About

Board of Trustees

Independent schools like Fairfield Country Day School
are non-profit organizations and are therefore governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Members of the Board of Trustees play an important role in the management of the school.

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  • 2022-2023 Board of Trustees

    Rob Russo, '90, President
    Annie Zimmerli-Haskel, Vice President
    Luke Adovasio, Treasurer
    Sheila Clancy, Secretary

    Virginia Cargill
    Pavel Chernyshov
    Douglas Dicconson
    Megan Foley
    Sunil Garga
    Kelly Jacobson
    Mia Johnson
    Brian Lawlor
    Sandra Lugar
    Mark Nemec
    David Perdue
    Rob Scinto
    Peggy Stephan
    Jeff Whitaker
    Jim Vose, '67
    Richard Vose, '99

  • Determine the school’s vision, mission, values, and purpose.
  • Select and support the head of school, assessing her performance annually.
  • Ensure effective organizational planning and adequate resources to carry out the school’s strategic plan.
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility and oversight.
  • Maintain accountability and ensure legal and ethical integrity.
  • Work with the head of school to determine, monitor, and strengthen the school's programs and services, and enhance the school's public standing.
  • Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance.
Every trustee is responsible for the financial well-being of the school and therefore has a basic knowledge of its fiscal status. The Board as a whole makes all major funding decisions, such as approving the yearly operating budget, setting tuition, adopting financial policies, and agreeing to undertake a fundraising campaign and setting its goal.

Boards of Trustees typically are structured into committees, to carry out specific tasks in partnership with the School leadership staff. At FCDS, the Executive Committee is comprised of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Past President. Other committees include Governance, Development, Investment, Finance, Audit, Building and Grounds, DEI, and Marketing/Admissions. Trustees are elected to serve three-year terms. The Board meets eight times during the school year, and holds an annual meeting to update the community on their efforts on behalf of the school.
Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, all-boys day school in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has admitted only boys since its inception. As per our mission: Fairfield Country Day School provides an educational community dedicated to the development of impactful young leaders of character and purpose; ready to face the everyday challenges and pivotal turning points of their lifetime with confidence, courage and compassion. Its balanced and challenging program is designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, capture his imagination, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others. Each boy’s individual growth is encouraged in an environment that anticipates the future while appreciating the past.

FCDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

FCDS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.