Healthy Fall Task Force

The Healthy Fall Task Force (HFTF) is charged with creating a plan for opening day operating assumptions and making recommendations to incoming Head of School, John Evans and the Board of Trustees.  We are researching mitigation strategies, studying a wealth of information and advice from a broad range of sources including Independent school leaders at NAIS, CAIS and NYSAIS. We are considering the advice of experts across science, public health, the economy and beyond to develop clear criteria and guidelines to inform our decisions for opening campus.  

The task force is researching and investigating data, and any information pertinent to the following six areas.

·  Safety & Risk Mediation-Facilities Assessment

·  Faculty/Staff/Student Wellness

·  Teaching and Learning- Virtual Village 2.0

·  Enrollment, Equity and Experience  

·  Finance/Legal

·  Communications

Transparency is important as we consider how our decisions impact all members of our community and time is a commodity that is running short these days. We are confident in the task force as we move forward, and grateful for the constructive feedback and thoughtful questions of our community.

Healthy Fall Task Force Members

• John Evans, incoming Head of School (Academics, Curriculum, Legal, General Operations)

• Caroline Byfield, Principal (incoming Assistant Head of School), Co-Leader 
(Academics, Curriculum, General Operations)

• Manuel Pardo, CFO/COO, Co-Leader (Finance, Operations, Legal, Logistics)

• Kenzo Bergeron, Math Coordinator (incoming Teaching and Learning Coordinator) 
(Academics, Faculty Development, Scheduling)

• Gricelda Gamboa, Director of Auxiliary Programs and Human Resources Director 
(Human Resources, Legal, Auxiliary Activities)

• Kathy Silberman, School Nurse (Medical and Safety)

• Sara Singsank, Director of Development and Parent Engagement
(Parent Expectations, Public Relations, Communications)

• Eric Wlasak, Diversity and Equity Coordinator (Faculty, Inclusion, Communications)

•Tim Lind, Writing  (Upper Division) and Co-Athletic Director (3rd though 6th - Academics)

•Beth Reilly, Transitional Kindergarten (TK through 2nd Grades - Academics)

Comments or questions contact us at hftf@village-school.org.

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