The College School represents a unique and exceptional learning environment for children, and the Board works to ensure the mission is preserved and the program grows for years to come. This is accomplished through long-range/strategic direction setting, annual budget and major capital expenditure approval, and the maintenance of governance policies. The Board also employs the Head of School and ensures that they have the support they need to lead the operations of the school.
The Board is composed of 11 to 17 volunteers that can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. The make-up of the group generally includes current and past parents, TCS alumni, and other community members who bring a diverse mix of skills and backgrounds. The Board executes its work through standing committees (Finance, Advancement, DE&I, Governance & Executive) – each led and directed by a current board member.
If you have interest in learning more about the Board of Trustees, please reach out to Joyce Vest.
This year (2023-24) we are excited to welcome Lauren Talley and Dion Beuckman to the Board.
Jessica has over 25 years of experience working in higher education leading operations, managing budgets and leading people. Currently, she leads the compliance and risk efforts at Saint Louis University. Jessica enjoys coaching 6th grade girls’ basketball, hiking/skiing/kayaking and tending to her family’s backyard chicken coop. She is honored to serve the TCS community and sit on the board.
Nik is a CPA, who currently fills the VP of Finance role at a local manufacturing company. He has a son and daughter who both attend TCS, and he’s been a part of the TCS community for seven years. Feel free to connect with Nik via LinkedIn.
Stefani is the inaugural director for the St. Louis Anchor Action Network. The Network is committed to driving sustained investment in the people and places in our community impacted by a century of systemic racial and spatial inequities. She and her family have enjoyed being a part of the TCS community for ten years.