• St. Mary's School for the Deaf Board of Trustees

    Brian Knauth, Chair

    Jacob Leffler, Vice Chair

    Michael Grimaldi, Treasurer

    Lauren Bronneberg, Secretary

    Timothy Kelly, SMSD Superintendent & Ex-Officio

    Beth Ann Finster, SSJ

    Allison S. Davis, EdD

    Kristin Devereaux

    Catherine M. Griswold, EdD

    Christopher Kerr, MD

    Lisa Krieger

    Gregg W. Moore

    Joseph Vicario

    David Young

    Michael, Zionts, MD

Roles and Responsibilities of The Board of Trustees

  • One of the primary responsibilities is to uphold fiduciary duty, and to protect all of the School's assets and funds.  While the day-to-day management of the School is the responsibility of the Superintendent, administration, and staff, the Board of Trustees focuses on larger and broader decisions that affect the School's mission and strategic planning matters.

    Positions and Roles of the Board of Trustees:

    Chairperson:  The highest-ranking member and leader of the board.

    Vice-Chairperson:  The Chairperson's second in command.  If the chairperson retires or vacates their position, the Vice-Chairperson assumes their duties.

    Secretary:  Is the main contact between board members, and primary record keeper of meeting minutes.

    Treasurer:  Handles the School's financial records.

    Board Member:  General board members are trustees or directors without a specific role, but offer valuable insight and assist in decision making as a group.

    The Board of Trustees meets quarterly throughout the academic year, and consists of multiple sub-committees who also meet quarterly.