Governance

Notice of the Conservatory Lab Charter School meeting of the Board of Trustees:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5:00pm-7:00pm

133 Hancock Street

Dorchester, MA 02125

AGENDA

  1. Public Comment
  2. Approval of board minutes from 9/19/17 meeting
  3. Vote on proposed minor amendment for shortened length of school year
  4. Discussion and vote on Horace Mann option
  5. Discussion of CLCS MCAS data (time permitting)
  6. Other business

The next meeting of the Conservatory Lab Charter School Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am at 2120 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester MA 02124.

This notice was posted at 11:30am on 11/9/17.

Gary F. Gut (Chairman) 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) 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.

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.

Clay Rives is Co Founder and President of All Inbox LLC, an industry leading Internet marketing company founded in 2009. He graduated from St. George’s School in Newport, RI and received his BA in Music from Connecticut College. After college, Clay was on the founding teams of several successful Internet startups in New York City. In his spare time, Clay is a venture investor, a passionate traveler, and an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and education. In 2013, Clay co-founded the Scott Scholarship to St. George’s School, and he currently sits on the board of the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester, MA. Clay keeps his own musical interest alive by singing tenor in the Sly Voxes men’s A Cappella group. He and his wife Emily reside on Beacon Hill in Boston.

Katherine H. Sloan (Secretary)

Lynn Certulo 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.

Maisha Douyon Cover is a health professional, who has worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2010 being prominently involved in the Center for Community Health and Health Equity. While there she has been a leader in the development, implementation, and management of programs addressing the health of women and their families across the lifespan. In order to impact more of the citizens of Boston, she has worked collaboratively with internal and external partners including clinical leaders, community health centers, local and state agencies and community organizations to achieve health equity and social justice. Before her work at Brigham and Women’s, she was at Boston University’s School of Public Health where she designed, implemented and led research project with girls in four Boston housing developments. Earlier at Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, she managed a comprehensive sexuality education program, in community-based settings and within the Cambridge Public Schools. She also developed and implemented a community-and school-based health and prevention education programs geared towards teens, pre-teens, parents and adults. Ms. Cover has a Master’s in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, from Boston University School of Public Health, a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health also from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Anthropology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD. She is also a Board Member, Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy.

Bethany Ford is part a Parent Advisory Council representative and a Conservatory Lab parent.

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.

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.”

Myriah Johnson is currently serving as a full CLCS trustee for a one-year term, after having served as a parent representative on the Board for several years. The Governance Committee is recommending that CLCS elect Myriah as a trustee for a full three-year term.

Martha Kleinman 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.

Danna Mauch is president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, a public policy and legislative advocacy organization dedicated to promoting mental health and well being across the lifespan and disseminating knowledge about evidence based practices and emerging science in prevention, treatment and recovery from behavioral health conditions. She prior served as a senior fellow and principal scientist with Abt Associates, conducting health services and economics research for governments and foundations on the organization and financing of care delivered to vulnerable populations. She was the founding CEO of Magellan Public Solutions Group, the largest specialty managed healthcare company, and president of Integrated Health Strategies. Dr. Mauch earlier led state mental heath, substance abuse and forensic services system transformations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  She served federal courts in several jurisdictions in overseeing and monitoring implementation of court ordered system reforms on behalf of individuals with complex health and disability conditions.  Dr. Mauch holds a Ph.D. in social policy from Brandeis University.

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.

Erika Sanchez is a Parent Advisory Council representative and a Conservatory Lab parent.

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

Keree Simmons has worked in the financial services industry for the past 14 years for organizations such as Investors Financial Services and State Street Bank Corporation. He currently serves as a General Tabernacle Trustee for COGASOC Temple Beth El performing financial modeling functions and analyzing national service contracts. Professionally, he executed financial planning and analysis for Boston Public Schools before becoming Assistant Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Berklee College. He is a lifelong resident of Roxbury, MA, and is the father of two children who attend Conservatory Lab Charter School.

Tyron 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.

Staverne Y. Miller, LCSW, is Director of Areas for the Department of Children and Families. She holds degrees from Simmons College School of Social Work, Lincoln University, and Boston University School of Management Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She has been part of the Department of Children and Families since 1989 beginning as a case worker and moving up the ranks to Program Director, Investigator, Supervisor, and Area Program Manager to her present position as Director of Areas.

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.

 

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.

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.

John Paolella

Deborah L. Smith

 

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