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Board of Trustees

The primary role of the MMS Board of Trustees is to promote the mission, best interests and long-term goals of the school. The Board establishes the school’s strategic vision and hires the Head of School. The Head of School is responsible for the operation of the school and for implementing the strategic vision. The Board is predominantly comprised of parents of current MMS students. The Board also considers alumni parents for membership as well as individuals outside the immediate school community who have specific expertise relevant to the board’s goals.

Our school’s governance plan is dictated by its bylaws, which follow models of best practice established by the National Association of Independent Schools. These mandate that the Board consist of between 10 and 25 trustees. The trustees volunteer their time, usually serving up to three two-year terms. The Board typically meets eight times a year.

Current trustees are:

Jim Maffezzoli, Chair
Claudia Hamilton, Co-Vice Chair
Zoe Vlachos, Co-Vice Chair
Phil LaMariana, Treasurer
Ivy Lapides, Secretary
Alvin Crawford
Sarah Farivar-Hayes
Robert Horler
Monique Neal
Pim Kraaijeveld
Gerardo Rodriguez
Sharon Schuur
Thomas Vitiello
Fred Wang
Anne Williams-Isom
Shirley Tilghman
Peter Vlachos, Trustee Emeritus

By Invitation
Racheal Adriko, Head of School
Alex Asnes, Director of Finance

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