Board of Trustees

2016 – 2017


Chair: John S. Pronovost, P’22, PP

Vice Chair: Dr. Steven Minkler, PP

Treasurer: Anne Briglia ’76, CFA

Board Secretary: Diana E. Smith ’55



Terry Bushka, P’21,’26

Oris Dunham

*Robert Garthwait, Jr. ’78, PP

Kevin Grimes P’18, PP

*Janet Punzelt Herfort ’44

Louise Knies, P’20, PP

Dr. James Nardozzi ’86, P’20

Carlos Rodrigues, P’22

Judith Kellogg Rowley ’53

Margaret D. Smith ’69




Dr. Polly Peterson, PP
Head of School

Joseph Hadam, PP
Academic Dean

Matthew Piechota
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Zembruski, P '21, '24 
President, Parents’ Association

Christopher Farrington '99 
President, Alumni Association


PP = Past Parent
*=Life Trustee


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Chase’s PreK program will give your child the freedom to explore the world and the structure to become an active, involved learner who is prepared for Kindergarten.

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With a traditional academic program paired our Program for Arts, Culture and Technology (PACT), the Middle School years are a time of remarkable growth and discovery.

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Innovation at Chase

We’ve integrated innovation and design thinking into our traditional curriculum – and created three high and low-tech design labs on campus, providing students the knowledge and space to chart their own course in terms of their approach to a project and the outcome they produce.

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