Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees oversees the affairs of Free Union Country School to ensure adherence to the school's philosophy and mission. The Board develops and establishes policy, assesses the performance of the school, bears responsibility for the school's financial condition and physical plant, and plans for the school's long-term financial health. The Board selects and works cooperatively with the Head of School, delegating administration of the school to the Head who is subject to Board evaluation. Each Trustee acts as an advocate for the School and a supporter of the Head of School.

The Board meets monthly at the school on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM.

Free Union Country School
Board of Trustees

Shelly Jones-Wilkins, Co-Chair (Educator/Counselor)
Veronica Waters, Co-Chair (Upper Elementary Teacher, Mountaintop Montessori)
Jennifer Davis, Secretary (KWLS Landscape Architects)
Dave Baum (Darden School of Business, UVA)
Polly Beckington (Lead Guide, Mountaintop Montessori)
Ken Horne (LCSW, Psychotherapy)
Michele Jarman (Office of the Dean of Students, UVA) 
Kristen Pearlstein (National Museum of Health and Medicine)
Marc Peritz (Partner, Morin and Barkley LLP Attorneys at Law)
Tom Romer (Residential Renters, Owner)
Laurie Shannon (RE/MAX, Realtor)
Lyraya Showstack (The Nature Conservancy)
Heather Swindler (Chancellor Street Preschool Co-op)

Ex Officio Members

ElizaBeth McCay, Head of School
Jeanna Raleigh, Business Manager
Faculty Representative is a rotating position