Skip Navigation


NGFS Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees exists to create plans, set policies, and make decisions that will ensure the vitality of the institutional mission for our current and future generations of students. The Board comprises volunteers from both within the school and outside the school community.

Trustee responsibilities include:

  • Support of the school’s mission and philosophy
  • Fiduciary responsibility
  • Selecting, supporting, and evaluating the Head of School
  • Representing the school and networking for the school

Board members serve on the following committees: Finance, Advancement, Governance, and Quaker Life and Diversity.

The Board of Trustees acknowledges that its duties involve governance, not management. The Board entrusts all of the daily operations of the school to the Head of School, who supervises and evaluates all programs and personnel. The Head of School is the final arbiter of any disputes that may arise in the day-to-day operations of the school. The Board of Trustees does not sit in review of administrative decisions.

Look for board members at school events. You’ll recognize us wearing the same name tags as staff. We’re proud to represent NGFS!


2020-21 Board of Trustees

Cary Bassett
Neil Belenky
John Chapman
Andy Haile
Linda Isley
Chelle Jeffery
Paula Katz
Michelle Kennedy
James Martin
Morty Morgenstern
Jim Newlin-Emeritus
Judy Pellarin
Nick Purrington- Clerk 
Kate Sprinkle
Bruce Stewart- Emeritus
Gertrude Upperman
Celeste Williams
Susan Wooster