Governance

The Girls’ School of Austin is governed by a Board of Trustees that has long-term vision, strong fiscal acumen and is well-grounded in “best” practices for outstanding private schools. The board actively supports and maintains the School’s mission, values and vision and accepts ultimate responsibility for the School’s legal well-being and financial and administrative strength and advancement.

Four standing committees oversee the affairs of the School:

  •  The Committee on Trustees plays a vital role by ensuring that there are enough qualified board members on the team, nurturing relationships with potential board members, and providing orientation and training to board members.
  • Chair: Kim-Ha Nguyen
  •  The Finance Committee drives financial excellence through budgeting, development of financial controls, record-keeping, bookkeeping, and finance.
  • Chair: Lynne Fowler
  • The primary role of the development committee is to advise the Board and staff of the school on all matters pertaining to fund development and to oversee and coordinate the ongoing fund development efforts of the school.
  • Chair: Susan Hewlitt

 

  • The Marketing Committee oversees all communications initiatives, marketing research and public relations.
  • Chair: Rachel Nguyen

The following individuals currently serve as trustees:

Susie Kelly

Board Chair

Susan Hewlitt

Development Chair

Rachel Nguyen

Trustee

Rocco Sanford

Trustee

Kim-Ha Nguyen

Vice-Chair

Susie Gravette

Secretary

Allison Wetzel

Trustee

Lynne Fowler

Treasurer

Lisa Schmitt

Head of School, Middle School Math, Seventh Grade Advisor

Sean Flammer

Trustee