Glenview Methodist Preschool is governed and operated by a parent Board of Directors (“BOD”) who work with the Director and teachers to oversee the operation of our school. The Board sets policies, procedures and the budget for the school as well as organizing school-wide social and/or fundraising events. Membership on the BOD requires attendance of monthly evening meetings, usually held the 1st Tuesday of each month during the school year. Exec Board members are required to attend an additional meeting each month. Service on the BOD is the best way to directly impact the direction and philosophies of the school, therefore it is the best way to influence your child’s experience at GMPS. All parents are welcome to attend general Board meetings if you want to check us out in action!
In addition to serving on the Board, there are many other volunteer opportunities with various levels of commitment. Becoming a room parent, participating in toy cleaning, or joining the Benefit Committee are just some of the ways to get involved. We currently have some openings on our Benefit Committee, with positions for a wide range of commitment levels and interests. Our Benefit Team puts on our biggest fundraiser and social event of the year, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!
We encourage all parents to consider serving on the BOD, becoming a room parent, or volunteering as a means of fully participating in the early education of your child/ren and building community within the school. Please reach out to our President, Kristin McColgan, with questions about the Board, concerns, or ideas!
2018-2019 Board of Directors & Volunteer Committee
President – Kristin McColgan
Vice President – Emily Omer
Secretary – Kristen Fox
Long Range Planning – Megan Lehn
Treasurer – Jennifer Bretz
Social Co-Chairs – Abby Stuebe & Katie Hunt
Media Relations – Kathy Sukenik
Volunteer & Room Parent Coordinator – Dru Van Harten
Seasonal Fundraising – Megan Spathis & Beth Parker
Hospitality – Rachael Chaiken
Benefit Co-Chairs – Jenna Barrett & Luiza Puzan
Donations Chair – Val Morse
Toy Cleaning – Katie Ericson
Scholastic Books – Amanda Wetterman
Board of Directors Positions
*Denotes Exec Board Member
*President: The President works closely with the Director to oversee successful operation of the school. S/he leads monthly Exec and full board meetings and collaborates with board and committee members to ensure activities run smoothly.
*Vice President: In general, the Vice President assists the President as necessary in addition to planning the end of the year teacher luncheon and implementing the school survey.
*Treasurer: Provides board insight on all finance related matters. Acts as board liaison to the bookkeeper.
*Long Range Planning: Keeps progress or assists in the planning of long term projects or improvements that need to happen at the school.
*Secretary: Responsible for taking and keeping record of detailed notes at full board and exec board meeting as well as updating the Parent Handbook each year.
Media Relations: This chair serves as a liaison between GMPS and the general public through promotion of GMPS events. During the school year, s/he provides press releases to local media for all major GMPS events and happenings and compiles photos at all major GMPS events for release to local media and for posting on GMPS social media pages.
Social: The Social chair is to encourage a sense of community within GMPS families. S/he is responsible for the planning, organizing, and executing of all non-fundraising school events, such as the new family cocktail party and Mom’s/Dad’s Night Out during the school year.
Seasonal Fundraising: This chair is responsible for planning and overseeing all fundraising projects (outside of the Annual Benefit). They coordinate the Holiday Gift Guide received at the beginning of the year.
Volunteers/Room Parent Coordinator: This chair is responsible for the recruitment of, and communication to, all the preschool volunteers throughout the school year. The Volunteers chair works with the room parents to recruit volunteers for school-wide events.
Hospitality: The Hospitality chair works with the Director to provide food and drink at various Preschool functions.
Additional Volunteer Roles
(Not required to attend monthly meetings)
Benefit Chair(s): This role is to be shared among a committee of members. Each member of the Benefit Committee would spearhead a specific section of planning the auction events, which include the online auction, decorations/event entertainment, wine line/basket organization, event set-up/auction close & check-out and event promotion.
Donation Chair(s): This chair oversees and assists in soliciting donations from local businesses and GMPS families to be used in the GMPS Annual Benefit/Auction.
Scholastic Books: This chair will be responsible for our monthly Scholastic Book orders, which includes working with the Director to distribute the month Scholastic flyers and submitting the school’s monthly order for processing.
Toy Cleaning: This chair organizes 4 toy cleanings during the school year, including recruiting volunteers and working with the Director for supplies to execute the cleanings.