now accepting board nominations through june 15, 2013
The Governance Committee is seeking the nominations of any interested individuals for general Board positions.
Board of Directors members will be selected based on (or in part) their financial and business acumen, demonstrated commitment to The Museum School, their ability to fundraise and their demonstration of the skills needed to convey ideas to numerous audiences. Candidates do not need to be a parent or live in The Museum School's attendance zone to be considered. All Board members are expected to provide a personally meaningful financial contribution to the organization.
Per The Museum School Bylaws, any candidate interested in serving on the Board will be required to demonstrate one of the following:
1. Service on a committee of the Board for at least 6 months
2. Completion of volunteer hours as specified by the Governance Committee
3. Demonstrated commitment to The Museum School, as approved by a two thirds vote of the Governing Board.
If you would like to nominate someone for consideration (or are interested yourself), please complete the nomination form and return it via email to the address provided. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm US EST, June 15, 2013.
The Museum School Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the academic program of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is successful, that the school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of its charter, and that the school is a viable organization.
The Board of Directors generally meets on a monthly basis, as does each of the seven Board-level committees, described below. Board-level committees include both Board and non-Board members. Meetings are open to the public and new committee members are always welcome. Please contact the respective committee chair to participate. Upcoming Board meetings link.
Academic Excellence – Chair, Mark Joyner
Works with the Principal to define academic excellence, ensure that all Board members understand the charter promises made to the community and the authorizer, and devise clear and consistent measures to monitor these goals.
Community Partnership – Chair, Richard Prior
Researches, fosters and develops ongoing relationships between external organizations and The Museum School. Work with the Museum Liaison and the Principal to set annual objectives for the committee.
Development – Chair, Matt Knoop
Raises funds to meet the budgetary needs of The Museum School
Facility – Chair, Josh Andrews
Oversees implementation of Phase 2 of the temporary facility plan, and selects, acquires, and/or renovates a permanent facility for The Museum School.
Finance – Chair, Veny Aleksandrov
Works with Principal and Business Manager to create the annual budget; monitors implementation of approved budget on a regular basis and recommends proposed budget revisions. Recommend policies for management of The Museum School’s assets.
Governance – Chair, Brian Deutsch
Responsible for matters pertaining to board recruitment, nomination, orientation, training, and evaluation of Board members in accordance with the Bylaws and policies and practices approved by the Board.
Personnel – Chair, Mark Joyner
Advise Board on matters pertaining to personnel administration and staffing; hires and evaluates the Principal
board of directors
Advisory Board Members
Mary Lamb, Adela Yelton, Tish Craig, Jenifer Cooper-Melia, Amy Crownover
Avondale Education Association Articles of Incorporation
Avondale Education Association Bylaws - Adopted February 2010
Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2010
Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2011