Board of Trustees
President: Miguel de Arcos
Vice President: Ed Walls
Secretary: Kelly Prince
Treasurer: Gil Santos
Janet Morris & Donna Hilyard
Parents' Club Representative
Members at Large
Karen DeVinney, Charlie Freeman,
Bill Hull, Jerisa Pierson, Tom Riley
Janet Stroup, Fr. Paul McQueen, Mark Lamoriello
Sweetwater Episcopal Academy is governed by an independent Board of Trustees made up of 15 members. Members consist of the Rector, Head of School, 2 Vestry Representatives, 3 ECR parish representatives, the Parents’ Club President and 7 Members at Large. Members are nominated and elected by the Board who strive for a committed, diverse group of individuals.
Board members serve on a variety of committees, some of which are standing committees.: Finance, Buildings and Grounds; Marketing and Development/Long range planning and some of which are formed on an ad hoc basis to meet the needs of the strategic plan.
The Board’s Role
The Board is charged with ensuring the long-term, mission-based, sustainable success and viability of the school. As such, it is concerned with the needs of the school over several generations; therefore, its focus is setting the strategic direction of the school. The Board does not manage the day-to-day or tactical operations of the school. The Board hires a School Head who delegates the day-to-day managerial responsibility within the general parameters and principles that it has established. The Board meets regularly to set policy and to monitor progress of the school’s strategic plan.
In 2010, the Sweetwater Episcopal Academy Board of Trustees met in cooperation with an ad hoc committee of parents and input from a survey from parents and staff. The result was a Strategic Plan that establishes a direction for SEA for the next five year and guides the school towards its long-term vision.
The SEA Family delivers academic and enrichment excellence in a loving environment guided by Christian values.
- A lifelong eagerness to learn
- Love, Gratitude, and Kindness
- Spiritual Growth
- Respect, Responsibility, and Integrity
- Unity among students, faculty, parents, church, and community
- Will be true to our mission, traditions, and values.
- Will have outstanding teachers, implementing progressive teaching practices.
- Will have competitive faculty compensation packages, including professional development.
- Will advance and support diversity.
- Will have state-of-the-art facilities.
- Will have strong financial resources and a healthy endowment.
- Provide an environment and programs that allow our students to fully maximize their talents.
- Develop, Recruit, and support an Exceptional Faculty
- Collaborate and share vision with Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
- Create and implement a comprehensive communications and marketing plan to promote the SEA of today and tomorrow.
- Secure the financial future of the school.
The current Board is ready and committed to meeting these challenges. We are glad that you have chosen SEA for your child’s education and we look forward to the future of our school together. The Board welcomes input from SEA parents.