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.

Student and Board Member Hugging at Graduation

2020-2021 Board of Trustee Members

Dr. Rachel Sondheimer, Chair
Kate Ritter, Vice Chair
Stephanie Luedke, Treasurer
Lynne Geaney, Secretary
Jennifer Amadeo
Al Bartosic
Alex Bellina
Wendy Beurket

Kristin Beylouni
Tim Birch (Honorary Trustee)
Alison Davis
Dr. Kaye Hale
Hide Harashima
David Heaton
Eric Heaton
Dr. Damani Howell

Caroline Kellen
Tom Main, ex-officio (HoS)
Laura Masotti
Erin Schiller
Lewis Schwartz
Liz Smolenack, ex-officio (RAPA)
State Attorney General William Tong
Howard Turner

*This list is subject to change and may not be inclusive of all RA trustees.
Ridgefield Academy Board Members with Student