Governance

Notice of CLCS Education Committee Meeting: 

Education Committee Meeting Agenda

January 10th, 2019, 10:30am – 11:00am

2120 Dorchester Ave, Boston, Ma, 02124.

  1. Middle School Task Force Discussion

Notice of this meeting was posted on Monday, December 10th at 4:12pm.

 

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting: 

Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

January 10, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

2120 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA

  1. Approval of October 2018 Executive Meeting minutes (2 min)
  2. Charter Renewal Date: The public vote from the state’s Board of Education (BESE) will take place on February 12th, 2019.
  3. Update on DESE meeting on Dec 12
  4. Review of January CLCS Board meeting agenda
  5. Preliminary Budget discussed
  6. Recruitment and Retention Task Force results
  7. Capital Campaign update
  8. Middle School Task Force update

Notice of this meeting was posted on Monday, December 14th at 2:10pm.

 

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting: 

Governance Committee Meeting Agenda

January 14, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

61 Rutland Street, #1 in Boston, Ma.

  1. Review departing and prospective trustees

Notice of this meeting was posted on Monday, December 10th at 12:06pm.

 

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting: 

January 22, 2019, 5pm – 7pm

Upper School – 2120 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA

CLCS Board Agenda:

  1. School Presentation
  2. Public Comment (5 min)
  3. Approval of October 2018 Board Meeting minutes (2 min)
  4. Charter Renewal Date: The public vote from the state’s Board of Education (BESE) will take place on February 12th, 2019.
  5. Committee Reports (15 min)
    1. Governance Committee
    2. Finance Committee
    3. Development Committee
    4. Capital Campaign/Fundraising update
    5. Education Committee and update on Middle School Task Force
  6. Preliminary Budget discussed (30 min)
  7. Recruitment and Retention Task Force update
  8. Facilities Task Force Update
  9. Review and Discuss
    1. CLCS school reports
    2. CAS report

Notice of this meeting was posted on Monday, December 10th at 12:06pm. Modified on Wednesday, December 12th at 2:55pm

Katherine H. Sloan (Chair) is a President Emerita of Massachusetts College Of Art And Design.  She has been involved with boards of numerous national and regional educational and cultural organizations, including the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Kay holds a Doctor of Arts Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Martha Kleinman (Vice Chair, Chair of the Governance Committee)is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut. She received a BA degree from Adelphi University, where she graduated magna cum laude and later received a degree superieur from the Universite de Dijon, France. Her career in development includes heading up the development office at Walnut Hill School with a successful team of ten. Before that she was, for a period of time, at Belmont Hill School. She has also been an entrepreneur, having launched a catering company business, while her children were young. Always very interested in children’s education, she has been a volunteer for the last 4 years at a Boston public school in the South End as a reading tutor with a program called Generations. Other volunteer activities have included membership on the Boards of NTSAD, National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, (her infant sister died of Tay-Sachs), and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, helping them establish a development effort. She is married (for 46 years!) to her high school sweetheart, Ron Kleinman, who is Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston. They have two children and two granddaughters, with a third on the way in October, all who live in the South End in Boston.

Robert Grinberg (Treasurer) was educated at the Wharton School and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Currently retired, he founded and ran three national travel companies. He is a partner in Bluestone Company, a real estate investment management firm, and is on the boards of several other companies. He lives in Chestnut Hill.

Gary F. Gut  is a former strategic consultant with Bain & Company, and has been a serial entrepreneur for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has provided mission-driven leadership to multiple organizations through thoughtful, data-driven analysis. Most recently, he was president & CEO of the Boston Foundation for Sight, a pioneering nonprofit serving patients with complex cornea disease. Gary has long been passionate about local education, having served as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, and as a trustee and member of the Advisory Board of The Advent School in Boston. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and attended MIT and SUNY Buffalo. Gary lives in Boston with his wife Patricia Casale. Both are ardent fans of jazz, classical and opera music.

Katharine M. Pell (Founding Board Chair, Vice President of Conservatory Lab Foundation, Ex-Officio) has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Conservatory Lab since the school began. She was Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission in the Dukakis Administration. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Harvard School of Public Health. She lives in Weston. While not a musician, she sang in the Bryn Mawr chorus and has a lifelong love of music. She is particularly interested in the inter-relationship of music and learning.

Dr. Lisa Wong is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and a pediatrician at Milton Pediatric Associates. She is a violinist and Past President of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra and currently a Board member of Massachusetts Cultural Council, co-founder of the Committee on Arts&Humanities at Harvard Medical School and member of the Boston Arts Consortium for Health. She has a particular interest in El Sistema, arts in health and arts integration in education and and in 2012 published the book Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine.

Lynn Cetrulo has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Art History, University of Michigan. MA in Social Work, Simmons College with a degree in Psychiatric Social Work. Advanced training and certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has a deep background in volunteer work, including serving as a trustee in several other organizations. She has a strong background in development, governance, and strategic planning.

