Standing Committees

Much of the behind-the-scenes work at FSMN is done by standing committees of the School Committee and Ad Hoc Committees. Membership on these committees includes School Committee members, parents, staff, other Quakers and other interested individuals.

Please check with the school office for meeting times and questions about being a guest at a meeting. If you are interested in learning more about FSMN’s standing committees or know someone who might be interested in serving on a governance committee, contact parent Shalini Gupta ([email protected]) who is a member of the COT.

Committee on Trustees

Committee on Trustees recruits new members for School Committee and all standing committees. Committee on Trustees also provides support to the School Committee and standing committees, ensuring that FSMN’s governance structure is functioning well.

Committee on Trustees 2021-2022:

  • Shalini Gupta
  • Eric Salverda
  • Kate Ellis
  • Kristin Small
  • Mary Lilly
  • Evelyn Ronning

Buildings and Grounds Committee

The purpose of the Building and Grounds Committee is to further the school’s stated mission to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity through oversight of maintenance and improvement projects to the building and grounds at FSMN. It is the intent of the Building and Grounds Committee that all projects that are determined to have a lasting impact on the building and grounds of the school be subject to an appropriate review to ensure that the school’s values and goals are addressed and met.

Building and Grounds Committee 2021-2022:

  • Steve Moe, Clerk
  • Garth Morrissette
  • Kathy Wallace
  • Aaron Bergad
  • Eryn Trimmer
  • Graham Ojala-Barbour

Development Committee

The Development Committee is the primary fundraising arm of the school. The Development Committee establishes and operates programs that nurture the FSMN community, providing substantial financial and non-financial support to FSMN’s operations, capital improvements and maintenance and FSMN’s endowment. 

Development Committee 2021-22:

  • Elizabeth Lukanen, Co-Clerk
  • Khamara Pettus, Co-Clerk (also serves on School Committee & Executive Committee)
  • Morgan Hopp (also serves on Plant Sale Committee)
  • Dawn Einwalter, Development Director
  • Joe Mueller, Interim Head of School (Ex-officio)
  • Kerri Rivers
  • Kim Zack

Equity and Justice Committee

The Equity and Justice Committee works with staff, SC and parents to ensure FSMN is welcoming to all members of the school community. E&J also acts as a resource to students and teachers on equity and justice issues, organizes events for the school community that focus attention on equity and justice issues, and develops and recommends policy on equity and justice aspects of school governance, admissions, and personnel.

Equity and Justice Committee 2021-2022:

  • Sheila Williams Ridge 
  • Todd Bratulich 
  • Shane Zack 
  • Andrea Hasan 
  • Clerk, Gita Ghei 
  • Sherine Onukwuwe 
  • Andrea Cyr (co-clerk) 
  • Cari Gillen-O’Neal 
  • Kate Vickery
  • Evelyn C Ronning
  • Joe Mueller, Ex-officio

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) establishes the agenda for monthly School Committee meetings, ensures School Committee decisions are implemented, approves expenditures if the SC is not able to convene and act in a timely manner; and conducts the annual performance review of the head-of-school.

The Executive Committee is comprised of the School Committee Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Treasurer, Recording Clerk, and one at-large member.

Executive Committee 2021-2022:

  • Julie Eddington, Clerk
  • Chuck Gillen O’Neel, Assistant Clerk
  • David Bael, Treasurer
  • Becky Dahlberg, Recording Clerk
  • Khamara Pettus, At large member

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for the financial oversight of the school. The Finance Committee’s primary responsibility is recommending annual operating and capital budgets to the School Committee for review and action. The school’s operating budget involves the balancing of several factors, including estimates of enrollment, tuition levels, and expenditures.

Finance Committee 2021-2022:

  • David Bael, Clerk
  • Aaron Bergad
  • Elizabeth Lukanen
  • Lauri Salverda
  • Daniel Vickery
  • Taunia Gorka, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Joe Mueller, Head of School

Quaker Life Committee

The Quaker Life Committee is focused on the manner in which the core Quaker values of FSMN are put into practice, primarily with an eye to governance, parent outreach, and staff support and development. The QLC seeks to help deepen and enrich the FSMN community’s understanding of the school’s Quaker roots and philosophies. 

Quaker Life Committee 2021-2022:

  • Joann Esser
  • Andrew Rutledge
  • Linda Coffin

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