Mission, Vision, Board of Trustees
The VMS Board of Trustees actively supports and promotes our mission, vision, strategic goals, and policy positions. The Board sets policy and focuses on long-range and strategic issues while refraining from becoming involved directly in specific management, personnel, or curricular issues.
Board of Trustees Bios
- Liza Alrick, Treasurer
- Pepper Etters
- Markian Feduschak
- Amy Gish
- Paul Graf
- Joe Hanlon
- Larisa Haytmanek
- Mandy Jaffe
- Rebecca (Becky) Kinney
- Susanne Johnson
- Nicole Magistro
- Philip Pillsbury III
- Melissa Provencher, Vice Chairperson
- Chris Rozzell
- Dave Saunders
- Karen Spall
- Kristin Tang, Chairperson
Liza Alrick, Treasurer
Rebecca (Becky) Kinney
Philip Pillsbury III
Melissa Provencher, Vice Chairperson
Kristin Tang, Chairperson
2021 VMS Rolling Strategic Plan
- Clarify and communicate educational philosophy based upon our mission, traditions, and core values to the external community, current families, faculty, staff, and prospective families.
- Educate the community about the unique cultures of each division while adhering to the mission and vision of the school.
- Examine programming for our highly motivated students and consider new resources.
- Support student wellness through a review of our K-12 social emotional programs and curriculum.
- Prioritize enrollment of mission-appropriate students.
- Foster enrollment of students from different socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ensure a community culture that supports the inclusion and belonging of an increasingly diverse student body.
- Review, create, and then display age-appropriate visuals of a Portrait of a VMS Student.
- Hire and transition a new Head of School.
Create more opportunities for faculty and staff input in the school’s programs and decision-making process.
- Review faculty and staff compensation with a particular focus on transparency and fairness.
- Identify opportunities to increase faculty and staff access to housing.
- Focus on faculty and staff wellness through a review of behavioral health support.
- Evaluate the best use of our physical space and opportunities for additions on our current campus.
- Resolve the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) agreement with the Town of Vail.
- Launch our Rolling 5-year Facility Maintenance Plan.
- Explore the ideal size of school based on our programming and physical space.
- Provide increased student and parent education to reinforce the responsibilities and commitments each makes as a community member of VMS.
- Review the impact of the VMS partnership with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail on all aspects of the school.
- Research enrollment accessibility with regard to transportation, scholarship, and tuition assistance across divisions.
INCLUSION & BELONGING
- Prioritize Inclusion & Belonging initiatives within the VMS community.
- Ensure compliance with the NAIS and ACIS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion standards.
- Establish an operational Inclusion & Belonging committee.
- Secure permanent funding for Inclusion & Belonging consulting, staffing, and programming.
- Increase the diversity of the members of the VMS Board of Trustees, board committees, and faculty and staff to ensure it reflects the community as a whole.
- Add at least $10M to our existing endowment in order to support the legacy of VMS in perpetuity.
- Update our Rolling 5-year Financial Plan.
- Secure permanent funding for the VMS Speaker Series.
- Create a more robust culture of philanthropy in the VMS community.