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Leadership

Giddens School is a Washington non-profit, section 501 (c) (3) corporation. A self-perpetuating Board of Trustees governs the school and holds it “in trust” for future generations of students.

Our Board of Trustees is composed of current and alumni parents, alumni, and professionals from the education and business communities. Trustees serve as volunteers and are committed to fulfilling the school's mission and the long-term sustainability of the school. The Head of School is an ex-officio, non-voting, member of the board.

Partnering closely with the Head of School, the board sets long-range policies to fulfill the mission of the school and lead it successfully into the future. The Head of School is the board’s only employee. The Head of School controls all of the operational and educational affairs of the school, administers policies, hires, evaluates and dismisses all school employees, and guides the day-to-day operation of the school.


Selection of trustees is a multi-step process that is led by the board's Governance Committee, which evaluates the professional and personal skills that are needed on the board to best serve the school. Potential trustees must be voted in by a two-thirds majority of the current board. Trustee terms are three-year commitments and trustees may be re-elected for one additional term.

2022-2023 Board of Trustees

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Titles: Trustee
Mark Donovan

Mark Donovan

Titles: Trustee
Jarad Gifford

Jarad Gifford

Titles: Trustee
Jordan Grant

Jordan Grant

Titles: Trustee
Angelo Gray

Angelo Gray

Titles: Trustee
Viren Kamdar

Viren Kamdar

Titles: Trustee, Chair
Julia Katz

Julia Katz

Titles: Trustee
Dana Martindale

Dana Martindale

Titles: Trustee
Morva McDonald

Morva McDonald

Titles: Head of School
Emily McKenzie

Emily McKenzie

Titles: Trustee
Alex Nicholas

Alex Nicholas

Titles: Trustee
Melanie Roberson

Melanie Roberson

Titles: Trustee
Alex Samano

Alex Samano

Titles: Trustee, Former Chair
Ash Warren

Ash Warren

Titles: Trustee