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.
October 14 at 8:30 a.m.
October 29 at 3:00 p.m.
December 2 at 8:30 a.m.


January 13 at 8:30 a.m.
March 17 at 8:30 a.m.
June 23 at 8:30 a.m.

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.


For past Board meeting materials, click here.