Board of Trustees

The Bala House Board of Trustees is primarily responsible for providing effective governance for Bala House; day-to-day management of Bala House is the responsibility of our outstanding School Director. Trustees contribute to the success of the school by working collaboratively with other trustees and school administration on strategic and tactical plans to achieve the school’s mission and objectives.

The Board is made up of enthusiastic individuals with a strong commitment to the mission of Bala House Montessori. They have experience in the following areas: development (fundraising, grant writing, marketing), facilities, finance or accounting, scholarship, community relations, human resources and law.

The trustees who comprise the Board are not just parents of current Bala House students; on the contrary, Trustees have included Bala House alumna, parents of former Bala House students, grandparents of current Bala House student, and individuals without direct connections to Bala House.

The Board meets on six or seven Monday evenings during the academic year (September to June). Trustees commit to serving for two years and are asked to make a personally significant contribution to the Bala House Annual Fund each year. No particular dollar amount is required; however, the Board strives for 100% participation each year as a means for providing leadership and encouragement to the rest of our community.

Serving on the Bala House Board is a very rewarding experience. Trustees have the opportunity to develop non-profit community board experience while assisting Bala House with crucial projects.

If you are interested in serving on the Bala House Board of Trustees or have a recommendation for us, please contact the Trustees Chair.


Eric Sasson- President
Brad Thompson- Vice President
Jessica Sharp – Secretary

Diane Force, School Director

Board Committees
Jessica Sharp- Chair
Allison Gilboy
Andy Kitaeff

Kendra Placek- Chair
Sam Anaokar

Human Resources
Kathy A. Le – Chair
Eric Sasson

Tuition Assistance
Jessica Sharp – Chair
Allison Gilboy

Bradley Thompson – Chair
Steve Wennik

Bala House Montessori - 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 - p. (610) 664-6767 - f. (610) 664-6792