Board of Trustees

Robert Bellafiore, Chair, Founder and Principal, Stanhope Partners

Joe Bonilla, Vice Chair, Managing Partner and Senior Media Director, Relentless Awareness, LLC

Jeff Buell, Treasurer, Partner, Redburn Development

Barb McCandless

Heather LaVine, Owner, Peck’s Arcade and Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar

Doug Lemov, Managing Director, Taxonomy of Effective Teaching Practices, Uncommon Schools

Drey Martone, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, College of Saint Rose

Sharif Kabir, Executive Deputy Commissioner NYS Liquor Authority

The Board of Trustees meeting schedule for the 2020-21 school year is as follows. Please call the school at (518) 445-3100 to confirm dates and times about the meetings. All meetings take place at 8:30 a.m., at 2 Polk Street, Troy, NY 12180 unless otherwise noted.


August 12 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom (
October 14 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom (
October 29 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom (
December 2 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom (


January 13 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom (
March 15 at 12 p.m. via Zoom (942 4546 4607)
March 31 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (945 8948 8643)
April 28 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom (954 3665 0877)
May 13 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (
June 3 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (
June 24 at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom – Regular Meeting
June 24 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom – Special Meeting

All meetings are open to the public and a portion of each agenda is set aside for speakers. To address the Board, please email the school at by noon the day before the meeting at which you wish to speak.

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