Elaine Chow is the Interim Senior Director of Organizational Development at the non-profit organization, Year Up. She is an accomplished non-profit leader with nearly two decades of experience working in the sector. She is passionate about using business to maximize social change and driven to help leaders ensure that their people and teams are working efficiently, effectively, and happily. 

Robert Grinberg (Treasurer) was educated at the Wharton School and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Currently retired, he founded and ran three national travel companies. He is a partner in Bluestone Company, a real estate investment management firm, and is on the boards of several other companies. He lives in Chestnut Hill.

Reverend Dr. Gregory Groover is passionate about education, is the father of two children who both attended BAA and Berklee. He is very knowledgeable about BPS and is a former chair of Boston’s School Board.

Gary F. Gut  is a former strategic consultant with Bain & Company, and has been a serial entrepreneur for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has provided mission-driven leadership to multiple organizations through thoughtful, data-driven analysis. Most recently, he was president & CEO of the Boston Foundation for Sight, a pioneering nonprofit serving patients with complex cornea disease. Gary has long been passionate about local education, having served as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, and as a trustee and member of the Advisory Board of The Advent School in Boston. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and attended MIT and SUNY Buffalo. Gary lives in Boston with his wife Patricia Casale. Both are ardent fans of jazz, classical and opera music.

Martha Kleinman (Vice Chair, Chair of the Governance Committee) is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut. She received a BA degree from Adelphi University, where she graduated magna cum laude and later received a degree superieur from the Universite de Dijon, France. Her career in development includes heading up the development office at Walnut Hill School with a successful team of ten. Before that she was, for a period of time, at Belmont Hill School. She has also been an entrepreneur, having launched a catering company business, while her children were young. Always very interested in children’s education, she has been a volunteer for the last 4 years at a Boston public school in the South End as a reading tutor with a program called Generations. Other volunteer activities have included membership on the Boards of NTSAD, National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, (her infant sister died of Tay-Sachs), and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, helping them establish a development effort. She is married (for 46 years!) to her high school sweetheart, Ron Kleinman, who is Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston. They have two children and two granddaughters, with a third on the way in October, all who live in the South End in Boston.

Kimberly Nelson holds master’s degrees in Theology, Divinity, and Intercultural Studies, along with a bachelor’s degree in Business. She has 14 years of experience in higher education at three colleges, where she taught in religious studies, coordinated international programs, and worked as a provost’s chief of staff. In 2013 she became a freelance researcher and writer, which allowed her more flexibility to engage with her husband’s work, first at the UNC School of the Arts and now at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he is the president. She and her husband David are convinced of the role of the arts in opening pathways to success for students, which not only benefits students individually but makes the world a better place for all of us. Kimberly is a lifelong fan of ACC basketball and enjoys as many games as she can at Boston College. She and David live in Downtown Crossing in Boston.

Katharine M. Pell (Founding Board Chair, Vice President of Conservatory Lab Foundation) has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Conservatory Lab since the school began. She was Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission in the Dukakis Administration. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Harvard School of Public Health. She lives in Weston. While not a musician, she sang in the Bryn Mawr chorus and has a lifelong love of music. She is particularly interested in the inter-relationship of music and learning.

Bradley Richardson (Financial Committee, President of Conservatory Lab Foundation) is the President of Bradyco Financial, an investment management firm. Educated at Phillips Exeter, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he received an M.B.A., Mr. Richardson has also worked in the advertising, insurance, and film industries. He is a member of the Boston Economic Club and the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations. His past volunteer work includes the Board of the Cambridge Guidance Center and working as a volunteer consultant for Community Consulting Teams of Boston.

Erika Sanchez is a Family Action Network representative and a Conservatory Lab parent.

Melanie Sheffield is the co-chair of development for the Board.

Katherine H. Sloan (Chair) is a President Emerita of Massachusetts College Of Art And Design.  She has been involved with boards of numerous national and regional educational and cultural organizations, including the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Kay holds a Doctor of Arts Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Tyrone Sutton has a BA from Texas State University in Music, Choral Music Education, graduating summa cum laude. MA. Harvard Graduate School of Education in Arts Education, Certificate of graduate study and education leadership, Boston University Graduate School of Education. Music Faculty Co-Chair at BAA. Also engaged with the Boston Children’s Chorus, Berklee City Music, and is director of Music, Media and Arts at the Charles Street A.M.E. Church in Boston.

Dr. Lisa Wong is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and a pediatrician at Milton Pediatric Associates. She is a violinist and Past President of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra and currently a Board member of Massachusetts Cultural Council, co-founder of the Committee on Arts&Humanities at Harvard Medical School and member of the Boston Arts Consortium for Health. She has a particular interest in El Sistema, arts in health and arts integration in education and and in 2012 published the book Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine.

Sandy Yeung is part a Family Action Network representative and a Conservatory Lab parent. She is a lawyer specializing in immigration and family law with over 10 years of professional experience. Sandy earned a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1998 and a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 2003.