of Montessori philosophy within the school.
The WHMS Board consists of seven WHMS members (parents with children in the school), the immediate past president, one teacher trustee selected by the faculty, and six additional persons appointed by the elected trustees. At least three of the appointed trustees shall be chosen from the community at large (not parent members).
WHMS Board of Trustees 2020-2021
Tamara Gatchell, President
Principal, Cadence Creative
Julie Massry Knox, Vice-President
Sales and Marketing Manager, Tri City Rentals
Christopher Russell, Treasurer
Manager of Customer Settlements, New York Independent Systems Operator (NYISO)
Frederick Galt, Esq., Secretary
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel – CDPHP
Director, Allen Power
Shayla Sawyer Armand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Michael Logan, Esq.
Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ, LLP
Andrew McClain, Teacher-Trustee
Founder and CEO, 1st Playable Productions
Business Advisor, Cognitive Process Services, IBM
Vice President, Healthcare Economics and Analytics Operations, CDPHP