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Board Directory

All current parents are members of the Miquon Corporation and therefore, are invited and encouraged to attend monthly board meetings. These meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Often there are opportunities for parents to get involved with board committee work as well. If you have questions about the board or would like to get in touch with a board member, please contact Director of Development Charlotte Boulay at

André Robert Lee

Member, Board of Directors

André currently serves as the Executive Producer for the WNYC Live Radio show: Notes From America. He is a Film Maker, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Writer, and Educator. André has committed his entire career to building an army of change agents. His process includes Many Things; New York City Public Schools, The Ford Foundation, Miramax Films,…READ MORE »

Andrew Kirkpatrick

Member, Board of Directors

Stemming from my own love of nature and the outdoors which has guided my career in conservation, Miquon was a natural fit for our daughter, Stella. My wife and I love the teachers, staff, and the community, so we both serve the school. I joined the board in 2021 and my wife, Georgia, is the…READ MORE »

Claire Laver

Claire Laver '95

Member, Board of Directors

I have felt at home at Miquon since I started here as a student in the Nursery class, dressed in two-tone Umbro shorts and baggy t-shirts. My attire has changed over the years, but my love for Miquon has held strong. Miquon instilled in me a love of learning and appreciation for being in and…READ MORE »

Courtney Nassar

1st/2nd Grade Teacher; Member, Board of Directors

From the moment I stepped out of my car, I sensed that Miquon would be my next home. After teaching for years in Egypt and Morocco, I wanted to return home to magic. The day that the Miquon School appeared in my job search a spark was reignited. Choice time, boundaries, and mixed age classrooms…READ MORE »

Frances Sayers

Member, Board of Directors

Never did I anticipate learning so much from a school I did not attend! We came to Miquon looking for a school that would provide a strong education for our child, foster his growing sense of independence, and cultivate his love of learning. We wanted a place where he would be known. We found all…READ MORE »

Geetha Holdsworth

Geetha Holdsworth

Head of School

I remember the first time I heard of The Miquon School. I was a third and fourth grade teacher at a Progressive school in the Hudson Valley, NY. As I planned my classes, I found materials initially developed at Miquon, and I felt a deep sense of camaraderie with the school for how it encouraged…READ MORE »

Keshia Mahan

Member, Board of Directors

When I first set foot on the Miquon campus, I knew it was the school I wanted my children to attend. The philosophy of the school and the values they hold align so closely with my own. I wanted a place where my daughter could find her voice, be a child, love learning, and cultivate…READ MORE »

Lee-Ann Chae

Member, Board of Directors

It’s amazing to me how quickly my family fell in love with Miquon. Everyday, and everywhere on its beautiful campus, my son has the chance to wonder at the natural world, as Miquon fosters his joy for learning, as well as his sense of justice. He continues to develop as an independent and confident thinker,…READ MORE »

Mamta Shah

Member, Board of Directors

Greetings! My name is Mamta Shah and I am elated to join the Miquon Board of Directors. I am a learning scientist at a health and analytics company, and I teach undergraduate and graduate students in schools of education. Over the last 20 years, I have carved a unique professional identity at the intersection of…READ MORE »

Matt Taylor

Member, Board of Directors

I am a writer, editor, PR/marketing strategist, dog-walker, bird watcher, longtime (and one-time long-suffering) Boston Red Sox fan, devoted uncle, loving son and brother, and Super Fan of all things Miquon. A Lifer (Class of '84), Miquon (more than anything) has informed my core values and instilled my belief in the vital importance of both…READ MORE »

Mike Byun

Member, Board of Directors

I was born in South Korea and spent my early formative years on the island of Guam before moving stateside for college. I benefited from having access to various landscapes in my youth- whether navigating dense jungles in the sweltering island heat or exploring lively street markets in Seoul- I had the space to explore…READ MORE »

Miriam Rock '04

President, Board of Directors; Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Action Committee

I graduated from Miquon in 2004 and, to this day, consider it my most influential educational experience. As a current high school English teacher at Friends Select School, I draw on my experience at Miquon daily. I am constantly inspired by the ways in which its child-centered, progressive and rigorous curricula helped me develop agency…READ MORE »

Prentiss Smith

Treasurer, Board of Directors

My wife and I have two children at Miquon and have loved their experience so far. The campus setting recalls my childhood in rural Vermont and the natural environment has been a great extension of the classroom for our kids. I have lived in Philadelphia for well over a decade now, and run a socially-responsible…READ MORE »

Sarah Stippich

Librarian; Member, Board of Directors

As a child my parents often found me up in my favorite tree, reading a book. So when I saw the opportunity to join the staff at the Miquon School in a dreamy little library in the woods, at a school where children’s independence and creativity are nourished, my attention was piqued. After earning my…READ MORE »

Sasha Brown

Member, Board of Directors

When my niece started hugging trees at age 2, we knew we had to find a place that accepted her unique passions. Miquon has been that and so much more! She has such a great sense of self and I attribute this to our community at Miquon! I'm excited to share my unique experiences with…READ MORE »

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