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 2021-2022
Tamara Gatchell, President
Principal, Cadence Creative
Julie Massry Knox, Vice-President
Sales and Marketing Manager, Tri City Rentals
Michael Logan, Esq., Secretary
Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ, LLP
Erika Solomon, Treasurer
Business Advisor, Cognitive Process Services, IBM
Director, Allen Power
Shayla Sawyer Armand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Carlos Elguero, M.D.
Physician, Albany Family Medicine
Vice-President for Business and Finance, SUNY Cobleskill
Andrew McClain, Teacher-Trustee
Alex Pieterse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Doctoral Training Director, Counseling Psychology at The University at Albany
Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Vice President, Healthcare Economics and Analytics Operations, CDPHP
Neural Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado