Board of Trustees

Ridgefield Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is a policy making body charged with establishing the Academy's mission, ensuring that the Academy is successfully fulfilling its mission, and planning for the future well-being of the Academy. In addition to establishing school policies and long-range plans, the Board is responsible for providing sound financial management and fiscal stability to the Academy. This includes responsibility for the Academy's operating budgets, capital assets, fundraising initiatives, and endowment. The Board hires, supports, and evaluates the Head of School but does not become directly involved in the daily operations of the School. The primary work and focus of the Board is strategic and long-range in nature, directed towards providing for the future of the Academy.

2017-2018 Board of Trustee Members

Eric Heaton, Chair
David Heaton, Treasurer
Mark Baker, Vice Chair
Rachel Sondheimer, Secretary
Jennifer Amadeo
Al Bartosic
Alex Bellina

Lauren Caplan
Alison Davis
Lynne Geaney
Jim Heus, ex-officio
Laura Masotti
Kate Ritter
Erin Schiller

Lewis Schwartz
Joel Simon
William Tong
Brian Torchen
Howard Turner
Wendy Wo-Beurket
Tim Birch, Honorary Trustee