Board of Trustees

Trustees open the doors on the first day of school!

Trustees open the doors on the first day of school!

The Riverside School is governed by its board of trustees, which follows the school's by-laws and best practices suggested by the National Association of Independent Schools. The board employs the head of school, who is responsible for the day to day operational and educational functions of Riverside. Through strong leadership of recent presidents, the board has grown to be comprised of an effective team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, recently revised the school's policies, and need to draft a long-term financial plan. The board has committees on finance, development, governance, and facilities, which are held accountable to their meeting schedules and goals in order to be effective and alleviate the work of the head of school. The positive and close working relationship of recent board presidents with the head of school has reflected Riverside's strong, supportive community atmosphere.

2016-2017 Members

PRESIDENT Kimberly M. Butler, JD - Attorney and Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
VICE PRESIDENT Carol Moore, Ph.D. - Executive Vice President, Interim Provost, Columbia College
SECRETARY Rebecca Hill-Larsen - Environmental Educator
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Sonia Peters, PE - President, Peters Construction Consultants Inc.
Thomas Archer - Physical Plant Director, Lyndon State College
Mike Dente - Chief Technology Officer, Lyndon State College
Patricia Emery - Owner/Broker, Parkway Realty Associates
Barry Hertz, Ed.D. - Retired Professor, Lyndon State College
Chrissie Heinrich, Riverside '86 - Owner, Whiteout SolutionsTM, LLC
Roy Starling - Greek and Latin Instructor, Lyndon Institute
Polly Walton Yerkes, RN, Riverside '86 - SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts) administrator; property manager
EMERITUS James Newell - Retired Founder
EMERITA Merle Thompson - Retired Founder