Governance

Read this letter from our CLCS Board Chair Kay Sloan about Conservatory Lab’s Charter Renewal!

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Potential trustees

November 9, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of this meeting was posted on October 28, 2020 at 9:55 am.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Rising COVID numbers
  2. Remote work requests

October 30, 2020, from 9:00 am – 9:30 am

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of this meeting was posted on October 28, 2020 at 8:50 am.

Notice of CLCS Finance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Presentation of FY20 financial audit

October 27, 2020, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of this meeting was posted on October 22, 2020 at 3:05 pm.

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Virtual tour of new upper school
  2. Call to order
  3. Public comment
  4. School report
  5. Executive committee report
  6. Finance committee report
  7. Governance committee report
  8. Foundation report

September 29, 2020  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This meeting will be conducted via ZOOM.  Any guest who would like to attend the meeting should send an email to board@conservatorylab.org for ZOOM meeting ID and password information.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Opening of school, including status of move
  2. Enrollment, in person and remote
  3. HR policy
  4. Clarification of role/ authority of Board vs DESE for board members
  5. Financial update
  6. New board member update
  7. Board goals for the year

September 17, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on September 14, 2020 at 2:52 pm.

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Update on new governance committee member
  2. Update on new board member and other potential members
  3. CLCS policies
  4. Other business

September 14, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Notice of this meeting was posted on September 8, 2020 at 7:30 am.

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Status update on school reopening

September 2, 2020 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on August 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Learning Hub

August 12, 2020 9:00 am – 9:30 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on August 10 at 8:30 am

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting

Agenda:

  1. CLCS school year 2020/2021 reopening plan
  2. Student Opportunity Act Report

August 7, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Notice of this meeting was posted on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Notice of joint CLCS Executive & Finance Committee Meeting:

Agenda:  Funding of Virtual Classroom

June 17, 2020 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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Notice of this meeting was posted on July 14, 2020 at 10:00 am.

 

Notice of CLCS Board Meeting:   

CLCS Board Meeting Agenda
June 11, 2020 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Agenda:

  1. Public Comment
  2. Approve March meeting minutes 
  3. School Updates 
    1. Principal’s Report
  4. Plans to reopen in September
  5. Lottery/Admissions Status BCA Enrollment
  6. Timeline for move into new building 
  7. Review and vote on draft of annual report 
  8. Executive Committee Report 
    1. DESE Update
    2. Selecting legal counsel
  9. Governance Committee Report
    1. Acknowledgment of outgoing trustees 
    2. Recommendations and vote on officers and re-election of returning trustees 
    3. Summary of COO and Principal annual evaluations
  10. Finance Committee Report 
    1.  Update on Budget/Finance
    2. Vote to approve FY21 School Budget
  11. Update on building progress 
  12. Education Committee Update 
  13. Capital Campaign update 
  14. Other business 

Notice of this meeting was posted on May 26th at 4:20pm.

 

Notice of CLCS Executive Committee Meeting:  

CLCS Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
June 3, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Agenda:

  1. Approve both May 2020 meeting minutes
  2. Measures taken to address distant learning during school closure
  3. Preparing RFP and seeking bids for legal counsel
  4. Planning for reopening
  5. DESE Condition Update
  6. Planning for the opening of the new building
    1. Carney building expenses
    2. Move to new building
  7. Budget update
  8. Financial Outlook for FY21
  9. Agenda for June 11th Board meeting
  10. Other business

Notice of this meeting was posted on June 1st at 11:47am.

 

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CLCS Finance Committee Meeting Agenda
June 2, 2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Agenda:

  1. FY21 Budget

Notice of this meeting was posted on May 22nd at 8:00am.

 

Notice of CLCS Governance Committee Meeting:   

CLCS Governance Committee Meeting Agenda
June 1, 2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Agenda:

  1. Discussion of officers for next year

Notice of this meeting was posted on May 26th at 3:50pm.

 

 

 

 

Executive Committee

Katherine H. Sloan (Chair) is a President Emerita of Massachusetts College Of Art And Design, and lives in Jamaica Plain.  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, Chair of the Finance Committee) 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 (Chair of the Facilities Committee) 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.

Kimberly Nelson  (Chair of the Education Committee) 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.

Trustees

Takiya Anthony-Price  (Parent Representative) is a marketing manager with a BA from Hofstra University.  She has a talent for managing communications and business strategy.  Anthony-Price is the founder and executive producer of a media series called One on One, and lives in Jamaica Plain.

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 in Boston and Cambridge, where she lives. She has a strong background in development, governance, and strategic planning.

Elaine Chow leads Year Up’s talent agenda, serving 900+ staff nationwide and overseeing all efforts related to attracting, developing, and retaining great talent to serve in Year Up’s work to close the opportunity divide. She has served Year Up in various leadership roles since 2010. Her contributions have included operational oversight of Year Up’s Boston team, creation of the organization’s staff learning function, and initiation of a leading-edge performance management transformation. Elaine has two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector including operational roles at the Trinity Boston Foundation, Common Good Ventures, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and Philharmonic Society of Orange County. She is passionate about using business to maximize social change and driven to help leaders ensure that their people are working efficiently, effectively, and happily. Elaine earned her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Bates College. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children.

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, and the Pastor at the Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dorchester, where he lives.

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.

Ceferina Murrell is the chief of staff for State Senator Nick Collins, and his predecessor Linda Dorcena Forry.  She worked as the Communications Manager of the Mayor’s Office for Women and Girls.  Murrell holds a BA in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross.  As a lifetime Dorchester resident, she is a passionate advocate for Conservatory Lab students.

Katharine M. Pell (Founding Board Chair, Lifetime Trustee Emerita) was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Conservatory Lab when the school began and was inducted as a non-voting Lifetime Trustee Emerita on September 24, 2019. 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 Boston. 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.

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

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.

J. Curtis Warner, Jr. born in Philadelphia, PA is an education consultant specializing in strategic partnerships and community-based non-profits with a focus on the arts. He occupied a number of posts at the internationally acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts over a 25-year period. He joined the college as Assistant to the President for Education and Community Partnerships and finished his tenure as the Associate Vice President for Community and Government Relations. In 1976 and 1986 respectively, he graduated with a Music Education degree from Berklee and a Master’s in Education Administration from Cambridge College. An active drummer and performer, he began his career as an educator in 1975, when band leader/professor Ran Blake asked him to design and teach a course on rhythmic improvisation at New England Conservatory of Music.

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.