Board of Directors
The Children’s School operates with the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors composed of current members (enrolled families) and community-based advocates. The Board’s focus is twofold: to ensure the school’s fiscal health and management, and to set organizational policy regarding administrative matters. The Board also plays a key role in building bridges between the school and the local communities and ensuring the School’s overall success. Through 10 meetings per year, the Board helps ensure that the school stays true to its core objective of providing the premier progressive education environment for children in grades K-8 in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Letter from The Board President
Welcome to The Children’s School! Serving as President of the Board of Directors allows me a unique opportunity to serve this school during an exciting time of growth and development. We are, after all, still a relatively young organization having been founded in 2004.
I am committed to ensuring that TCS offers the finest progressive education opportunity to those who seek it. Together with my fellow board members, I do this by setting policies to ensure The Children’s School is a source of joy, self-confidence, and learning for our students (the best teachers, safe facilities, access to technology, and learning materials), a safe and comfortable workplace for our teachers (competitive salaries, access to benefits), and a community-focused learning environment for our families (confidentiality, easy tuition management, access to financial aid). In support of these goals, the board creates and oversees a budget that gives our faculty flexibility to be the best teachers they can; from taking their students on field trips, to ensuring they have access to all the art materials they wish, and to be students themselves by having access to a wide array of professional development opportunities.
I urge you to do what I and all my fellow board members have done: learn more about the school, schedule a tour, and come see what makes this school so special to both my children and me.
Board of Directors 2015-2016
Brian D. Schultz (President)
Heather Vickery (Vice President)
Marc Falkoff (Treasurer)
John Fuller (Secretary)