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. Meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year are planned for August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 6 (note change to Tuesday), January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 1 (note change to 1st week). The board usually takes a recess in July.

Meetings are open to the public. Starting September 2022, the TA Board will return to conducting its meetings in person in the TA library, with a link provided for those who want to participate virtually. 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
  • Marisa Donovan, Vice President
  • Julie Acker, Town of Thetford Representative
  • Sarah Adams, Town of Strafford Representative
  • Erin Boyd
  • Dana Grossman
  • Rebecca Hanissian, Town of Lyme Representative
  • Blythe Keane
  • Harry Kinne
  • Paul Mutone
  • Sam Perry
  • Cara Ray
  • Katie Saunders
  • Sheilagh Smith
  • Lucy Wagner
  • Ashley Woo


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

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 varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.