Board of Trustees

Mount Tamalpais School is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of 18 members. The board is made up of community representatives, each having been elected based on their commitment to the school and particular areas of expertise. Our MTS Board of Trustees and Head of School work together to build and maintain a mission-driven school ethos that centers around community.

Mount Tamalpais School Board of Trustees 2020-2021

Heidi Altree
Bridget Anderson
Kevin Barnes
Nancy Turner Bernstein*
Travis Brownley
Courtney della Cava
Matthew Estes
Dan Higgins
C. Jason Payne

* Board Chairperson

Alexandra Stallone ('04)
Heather Wells
Laurent Huguenin
Nancy Kehoe
Elizabeth Syufy Kelley
Graham Mannion
Stacy Metcalf
Cynthia Myers
Katrina O'Connell

Our Mission

Mount Tamalpais School is committed to the development of knowledge and goodness within children in an inclusive, nurturing, academically inspiring, environment. An MTS education, vigorous, creative and process-driven, develops children who are well prepared for their future while remaining young at heart. We infuse the academic, artistic, and athletic programs with the values of kindness, integrity, respect, and self-reliance so that all students can fully realize their human potential.


     2020- 2021 Board of Trustees Goals

- Partner with Head of School to advance & protect the mission of MTS
- Excellent Fiscal Stewardship
- Excellent Governance and Institutionalization of Governance Structure

- Robust Development
- Evaluation and Compensation for Head of School  
- Develop Strategic Plan & Strategic Priorities
- Create and Monitor a Facilities Master Plan

Bylaws & Best Practices

The Board of Trustees follows the principles of good practice set forth by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), as well as our own internal bylaws and best practices. The board is proud to announce our recent adoption of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Mount Tamalpais School. You may view our newly adopted bylaws here.