Board of Trustees

Da Vinci Academy is an independent school and a non-profit 501c(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.  Decision-making at the highest level resides with the Board.  The Board focuses particularly on long-term planning, managing the school's financial health, and evaluating the Head of School.

The Da Vinci Academy Board of Trustees meet monthly during the school year and periodically over the summer.  Board committees, whose membership includes non-trustees, meet on a regular basis.  Board membership is balanced between current and alumni parents, and external community members.  New trustees are usually researched, nominated, and voted upon for membership based on the Board's need for particular expertise such as education, law, finance, marketing, technology, and development.

2014-15 Board of Trustees

  • Jeff Martin, President
  • Robert Heise, Vice President
  • Cheryl Terdina, Secretary
  • Deb Butcher, Founding Past President 
  • Ashwani Garg
  • Dan Marshall
  • Matt Sidman
  • Bill Tohtz
  • Arlene Westbrook

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has a guide to Board operations, principles and responsibilities.  Please click here to view this information and learn more about the Board's role in an independent school.