Leadership

Administration

Mitch Bostian


What Matters in Education is:

helping all students feel simultaneously seen and supported in every way: academically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Kathy Duhl

What Matters in Education is:
taking the time to understand how students learn. It’s important to create an environment and systems within it that support each child, which in turn creates a cohesive group.

Bliss Tobin

What Matters in Education is:
capturing the imagination. Lifelong learning is about wonder, and the rewards of persistence.

MaryBeth Ventura

What Matters in Education is:
fostering a growth mindset. The most important things we can do as educators is provide students experiences that help them see that nothing is fixed and everything can change and grow.

Catherine De Vuono

What Matters in Education is:
curiosity. To teach is to create a nurturing environment where students feel free to ask questions and explore.

Paula D. Farmer

What Matters in Education is:
community. TBS is a supportive learning community for children and adults alike.

Chris DeAngelo

What Matters in Education is:
making education matter to students.

Carmen Scott

What Matters in Education is:
access to education. Universal access to a rich and dynamic education is the most important thing we can provide.

Araxi Gundelfinger

What Matters in Education is:
TENACITY; simultaneously holding kids and learning at the apex of families, teachers and our school.

Maple Molina

What Matters in Education is:
that every student feels empowered to reach their full potential.

Kate Klaire

What Matters in Education is:
the courage of teachers and students to be dedicated members of a thriving world community.

Sima Misra

What Matters in Education is:
supporting learners with mutually respectful community and thoughtful, meaningful assessment and planning by collaborative teachers.

Amy Coty

What Matters in Education is:
that it be constant.
“You’re never finished.” -my 3rd grade teacher, c.1974

Randy Yee

What Matters in Education is:
connecting with the present.

Tim Thomas

What Matters in Education is:
an environment that not only allows, but encourages, free thinking, and personal development.

Yu Ren Lin

What Matters in Education is:
furthering the next generation.

Jose Arellano

What Matters in Education is:
support. When you feel supported, you approach new ideas with an open mind.

Board of Trustees

Samuel Beltran
  • Samuel Beltran
  • Community Member
  • Chair, Diversity & Inclusion


What Matters in Education is:
…the student. Seeing and supporting them to become the best that they can be.

Educator

Taryn Grogan
  • Taryn Grogan
  • Community Member
  • Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:

creating a safe and brave space for student learning (success/failure), voice, empowerment, and leadership.

Director of Admissions, Nueva School

Sarah King
  • Sarah King
  • Current Parent
  • Trustees Committee

What Matters in Education is:

helping our children be curious, creative, adaptable and engaged in the changing world around them

Senior Manager, AutoDesk

Samantha Good
  • Samantha Good
  • Current Parent
  • Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
to inspire great passion in our universe. Education is a tool for finding joy.

Corporate Finance Lawyer

Katie Dain Lederer
  • Katie Dain Lederer
  • Current Parent
  • Advancement Committee

What Matters in Education is:
enthusiasm for learning. It is important to create an environment that supports a student’s enthusiasm for learning.

Real Estate Investor

Nate Lundy
  • Nate Lundy
  • Alumni Parent
  • Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
that all young people and their families have equal access to a quality education and unlimited opportunity.

Educator

Stuart Strickland
  • Stuart Strickland
  • Current Parent
  • Advancement Committee

What Matters in Education is:

curiosity about the world, faith in learning, confidence derived from experience, and the tools to become the master one’s own fate.

Technology Strategist

Stephanie Mechura
  • Stephanie Mechura
  • Current Parent
  • Chair, Advancement Committee

What Matters in Education is:
igniting both a thirst for knowledge and a belief in oneself. Nurturing students, so that they have the courage it takes to strive to answer even the toughest questions.

Documentary Film Editor

Nolan Highbaugh
  • Nolan Highbaugh
  • Current Parent
  • Head Support & Evaluation Committee

What Matters in Education is:

Grit. Learning is about doing your best, sometimes failing, and getting back into the fight.

Lawyer

Dean Shin
  • Dean Shin
  • Current Parent
  • Finance Committee

What Matters in Education is:
empowerment and accountability. Kids need to feel empowered to act and be responsible for their actions.

Controller

Richard Lynch
  • Richard Lynch
  • Current Parent
  • Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:

learning to think critically, and communicate effectively,

Attorney

Lauren Webster
  • Lauren Webster
  • Current Parent
  • Chair, Finance Committee


What Matters in Education is:
reaching each student, engaging and developing their unique gifts, and helping them work on their challenges and understand themselves as learners.

Non-profit Financial Management

The Berkeley School is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and the bylaws of the corporation are available upon request. The TBS Board of Trustees is responsible for the long-term growth and prosperity of the school. Its primary role is to set the strategic direction for the school, ensuring its economic stability and financial future. Trustees represent current families, current faculty, alumni families, as well as the broader community. Board members are elected through a formally defined, multi-step process that begins with the Committee on Trustees.