Athena is seeking a new Board of Trustee member with additional expertise in the field of education to provide depth to the Board’s overall competence in the field, to support the head of school, and to provide a unique perspective to the working initiatives of the Board. In particular, the Board is seeking individuals with the following experience:
Previously served as Head of School or school administrator;
Understands the details and nuance associated with Board and school-level policies and procedures;
Understands the operations of independent schools;
Previously contributed to the growth of a school’s student population and the associated administrative expansion required to support increased enrollment.
Special emphasis on risk management and personnel management. Experience in fundraising and development a plus.
OUR VISION Athena Academy’s vision is to become a leading institution for the teaching of dyslexic students. We will achieve this vision by developing, applying, and validating innovative teaching methods based on scientific research, and then share these methods with others with the goal of serving as many dyslexic students as possible.
Athena Academy is a nonprofit school for highly dyslexic children in grades 1-8. Despite struggling to learn how to read and write, these students are incredibly bright and gifted, and their creative strengths often exceed those of typical students. In fact, over 35 percent of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic, compared to 15 percent of the entire population. Serving on the Board of Athena is not just an investment in these children; it’s an investment in the future of innovation.
Located in Palo Alto, Athena is part Hogwarts and part Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Fictional comparison’s aside, Athena’s teaching methods are based on leading neuroscience research that is revolutionizing how to teach dyslexic children, causing top universities to take note. Despite recently achieving statewide accreditation, Athena remains an up-start, plucky, and unconventional school with a Board that tries to match the administration’s unique charm, vision, and performance.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
525 San Antonio AvePalo Alto, CA94306
September 24, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
5-6 Board Meetings per year @ 2.5 hours each, plus 5-10 committee meetings per year @ 1-2 hours each, plus preparation time.
Someone with a passion and/or curiosity toward education or dyslexia. We have successful older Board members who have contributed their experience and wisdom, as well as younger members who bring a lot of time/energy and grow into leadership roles.