We have no paid administrative position in the school. It is run completely by the parents through a Board of Directors (who are volunteer parents). The Board is guided by the Constitution and By-laws provided by the Crossroads Community Association. Any parent, whose child is registered, can volunteer for a position on the Board and as a result, have a voice in the policies of the school.
We have a few different positions available on the Board, most of which require less than 10 hours of work a month. The Board meets once a month to discuss problems, plan the year’s events, and implement improvements. If you are unable to fill a position, your support at the board meetings would be appreciated. As a parent run preschool, we greatly depend on your support.
2017/2018 school year board.
Administrative Director – Alysha Lederhouse
Creative Director – Kailey Sanchez
Secretary – Maria Russo
Treasurer – Courtney Zaharik
Death By Chocolate Director – Kim Buchanan/Robin Pommier
Fieldtrip Coordinator – Patricia Mendes
Volunteer Coordinator – Nubia Nasr
4A – Julia Colvin
4B – Joanne Mancuso
3A – Claire Kain
3B – Stephanie Nasrallah
Toy Steward – Teri Druar/Alysha Lederhouse
Website Coordinator – Alysha Lederhouse
This person works closely with the teacher, solving problems and delegating responsibilities to the other Board members. This person also ensures that materials and equipment are available and in good order. The Director will preside at all the Preschool meetings and is also the Preschool official representative in the community and for other situations that may arise. The Administrative Director will attend all Preschool Board meetings and Community Association meetings. This position sometimes requires 5+ hours per month.
This person also works closely with the teacher and the administrative director. This person makes sure all supplies and props are purchased for concerts and other special occasions. The Creative Director will attend all Preschool Board Meetings. This position sometimes requires 10+ hours per month.
This person records the minutes of the monthly meetings and he/she is responsible for any other correspondence that the Board may require. The secretary will also help with the registration process in March. This position requires about 2 hours per month.
This person collects and receives all the money for the preschool. The treasurer handles both the monthly fees and the fundraiser account. All deposit and disbursements required by the Board will be handled by the treasurer. This person will keep records of the income and expenses, and will prepare the financial statements. This person will also be responsible for dealing with NSF payments. The Treasurer will attend all Preschool Board meetings. This position may require 10+ hours per month.
Death By Chocolate Director:
This person oversees our annual fundraiser in the spring. This person coordinates the entertainment, the food, the silent auction and the events of the evening.
Field Trip Coordinator:
This person will organize and implement all field trips and special in-classroom guests that the Board recommends. Planning and booking these special events will be required throughout the entire school year. The Field Trip Coordinator will attend all Preschool Board meetings. This position requires about 5 hours per month.
This person will work with all 4 class coordinators to make sure that all classes have a Happy Helper. He/she may be required to contact parents if no happy helper is available. In addition, he/she will need to make sure that all fieldtrips meet the adult to child ratio. She will be required to attend the Preschool Board meetings once per month. This position may require a couple of hours per month.
Class Coordinator (One per class):
This person will be the liaison between the teacher and their designated class. They will be responsible for making sure their class has a full Happy Helper schedule. When no volunteer can be found, they will work with the volunteer coordinator to find a replacement. They will also be required to do fan out calls to parents if a class needs to be cancelled. They will be required to attend the Preschool Board meetings once per month. They will also be required to assemble a basket for our annual Death By Chocolate fundraiser. These positions require 10 hours per school year.