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.


Brad Thompson- President
Eric Sasson- Chairman Emeritus

Diane Force, School Director

Board Members
Sam Anaokar
Jen Gerney
Andy Kitaeff
Kathy Le
Tej Patel
Adam Podowitz-Thomas
Eric Sasson
Bradley Thompson
Steve Wennik
Ting Zhou

Board Committees
Andy Kitaeff

Sam Anaokar- Chair

Human Resources
Kathy A. Le – Chair
Jen Gerney

Tuition Assistance
Bradley Thompson

Steve Wennik- Chair

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

The Bala House is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal, or local laws.