Sussex School Board

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Sussex School is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are elected each year by parents, and who set institutional policy, oversee committees, and work with the Director to make decisions in the best interests of the school. In addition, two student representatives are elected to the board annually.


The Board’s authority is balanced by the authority of the broader parent membership and we value the voice of our parent body. Once the Board makes a decision, it is the Administrative Team’s responsibility, working closely with students, staff, and parents, to ensure that Board policies and decisions are carried out.

Board Policies
Board Bylaws
Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors 2017-18
Robin Checota, President
Carmen Corona, Vice President
Tracy McDonald, Treasurer
Stephanie Wallace, Secretary
Kevin Bell, member
Alice Bailey, member
Holly Swenson, member
Julie Tegeder, memeber
Ben Jimenez, alumni representative
Steve Saroff, community liaison
Bente Winston, Founder
Jen Bardsley, teacher representative
Jodi Kulina, teacher representative


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"Beyond snowball fights with teachers, protracted Math Counts review sessions at Bente’s house, and nights spent counting shooting stars in Utah’s endless deserts, a testimonial of Sussex must describe the collective curiosity instilled in each student. Indeed, by building a collective curiosity, Sussex students grow beyond their own egos, root their trust in the community as a whole, and foster relationships to not only explore and understand the world as an individual, but as a collective."

– Cascade Tuholske ’02