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:

  • Mike Androvett, President
  • Deidre Bacala
  • Darin Breedlove
  • Carissa Brown
  • Audra Chavis
  • Derek Claybrook, Parliamentarian
  • Mark Crotty, Ex-officio
  • John DeGroote
  • Arturo Del Castillo
  • Bobby DeVilbiss
  • Melissa Eakes
  • Jill Elliot
  • Tiffany Fleckenstein, Secretary
  • The Rev'd David Houk, Rector
  • Todd Howard
  • Mark Kraemer
  • William McDaniel, Treasurer
  • Amy Martin
  • Donivan McFaul
  • Scott Parks
  • Jennifer Sharpe, Vice President
  • Meagan Skarbek, Ex-officio
  • Wade Wiles

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.

Executive Committee

Works with the Head of School on his goals and evaluates the Head's performance.

Audit Committee

The Audit Subcommittee is formed annually by the Executive Committee and oversees the independent audit process as well as implementation of recommendations from the management letter.

Advancement Committee

Supports the advancement of the school's mission through a variety of programs; in particular, this committee coordinates all school-related fundraising activities.

Governance Committee

Develops and communicates candidate criteria for Board membership. Continually educates all Board and committee members.

Finance Committee

Prepares the school's budget, reviews monthly financial statements and considers other school-related financial matters.

Property & Insurance Subcommittee

Responsible for all insurance covering the school and oversees the maintenance, repair and improvements of the school's building and grounds.

Task Force Committees

Strategic Vision Task Force

This group of trustees is exploring and evaluating the potential components of a capital campaign based on rationale consistent with the school's mission and other salient factors.

Master Site Plan Task Force

The Master Site Plan Task Force is charged with the development of a strategy and the execution of pre-planning for the St. John's campus master site plan. Task Force members will consider the church and school's current and future needs by focusing on the best use of existing property and potential development opportunities.

Head of school search committee

The Search Committee comprises nine outstanding members of the St. John's community. The Committee will be nimble and efficient but will also allow for a diversity of opinions and approaches. Each member represents an important St. John's constituency and each brings a wealth of experience, expertise and resources to this important search. Each has demonstrated his or her passion for St. John's in numerous ways; some will be familiar to you, while others may represent new names, but all are unquestionably qualified to lead us on this most important journey. The group includes representatives from across our community: current parents, alumni parents, faculty and parishioners. Melissa Eakes, current parent and former Parents Association President, will chair the Committee.

Diversity task force

The Diversity Task Force was created in November 2016 by the Executive Committee to help define and articulate how St. John’s might manifest and grow a culture of diversity and inclusivity.