Board of Directors

From its earliest years, The Foote School has been guided by dedicated parents and community members who have volunteered to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for providing strategic vision and direction; financial stewardship and oversight of campus facilities; as well as appointing, evaluating and supporting the Head of School. Its members are elected to staggered four-year terms by The Foote School Association, the nonprofit corporation of which all Foote parents or guardians are members.

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George Atwood

George Atwood

Board Member Since 2015
Committees: Development (Chair), Investment
George has worked at Yale for over 20 years overseeing administration and investment of charitable trusts. George’s daughter Caroline attends Tufts University, his son Ted attends Lawrenceville School and his younger son Roddy is in Grade 8 at Foote. George lives in Clinton and enjoys sailing at the family summer house in Blue Hill, Maine, or wherever sailing races take them. George received a B.A. in economics from Tufts University, an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management and is a chartered financial analyst.
Richard Bershtein

Richard Bershtein

Board Member Since 2010
Committees: Executive, Co-Chair Campaign Steering Committee, Ex Officio: Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Development, Education, Finance, Governance & Nominations, Investment
Richard received his B.A. from Yale, cum laude, and with distinction in economics. He is also a graduate of Columbia University Law School. He was a corporate lawyer in New York City from 1983 to 1987, when he returned to Connecticut to join his father and two sisters in the general practice of law in Hamden. Formerly a member of the board of directors of Neighborhood Music School, he serves on the Yale Baseball Alumni Association and was commissioner and co-chair of fundraising for Madison Little League, from which he won the 2009 Positive Coach of the Year Award and the 2014 and 2015 All-Star Awards for Fundraising. Richard was chair of the record-setting Foote Annual Fund campaigns from 2009 to 2012. He has completed more than 30 marathons. He lives with his wife, Chay, and their five children. Their sons Richard '16 and Hunter '17 attend Choate. The younger three, Shayann (Grade 2), Cody (Grade 3), Dylan (Grade 6), all attend Foote.
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Kindergartners learn about measurement and proportion—along with concepts of community—while building “crate schools” as part of an interdisciplinary unit that helps them get to know the school.

Directors 2018-2019

George Atwood

Richard Bershtein,


Kim Bohen

Elon Boms

Wick Chambers '62

Constance 'Cecie' 

Clement '62

Danielle Ginnetti,

PTC Co-President

Mona Gohara

Rebecca Good

Francie Irvine

George Joseph

George Knight

Nadine Koobatian

Michael Krauss

Richard Lee, Vice President

Cindy Leffell, Vice President

Melissa Matthes

Jennifer Milikowsky '02

Stephen Murphy, Treasurer

Zehra Patwa, Secretary

Annie Murphy Paul

Jason Price

Kiran Zaman

Ex Officio

Carol Maoz, Head of School