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Armstrong School




Board of Trustees

The Charles Armstrong School Board is currently comprised of 16 Trustees who volunteer their time and resources to advancing the mission and goals of Armstrong.  Board composition reflects the strategic expertise, resources, and perspectives needed to achieve the mission and strategic objectives of the school.

Our Trustees include current parents, past parents and individuals from the broader community as well as  additional Special Trustees – the CAPSO Chair Liaison, two Liaisons to the UCSF Partnership, and our Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Wilbur Mattison, Jr.  The Board works closely with Jessica Miller, who is an exceptional Head of School and fully dedicated to delivering our mission with excellence. 

Like other accredited independent schools, the Board is responsible for four general areas relating to the school: 

  • Mission:  The Board is responsible for and serves as the steward of the school’s mission.
  • Fiscal Oversight:  The Board is responsible for the financial stability and financial future of the institution.   
  • Strategy:  The Board, working closely with the Head of School, sets strategic direction.
  • Head of School:  The Board hires, supports and evaluates the Head of School. 

The Board’s primary work and focus is long-term and strategic; the Board does not involve itself in the day-to-day operations of the school.  

We are a working Board that organizes itself around the following committees:  Executive, Development, Finance, Buildings and Grounds, Technology, Governance, Head Support and Evaluation, Audit and 50th Anniversary sub-committee.  Several of our committees include non-Board members. 

Our Board goals each year are driven by Armstrong’s three major strategic priorities: 

Fulfilling our Promise to deliver our mission with excellence and to be a leader in education for students with language-based learning differences including our groundbreaking partnership with the University of California at San Francisco to transform and accelerate dyslexia research.

Enhancing our Facilities to meet the needs of our program.

Securing our Future by attracting, developing and retaining the best possible faculty and staff and ensuring Charles Armstrong School maintains its long history of financial and organizational stability and programmatic excellence.




 Special Trustees

Audrey Fox

Beth Springer
 Vice President

Clint Oram

Sydney Bernier


Betsy Berman

Michael Formolo

Barbara Frome

Michael Huskins

Michael Jamieson

Cheri Jaunich

Adolfo Riedel

Grace Shanahan

Kerry Slattery

Jenny Stein

Katie Storey

Brian Wood


Wilbur E. Mattison, Jr., M.D.
Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Jessica R. Miller
Head of School 

Kim Bottoms
CAPSO Chair Liaison

Steven Carnevale
UCSF Co-Liaison

David Evans
UCSF Co-Liaison




If you have questions about the Charles Armstrong Board, please contact Susanna Bonetti at You can also link to our Strategic Goals and Board Forum.

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Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

Main Line: 650-592-7570

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