Members of the Board have included current parents, alumni, past parents, educators, and community leaders. Following the NAIS Principles, the Board strives for a composition that "reflects the strategic expertise, resources, and perspectives needed to achieve the mission and strategic objectives of the school."
Seven Hills enjoys an enormous surplus of community members who could serve as trustees. The Board's Governance Committee determines which mix of skill sets and outside experiences may be needed for incoming board members based on the School’s strategic needs and goals. The Committee also looks at the skills and experiences of departing Trustees and tries to balance skills and perspectives from one year to another. Once the Board’s current needs are identified, the Governance Committee reviews the alumni, parent, past parent, and grandparent population, as well as educators and community leaders from outside the Seven Hills community, to determine the right mix of time, wisdom, and skills currently needed to help steward Seven Hills.
The Governance Committee takes its role of presenting potential trustees to the full Board very seriously. Over each school year, members of the Committee meet with candidates to get to know them and familiarize them with the work of the Board. The slate of new trustees is voted on by the full Board each spring. Trustees are expected to fully participate in all areas of school life and serve three-year terms, which may be renewed twice. Members of the Seven Hills community are welcome to nominate qualified candidates by contacting Greg Marsh, the current Chair of the Governance Committee.
Seven Hills is fortunate to have several of our current parents on the Board of Trustees, as well as alumni parents, alumni, educators, and community leaders. We deeply appreciate those volunteers who serve as trustees. We thank them for their time, talent, and deep dedication to the school's long-term success.