Board of Trustees

Berkshire Country Day School’s Board of Trustees is composed of current and past parents, alumni, and faculty. The Trustees serve as the guardians of the School’s mission, are responsible for ensuring that the mission is relevant and vital to the community that BCD serves, and monitor the success of fulfilling the mission. To this aim, the Board takes the lead in strategic planning efforts and stewarding the School’s resources – financial and otherwise.

August, 2018

Dear Berkshire Country Day School friends and family,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome to Berkshire Country Day School! Our school offers families who have chosen to live in and around the Berkshires an incredible education that’s quintessentially “The Berkshires”—intentionally balancing a comprehensive, challenging curriculum with the culture and spirit of the region we all call home.

As a trustee and former BCD parent, I have enjoyed a front row seat to the BCD experience. I am fortunate to be able to continue working with a close-knit community of families, faculty, staff, and fellow board members, all deeply committed to our shared values of Originality, Quality, Respect, Sustainability, Community, Wellness, and Citizenship.

This past July, Interim Head of School Mark Segar joined our community. With his deep passion for independent education and great enthusiasm, having him in place for the 2018 2019 school year will provide a great opportunity. Head-of-School Elect Jenifer Fox will join BCD in July, 2019. Her national reputation as an educational leader will be a perfect fit for our school. Mark and Jenifer will begin working together throughout this school year to ensure the smoothest possible transition.

If you are a current parent, thank you for believing in our mission and entrusting our school with your child. If you are a current teacher or staff member, thank you for all you do for this incredible community. And, if you are family interested in BCD, or a member of the Berkshires community, I strongly urge you to come for a visit. I promise that you will be inspired by what you find here!

All the best,

Cara Vermeulen
President, Board of Trustees

Cara Vermeulen, President
Co-Founder/Associate Publisher, Berkshire Magazine

Stephanie Buchanan, Vice President

John Kittredge ’73, Treasurer
Manager, IP & Legal, Crane Currency

Paige Smith Orloff, Secretary

Mark Segar, Head of School, Ex-Officio

B. Stephen Boyd, President and CEO, Boyd Technologies

John Dolan, Owner, John Dolan Photography

Ken Geremia, Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Planning, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Theodore Glockner ’82, Vice President
AVP & Senior Counsel, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Laura Kunreuther, Associate Professor, Bard College

Christina Mills, Studio Manager, Tricia McCormack Photography

Alli Sheehan, Sheehan Health Group

Mark Smith, Owner, Mark Smith Design

Scott Sylvester, Executive, Sony Music Entertainment

Eric Wilska, Bookseller