The College School is overseen by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.

Their primary responsibilities include:

– The school’s financial well-being.
– Hiring, supporting and evaluating the Head of School.
– Establishing major school policies.
– Maintaining and updating the school’s long range strategic plan on a regular basis.

The Board consists of approximately 12-15 members, including one faculty representative and the president of the Parent Crew. The majority of the Board’s work is conducted through sub-committees that meet monthly.

Stephanie Dents

Stephanie is an Engineering and Manufacturing Consultant that has spent a career leading organizations that make Food & Consumer Products. She has been a part of the TCS community with her family and two children for over 17 years with her youngest just graduating from TCS in ‘22.

Shaun Hautly
Vice President

Shaun is an Award Winning Filmmaker and Producer from St. Louis. He graduated from TCS in 1999 and lives on The Hill with his wife and son. Some of his work can be seen on YouTube.

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is a Certified Financial Planner, a parent of two TCS alums, and much taller than at first glance.

Melanie Schmickle

Melanie is an attorney and holds a masters degree in public administration and policy analysis.  She is a parent to two TCS students and has been part of the community for seven years.

Nik Brym

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.

Kyle Eash


Kyle Eash is a physician and proud TCS dad. His kids, Preston ’22 and Claire ’23, have both attended TCS starting in Preschool. He has served on the board of trustees since Fall 2020 and is a member of the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility committee.

Jessica Evenson


Alicia Konstantinovich

Alicia is a construction attorney with in-house experience with both designers and contractors.  She is also a parent to two current TCS students, an alum (Class of 1997), and a second-generation Board member.

Steve McConnell


Steve is the Founder and Owner of EverSpring Pharmacy.  He is a graduate of University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy and St. Louis University.  He currently has 2 children attending The College School.

Lee Quarles

Lee is the global lead for Strategic Insights for Bayer Crop Science, specializing in consumer market research and market intelligence programs. He and his family have been a part of the TCS community since 2011. He graduated from Saint Louis University in 1999.

Steve Wang

Steve is a Managing Director at Protiviti specializing in internal audit, risk management, and sustainability reporting.  He is the parent of two current TCS students.

Stefani Weeden-Smith

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.

Denise Micka
Parent Crew President

Emily Levin

Faculty Representative

Emily is a Kindergarten teacher for TCS and sits on the Board of Trustees as the Faculty Representative. Click here to read her full bio.

Carl Pelofsky
Head of School

Carl serves as Head of School and brings more than 15 years of independent school leadership to this role. Click here to read his full bio.