Board of Trustees - Hancock Day School
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The Hancock Day School Board of Trustees, based in Savannah, Georgia, along with the Head of School, is charged with setting long-range goals designed to support and further the school's mission. Its members are volunteers who lend their expertise and perspective for the purpose of developing, achieving and supporting the school's goals and mission. The Hancock Day School Board of Trustees is self-perpetuating, and seeks to build a strong tapestry of skill sets within its membership.

The Board "holds in trust" the future mission of the school and while the tasks required are many, the following items highlight primary responsibilities:

1. The Board engages in long-range strategic planning. Planning for the future is an ongoing process involving all constituency groups of the Hancock Day School family. The plan is used as a guide for program implementation and for growth and expansion. The operating budget is tightly linked to strategic planning in that goals stated in the plan are a budgetary priority.

2. Along those lines, The Board is responsible for the financial health of the school and establishes policy that supports growth as well as financial soundness.

3. The Board hires and evaluates the Head of School. It is The Board's responsibility to hire the Head of School, and support that individual as he or she implements stated goals, hires and trains faculty, and sees to the day-to-day operations of the school. The Board keeps its "eye on the big picture" while trusting the Head to manage program delivery, professional development, and many other daily tasks.

4. The Board supports the accreditation process and seeks to maintain good standing with the school's accrediting agencies: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. (SAIS/SACS)

5. The Board governs itself according to its bylaws and best practices as stated in the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) Trustee Handbook.

With carefully selected trustees and a written strategic plan, the Hancock Day School Board of Trustees endeavors to provide an excellent academic experience for its students, both those currently enrolled and also those who will join the Hancock family in the future.


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Hancock Day School Board
of Trustees 2016-2017

Mark Allen, Chair
Tori Chandler, Vice-Chair
Doris Bell, Emeritus
Renee Buckles, Secretary
Brian Markowitz, Treasurer
Clay Cheshire
Traci  Dixon
Neilie Dunn
Ken Jones
Nicholas Laybourn
Kirby Mason
David McCorvey
Curry Salandi
Tracey Tollison
Justin Watson
Francine Wright, Interim Head, Ex Officio


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