Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees at St. John’s Episcopal School is a dedicated team of current and past parents, parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and community members. We are grateful for their time and expertise in advancing St. John’s Episcopal School. They form a vision, develop strategies and determine tactics in order to fulfill the mission of the school both short- and long-term. They are also responsible for employing the head of school, securing the school’s resources, and setting policy. Guided by strong by-laws and best practices in independent school governance, the board functions primarily through standing committees and task forces.

Our trustees are:

  • Deidre Bacala, Vice President
  • Carissa Brown
  • Audra Chavis, Parliamentarian
  • Amanda Doran
  • Arturo Del Castillo
  • Bobby DeVilbiss
  • Karen Drawz
  • Melissa Eakes, President
  • Jill Elliott, Secretary
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Brook Henry, Ex-Officio
  • The Rev'd David Houk, Rector
  • Todd Howard
  • William McDaniel, Treasurer
  • Meshea Matthews, Ex-Officio
  • Everett New
  • Scott Parks
  • Dutch Vanderveldt

Standing Committees

Much of the Board of Trustees' work is completed in committees and task forces. Standing committees focus on key, ongoing or administrative matters and allow the Board to fulfill its oversight role. A task force is designed to focus on a particular issue or initiative and typically disbands once its task is complete. Members for both include trustees, parents and community members. Please contact the Board president if you are interested in participating on a Board committee or task force.

Task Force Committees