Board's Corner

Meet our new Head of School
This week, we are delighted to have our incoming Head of School Dr. Alfonso Orsini here at TIS. Throughout the week, he will be meeting with Board members, administrative staff, faculty and community educational leaders to ensure a smooth transition come July 1, 2009. There will be many opportunities for parents to meet with him to discuss the future of our school. The Board has tried to arrange multiple venues and forums to ensure all parents have an opportunity to talk with Dr. Orsini. Here they are:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 8:15-9:30 am in the gym
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the conference area on the top floor of the Wright Building (we are trying to get child care)
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:15-9:30 am in the gym.

Finally, due to the generosity of Aric and Michelle Wood, we will host a cocktail party in the Woods' Portland home on Friday April 3, 2009 at 6:00-8:00 pm (no children). Please RSVP for this Friday night event at (up to 35 parents may attend). Once you RSVP, we will forward a confirmation and address.

We are excited about the leadership and experience Dr. Orsini brings to TIS. Please take one of these opportunities to meet with him and discuss the school's future.

Upcoming board meetings
We will have a Board meeting on April 9, 2009 at 6:30 in the music room. At this meeting we will introduce the first draft of the revised Board By-laws. In addition, we will be adopting the Strategic Plan, which has been prepared with input from every part of our community. All Board meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend.

On May 21, 2009, we will hold our annual meeting in the gym. During this meeting, we will present the budget for the 2009-10 school year for public review. We will also hold a question and answer session as well as elect members for next year. Please come and meet the Board.

Finally, if you have questions about who is on the Board or what we do, please feel free to look at the TIS website under Trustees or forward your question to

Michelle Kerin
President, Board of Trustees