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.

Stephanie Buchanan, President
Psychotherapist

Scott Sylvester, Vice President
Executive, Sony Music Entertainment

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

Christina Mills, Secretary
Studio Manager, Tricia McCormack Photography

Jenifer Fox, 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, Second Vice President, Group Benefits Compliance, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Laura Kunreuther, Associate Professor, Bard College

Eliel Mamousette, Freelance Software Architect

Courtney McDonnell, Graphic Designer

Claire Naylor-Pollart, Realtor

David Newman, Environmental Lawyer

Paige Smith Orloff, Producer/Writer

Eleanore Velez, Admissions Counselor, Berkshire Community College

As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit independent school, Berkshire Country Day School is governed by a self-perpetuating board of Trustees whose job it is to oversee the strategic and legal operations of the school. BCD’s board functions according to the following Principles of Good Practice as outlined for governing boards by the National Association of Independent Schools:

  1. A trustee actively supports and promotes the school’s mission, vision, strategic goals, and policy positions.
  2. A trustee is knowledgeable about the school’s mission and goals, including its commitment to equity and justice, and represents them appropriately and accurately within the community.
  3. A trustee stays fully informed about current operations and issues by attending meetings regularly, coming to meetings well prepared, and participating fully in all matters.
  4. The board sets policy and focuses on long-range and strategic issues. An individual trustee does not become involved directly in specific management, personnel, or curricular issues.
  5. The trustee takes care to separate the interests of the school from the specific needs of a particular child or constituency.
  6. A trustee accepts and supports board decisions. Once a decision has been made, the board speaks as one voice.
  7. A trustee keeps all board deliberations confidential.
  8. A trustee guards against conflict of interest, whether personal or business related.
  9. A trustee has the responsibility to support the school and its head and to demonstrate that support within the community.
  10. Authority is vested in the board as a whole. A trustee who learns of an issue of importance to the school has the obligation to bring it to the head of school, or to the board chair, and must refrain from responding to the situation individually.
  11. A trustee contributes to the development program of the school, including strategic planning for development, financial support, and active involvement in annual and capital giving.
  12. Each trustee, not just the treasurer and finance committee, has fiduciary responsibility to the school for sound financial management.