NAIS Board of Trustees

The NAIS Board of Trustees, made up of 22 individuals, addresses its fiduciary, strategic, and generative duties, led by the officers and the executive committee.

NAIS has six standing committees, and also engages task forces and subcommittees as important issues arise. The full board meets three times a year, in Washington in June and November, and at the NAIS Annual Meeting in late February or early March. Committees also meet by teleconference. 

The NAIS Board of Trustees is committed to diversity and actively seeks those belonging to underrepresented populations.

View the current NAIS board of trustees

Voting for NAIS Trustees: Proxy or Delegate Appointment for Heads Not Attending the Annual Meeting of Members

Many heads of school will be at the Annual Meeting of Members in Atlanta on March 8, 2018, which takes place in conjunction with the NAIS Annual Conference. However, if you do not plan to attend the meeting, you can still vote for the nominated trustees for the NAIS board. You may do so either through selecting a school delegate who will be at the meeting or by assigning your vote to the board secretary.

If you attend the Annual Meeting, there is no reason to complete a proxy or delegate appointment.

Read the letter from Katherine Dinh, NAIS board chair

Proxy/Delegate Appointment Form

Below you will find the proxy/delegate appointment form. The deadline to submit either the online form or the paper form is February 26, 2018.  

2018 Nominees for the NAIS Board of Trustees

Below are the nominees for 2018. Download the 2018 nominees' biographies​.
The nominations for board officers on the trustees' slate are as follows:
  • Bernie Noe, head of school, Lakeside School, Seattle (Washington), chair
  • Randall Dunn, head of school, The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago (Illinois), vice chair
  • Joan Buchanan Hill, head of school, The Lamplighter School, Dallas (Texas), secretary
The nominations for a second term on the trustees' slate are as follows:
  • James McManus, executive director, California Association of Independent Schools, Burbank (California)
  • James K. Scott, president, Punahou School, Honolulu (Hawaii)
The nominations for a first term on the trustees' slate are as follows: 
  • Veronica Codrington-Cazeau, head of school, The Evergreen School, Shoreline (Washington)
  • James P. Honan, senior lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge (Massachusetts)
  • Michael Nachbar, executive director, Global Online Academy, Seattle (Washington)
  • Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise, head of school, Sea Crest School, Half Moon Bay (California)


Contact Cheryl Thibideau, executive assistant, at