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Board of Trustees

Governance for the School is provided by the Board of Trustees, whose membership includes constituents who represent the full spectrum of the Holton community, such as the Head of School and The President of the Parents Association, the Chair of the Alumnae Board, and a faculty representative. (full list at right)

The Board carries the overall and ultimate responsibility of the School's management, policies, and perpetuation. It hires and evaluates the Head of School, who is responsible for the oversight of the daily operations and for the implementation of Board policies. The Board of Trustees serves as a major resource for the support and growth of the School.

“The Board is the guardian of the school’s mission. It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.” ~National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Alumnae Board

The Holton-Arms Alumnae Association is comprised of over 6,000 alumnae worldwide. Whether or not you graduated, all are considered alumnae and members of the Alumnae Association.

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The Head of School is responsible to the Board of Trustees for all policy decisions of the School, for carrying out Board policy, for hiring and supervision of the faculty and staff, and for overseeing the daily operations of the School and all of its programs. The Head meets regularly with members of the Administrative Team in order to support the decision-making process.



Helen Clark Atkeson ’75
Marcia Johnson Bateson ’75
Greg Bernstein P’23
Lizey Korengold Bernstorf '08, President of Alumnae Association
Cathy Johnson Butz ’87 P’18, P’21
Pullen Daniel P’27, P’31
Jim Darcey P’20, P’23
Clark Ervin P’24, Secretary 
Penny B. Evins, Head of School
Miriam Herman ’84 P'21
John Howard, Faculty Trustee
Sabah Iqbal ’94 P’27
Rob Jesmer P’27
Anne Blossom Keiser ’66
Shaba Holley Keys ’86
Rob Nichols P’25
Lisa Noto P’25, President of the Parents Association
Mark Ordan P’25, President of the Corporation
Jen Cornfeld Schenker ’98
Jeremy Schwer P’25, P’28
Ellen Spiegel P’27
Jessie Holladay Sterchi ’99, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Mollie Klurfeld Williams ’99

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Faculty and Staff

Holton-Arms faculty and staff serve as role models, mentors, guides, interpreters, friends, and coaches. Most join the School as experienced teachers with masters degrees and continually pursue formal coursework or seminars. Their commitment to knowledge is infectious and ignites a lifelong love of scholarship in their students.

Student Leaders

The Representative Assembly serves as the Upper School student government, acting as a recommending body to the School and as a communications link among the students, the faculty, and the administration. Representative Assembly works for the students and is receptive to any ideas that students bring to it. Open meetings and forums are held so that students may offer ideas, opinions, and suggestions. In addition, Representative Assembly hears cases involving infractions of Major Rules.