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2017-2018 School Board
Betsy Sterkx, Chair
Eileen “Summer” Black, Vice-Chair
Seth Bosworth, Treasurer
Dotty Suthon, Secretary
Cindy Brown
Amy Slack-Bryant
Caytee Clark
Ragan K. Gankendorff
Mary Garton
Andrew Liles
The Very Reverend David B. Lowry
Nancy Marshall
Meredith Stanfill Smith



The Rev. Jim Morrison, Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Melville Brown, Head of School

Sims LeBlanc, President, Parents’ Club

Nichell Terrell, President-Elect, Parents’ Club

2017-2018 St. Andrew’s Board Standing Committees:

Committee on Finance (Seth Bosworth, Chair), the duties of which will be to keep the Board informed on all matters relating to the finances of the school; to plan and recommend to the Board financial policies; to inspect the books of the School and to require annual audits; to plan and recommend to the Board fund raising programs; and annually to submit to the Board a proposed budget for the School’s operation for the next year.  A copy of the proposed budget must accompany the notice to the members of the meeting at which it is to be considered.  Within the Committee on Finance will be a Subcommittee on Financial Aid, the duties of which will be to promote and receive funds for financial aid and to make policy recommendations to the Board regarding the administration of financial aid funds.

Committee on Student and Spiritual Life (                   , Chair), the duties of which will be to consider with the Rector how best all aspects of the life of the School might conform to the aforestated purpose, and that the School is a part of the body of Christ.  The committee will constantly assess the spiritual quality of community life for all faculty, staff, students and parents.

Committee on Governance and Policy Review (Ragan Gankendorff, Chair), the duties of which will be focused on the good operation of the board itself:  governance tasks assigned by the Executive Committee; the recruitment and orientation of new members;  and bylaw review.

Committee on Buildings and Property (           , Chair), the duties of which will be to inspect from time to time the physical assets of the School, to see that the same are kept in good repair, to see that adequate and  proper insurance coverage is maintained on School buildings and properties, to consider and make recommendations to the Board relative to the acquisition of property, plans for new buildings, alterations of existing buildings, and the furnishings of such buildings, and periodically to formulate plans for the future growth and expansion of the School’s physical plant.

Committee on Development (Caytee Clark, Chair), the duties of which will be to conduct the Annual Giving Campaign and/or other programs in order to raise funds for the School.

Committee on Marketing (Amy Slack-Bryant, Chair), the duties of which will be to develop and review annually the marketing plan of the school, promotional materials needed to implement the marketing plan and process for recruiting and retaining students.  The committee will assist the Head of School in preparing promotional materials and in developing a strategy for the School capitalizing on the unique qualities of the School and its fit into the New Orleans community.

Committee on Diversity (            , Chair), the duties of which will be to support the School’s commitment to diversity by actively promoting a diverse and inclusive learning environment in which all persons feel welcome and affirmed.