As a not-for-profit organization, Science & Arts Academy has both an operating structure and a governing structure. The operating structure consists of the Head of School, who oversees all faculty, staff, and day-to-day operations and activities. The governing structure consists of the Board of Trustees, who are guided by the SAA bylaws.
The Board of Trustees does essentially what the name suggests - it holds the distinct, unique mission of our school in trust. In the most basic terms, to hold something in trust is to keep something safe for the benefit of others. To put this another way, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) states "(t)he board is the guardian of the schoolʹs mission."
The Board of Trustees preserves the mission by:
1) Providing fiduciary oversight to protect the financial well‑being of the school
2) Engaging in strategic planning to create workable goals for the future
3) Facilitating generative thinking to ensure continuous improvement for SAA
The Board of Trustees engages in fiduciary oversight, strategic planning, and generative thinking, all in partnership with the Head of School, and always with an eye toward seeing that SAA is continuing to meet its mission.
2016-17 Board of Trustees
Not pictured: Don Dall and Steve Eikenberry
Board of Trustees
Head of School
Family and School Association Co-Chairs
Anh Nguyen Gibson
Dr. Helene Bartz
Dr. Mary Christensen