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Message from the

Board of Trustees' President 

 Dear Armstrong Community Members,

 On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to share with you the  work and roll of the Board as well as our goals for the 2016-2017 school  year. 

 The Board is currently comprised of 12 Trustees who volunteer their time  and resources to advancing the mission and goals of Armstrong.  Board  composition reflects the strategic expertise, resources, and perspectives  needed to achieve the mission and strategic objectives of the school.

 Our Trustees include current parents, past parents and individuals from  the broader community as well as four additional Special Trustees – the  CAPSO Co-Chair, two Liaisons to the UCSF Partnership, and our  Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Wilbur Mattison, Jr.  The Board works closely with Jessica Miller, who is an exceptional Head of School and fully dedicated to delivering our mission with excellence. 

Like other accredited independent schools, the Board is responsible for four general areas relating to the school:

Mission:  The Board is responsible for and serves as the steward of the school’s mission.Fiscal Oversight:  The Board is responsible for the financial stability and financial future of the institution.   Strategy:  The Board, working closely with the Head of School, sets strategic direction.
Head of School:  The Board hires, supports and evaluates the Head of School. 


The Board’s primary work and focus is long-term and strategic; the Board does not involve itself in the day-to-day operations of the school.  

We are a working Board that organizes itself around the following committees:  Executive, Development, Finance, Buildings and Grounds, Technology, Governance, Head Support and Evaluation, Audit and 50thAnniversary Subcommittee.  Several of our committees include non-Board members. 


Our primary goals for the 2016-2017 school year are driven by our three major strategic priorities: 

Fulfilling our Promise to deliver our mission with excellence and to be a leader in education for students with language-based learning differences including our groundbreaking partnership with the University of California at San Francisco to transform and accelerate dyslexia research.

Enhancing our Facilities to meet the needs of our program.

Securing our Future by attracting, developing and retaining the best possible faculty and staff and ensuring Charles Armstrong School maintains its long history of financial and organizational stability and programmatic excellence.

Driven by these strategic priorities, the Board approved the following primary goals for the 2016-2017 school year:

1.  Monitor progress against our strategic priorities and identify strategic questions for consideration in our next strategic planning process, which will coincide with the Armstrong Self-Study and accreditation process through CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) in 2017-2018.

2.   Continue to grow philanthropic support through our annual fundraising programs and solidify the plans to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018!

3.  Ensure Armstrong’s strength for the future by continuing to develop a financially sustainable model, creating a long-term approach to risk management assessment and ensuring the school continues to sustain outstanding leadership. 

On behalf of the entire Board, we thank you for your continued support of this extraordinary school and wish you and your family happy holidays. 


Audrey Fox
Board of Trustees


We Value:

• Teamwork & Collaboration
• Academic Excellence
• Commitment to Our Mission
• Respect
• Responsibility & Accountability

We'd love to hear 
from you!

Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

Main Line: 650-592-7570

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