Board of Trustees

About EDS’ Board of Trustees

The board of trustees of EDS is a group of 12 individuals, all of whom are deeply committed to the future of the school. Together, they are positioning EDS to continue being an exceptional educational opportunity in the area for the next generation of students. Consistently, discussions about the future of the school are always framed by the question, “Will this decision allow EDS to continue to realize its mission of engaging the mind, body, and spirit of every student?” Collectively, the board has one employee, the head of school. They charge the head of school with managing the day-to-day operations of the school. Trustees do not, nor will not, have conversations with parents, or others, about faculty members, the school’s programs, or other operational matters. These should be shared with the head of school. Trustees are elected for a three year terms, which can be renewed once. Trustees offer unique skills and interests to the board, and to the school as a whole. It is anticipated that the current board will write a new strategic plan in the next 2-3 years. The board meets every six weeks. Parents who are interested in being considered for board service should write a letter of introduction and address it to:  Chair, Committee on Trustees. This expression of interest can be submitted to the staff in the main office of EDS.


Executive Committee

Board Members

Mitch Lancaster
Chairman (Class of 2019)
Joanie Freeman
(Class of 2020)
Billy Carter
Vice Chairman (Class of 2019)
Ben Jones
(Class of 2021)
Shirley Denardo
Secretary (Class of 2020)
Michelle Kaiser
(Class of 2021)
Rick Palmer
Treasurer (Class of 2021)
Melody Miller McClelland
(Class of 2019)
Shane Moubry
(Class of 2020)

Ex-Officio Board Member

Christopher Rhue
(Class of 2020)
Thomas G. Brereton
Head of School
Keri Van Scoyoc
(Class of 2021)
John Talk, IV
Joseph B. Vaughn
(Class of 2019)
Mary Balfour Dunlap
Associate Rector
John Oettinger
EEC Vestry Liaison