Where Small Steps Become Giant Leaps.

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Board of Trustees

At The River School, decision-making authority at the highest level resides in a volunteer Board of Trustees. In 2014, the Board of Trustees, with input from faculty, parents, and community members developed a new mission statement and five-year strategic plan.

Excerpt from the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan:

"Today, with new research, resources and technologies appearing at an ever-quickening pace, we find we are doing so much more to enrich River’s learning and teaching environment. To list just a significant few we:

  • embed new approaches to social-emotional learning including mindfulness and yoga;
  • use infrared soundfield systems to aid children’s attention by improving classroom acoustics ;
  • use thematic curriculum to cross the boundaries between traditional classroom subjects;
  • provide arts and sciences experiences that enable children multiple avenues for self expression; and,
  • employ evidence-based strategies that strengthen early cognition by expanding our children’s memory and critical-thinking skills."

Rachel Weller President

Nancy K. Mellon
Vice President

Rachel Sheridan
Vice President

Dominik Treeck

Kathryne Love

Mary W. Carpenter
Andre Cheng, MD PhD
Susan Engel
Eric Gaier
Mindy Ginsburg
Britlan Malek, PsyD
Nicolle Rippeon
Nowell Rush
Casey Seidenberg
Andrew Sprague
Julien Vilquin
Dippen Zinzuvadia