School on the Green Board of Directors
Since 1972, School on the Green has been managed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of parents of enrolled students as well as a percentage of non-parents. The Board works together to ensure that the school remains compliant with State regulations and school policies, as well as performs functions that significantly enhance the services provided to students and parents.
Each April, the Governance committee will nominate candidates for the upcoming Board of Directors. Parents and other members of the community are encouraged to join the board for the upcoming school year. The final vote takes place at the annual Board of Directors meeting in May. It is not a requirement, nor is it necessary, to have held a previous board seat in order to be considered for any position on the board. The monthly responsibilities for each position are clearly defined in a written manual, and retired board members are available for questions. Anyone interested in becoming a board member should contact the school.
Sheri Cheverie, Co-President: Sheri is a 3rd year SOTG parent and board member. This is her second year serving on the board as Co-President. Sheri has also serves on the fundraising and events committees. She is the proud mother of Colton, a SOTG graduate; Chloe, a first year SOTG student; and Colby, a future SOTG student. Why did you choose SOTG? “My husband and I chose SOTG because we instantly fell in love with the program and teachers. The education your child receives is topped only by the L.O.V.E they receive from the teachers. They leave SOTG confident and ready to take on Kindergarten!”
Courtney Shepard, Co-President: Courtney is a second year SOTG mother of two. JT is a recent SOTG graduate and Blake has just begun her SOTG experience. This is her second year on the board and as Co-President. Courtney also serves on the School Readiness/Curriculum Oversight and Events committees. Why did you choose SOTG? “We chose SOTG for the educational experiences our children would have as well SOTG’s warm nurturing classroom environment. Mrs. H and Mrs. G make a child’s first school experience one that encourages a lifelong love of learning.”
Amanda Golovin: Amanda has been with SOTG for 5 years; this is her 4th year on the Board of Directors. Her two older two boys, Elian and Lorenzo, are SOTG graduates. Her son Marco is attending this year, and baby Felix will attend in the future. She serves on the the Events Committee and the Governance Committee. Why did you chose SOTG? “There are so many things that I love about SOTG. The mixed age classroom really appealed to us, as did the warm and loving environment. From the very beginning, we knew that SOTG was the perfect place for our children to learn to love school.”
Carole Lunt: Carole has been on the Board of Directors for the past 7 years, and currently serves on the Governance Committee. Two of her children are alumni, and Nora is attending this year. Why did you choose SOTG? “I believe in the importance of play for young children as the primary means of learning. SOTG and its teachers provides this in the most loving atmosphere you could hope for your children, as well as an opportunity to be involved as a parent in their education.”
Hillary Marcinko: Hillary first became involved in SOTG when her son attended three years ago. Now her youngest child is in her second year, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hillary will be the SOTG Parent Liaison, available to hear parent’s concerns to be brought to the board. She brings a background in language development as a certified speech-language pathologist to the Curriculum Oversight Committee, and is the Marketing & Communications Chair. Why did you choose SOTG? “The parent co-op model and excellent teachers who truly LOVE their students are the reasons we come back to SOTG!”
Caterina Perugini: Caterina is 3rd year SOTG parent, and mom of 2. Her son graduated from SOTG two years ago and her daughter will be starting in the fall. Caterina is serving her third year on the Fund Development Committee as Fundraising Chair. Why did you choose SOTG? “Choosing SOTG was really simple for us. We want to be involved in our children’s education and so a parent cooperative preschool really appealed to us. We were also looking to start school at an odd time of the year and the Director and teachers made us feel so welcome. We just knew it was the right choice and our children now love SOTG as much as we do.”