Board of Trustees

Thetford Academy is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

The Thetford Academy Board of Trustees consists of no more than 21 members, including an alumni representative nominated by the Thetford Academy Alumni Association; town representatives nominated by the school boards of Thetford, VT, Strafford, VT, and Lyme, NH; and numerous members-at-large from the community. The TA Board of Trustees is a self-electing board. Trustees serve four-year terms, with the exception of the town representatives who are elected for one year at a time.

Board Meetings

The TA Board generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month with a meeting start time of 6:45 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Due to Covid, the TA Board has conducted its meetings online since April 2020. Meeting dates for the 2022 fiscal year are Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 6, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, and June 9. Meeting agendas and the Head of School monthly report are available at this link; meeting minutes are posted directly on this page.

Board Members

Donna Steinberg, President
Gio Bosco, Vice President
Julie Acker, Town of Thetford Representative
Sarah Adams, Town of Strafford Representative
Marisa Donovan, Member
Karl Furstenberg, Town of Lyme Representative
Dana Grossman, Member
Robin Junker-Boyce, Member
Harry Kinne, Member
Lindsey Klecan, Member
Paul Mutone, Member
Sam Perry, Member
Cara Ray, Member
Katie Saunders, Member
Sheilagh Smith, Member
John Ziegler, Member

Questions for the Thetford Academy Board of Trustees can be directed to Board President, Donna Steinberg, or Vice President, Gio Bosco.

Governance-Related Documents



We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.