Board of Trustees

The Erie Day School Board of Trustees governs the school in consultation with the Head of School. This includes the adoption of the annual budget, assuring the School’s financial health, striving to continually improve all programs and services offered by the school, and maintaining in the best possible condition of all real estate and physical equipment.

The Board of Trustees consists of not less than 15 nor more than 22 Trustees, plus such Ex-Officio Trustees, Trustees Emeriti, and Honorary Trustees as provided in the Erie Day School Bylaws. Not fewer than one-half of the Trustees are current parents. Trustees other than Honorary, Ex-officio, and Emeriti Trustees are elected for a term of three years.

Erie Day School 2017-18 Board of Trustees

Stephen Pelkowski, Chairman

Dawn Rooth Schultz, Esq., Vice Chair

John Schulze, Treasurer

Christina Nacopoulos, Esq., Secretary

Geoffrey Beadle

Beth Burnside

Karen Coughlin

Melanie Glennon

Richard Griffith

Mili Chiang-Hanes

Jay Kang, M.D.

Kelly Kovacs

Stephen Kovacs, D.O.

Renee Lamis, Ph.D.

Ruthann Lipman, D.O., ‘90

Sumner E. Nichols II, Esq.

Michele Polon, D.O.

Charles Sunwabe, Esq.

Garrett Taylor, Esq.

Karen Tyler, D.Ed. Head of School, Ex-Officio


Patricia Schaal, Trustee Emeritus

John V. Schultz, Trustee Emeritus