Happy Holidays!

The board is thrilled to announce the promotion of Martha Foote to Executive Director and Lauren Engel  to Operations Manager.

Martha joined the Collective over a year ago as our Education Director and was also a Collective parent for two years. She’s served as our acting Executive Director for the last 3 months and brings a wealth of experience to her new role. We are excited about the future of the Collective under her leadership.

Lauren has held the position of Office Manager for 4 years. Her  years of hard work and institutional knowledge has made her an invaluable member of the administration team.  Her promotion is well deserved and we are convinced that her expanded role will be a great fit.

Please join the board in welcoming and congratulating Martha and Lauren in their new positions!

We are presently seeking an Administrative Associate to support running the day to day operations. We are using all of our resources to cast a wide net so if you have any suggestions or qualified candidates in mind please share with Penny (pennywlewis@gmail.com). The link to the position can be found at http://www.idealist.org/view/job/9sfmb4h4mtBD/

The Collective’s foundation has always been the work of the teachers. We value their consistent contribution  and I would like to thank them for meeting such great challenges during this most recent transition. In Spring 2015 the Collective will follow the public school calendar and close during spring break. The staff has repeatedly made this request citing burnout, which affects  the classroom climate and staff morale. We are hoping the advance notice will give families time to plan for the change.

Please contact me (pscccboard@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns you may have, or any topics you would like to add to a future board meeting agenda.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Damond for the board