Board of Directors

Near North's Board of Directors provides guidance and direction for the school, oversees budgeting to ensure financial stability and ensures that the school maintains its focus on its educational mission.

Individuals on the board are current parents and possess a wide range of experience and talents and also serve on Board Committees. Members of the NNM community are welcome to attend open board meetings. Meetings are held at least four times a year, typically on Monday evenings, and notification of such meetings are listed in the This Week and on the school calendar.


Chip Hunter, President
Dan Menitoff, Vice President
Frederic Boyer, Treasurer
Heidi Schmid Whiting, Secretary


Non-voting members

Audrey Perrott, Head of School
Daniel Blanco, Lead Teacher, 6-9
Jamie Clemmons, Lead Teacher/Advisor, STEM
Robert Hart, Finance & Operations Director


Jovita Baber
Mary Beyer
Gary Cloudman
Kamau Coar
Jace Cole
Richard Dresden
Randall Froeschle
Shubhra Jain
Kerl LaJeune
Ariel Litvin
Julianne Sampson
Reid Schar
Kate Sirkin
Matt Zweifel