The Board of Directors of The Country Day School is a group of volunteers with diverse interests and fields of expertise who serve the School through participation on the Board and the Standing Committees of the Board. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, this volunteer Board is tasked with overseeing the governance of the School including the oversight of strategy, policy and management.

Members include business and community leaders who are drawn from the larger CDS community including CDS alumni, current or past parents and independent representatives. Each spring the Governance Committee ensures that the Board is appropriately populated to meet the objectives of the coming year and calls for nominations of interested candidates. Directors are selected based on an assessment of the technical skills, experiences and governance capabilities required to advance the interests of the School. New members are elected at the Annual General Meeting in the fall and serve set terms.

Should this opportunity be of interest to you, please send the Nomination Form to the attention of the Chair of the Governance Committee, Adela Whitmell, in the Senior School Office.

Board of Directors 2020-2021

List of 11 news stories.

  • Mrs. Karen Adams

    Board Service since 2016
    Vice Chair, Board of Directors
    Finance Committee, Chair
    Governance Committee, Member
    Head Review & Compensation Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member

    Mrs. Karen Adams and her husband, Mr. Weston Adams, have been CDS parents since 2011. Their daughter is in the Senior School and their son graduated in 2018.
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  • Mr. Luis Chacin

    Board Service since 2019
    Finance Committee, Member
    Governance Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member

    Mr. Luis Chacin and his wife, Dr. Mercedes Rodriguez, have been CDS parents since 2015. Their son is in the Senior School.
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  • Mrs. Nadia Chychrun

    Board Service since 2019
    Building Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member

    Mrs. Nadia Chychrun and her husband, Mr. Sheldon Chychrun, have been CDS parents since 2013. Their two daughters are in the Senior School.
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  • Ms. Molly Fitzpatrick

    Board Service since 2013
    Advancement Commitee, Chair

    Ms. Molly Fitzpatrick and her husband, Mr. Al Power, have been CDS parents since 2005 and 1999. Ms. Fitzpatrick's son graduated in 2018.
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  • Mr. Glenn Henderson

    Board Service since 2015
    Long Range Planning Committee, Chair
    Finance & Property Management Committee, Member
    Human Resources Committee, Member
     
    Mr. Glenn Henderson and his wife, Mrs. Aleksandra Henderson, have been CDS parents since 2013. Their son is in the Senior School.
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  • Mr. Basheer Khan

    Board Service since 2019
    Building Committee, Member
    Long Range Planning Committee, Member

    Mr. Basheer Khan and his wife, Mrs. Reem Khan, have been CDS parents since 2011. Their son is in the Senior School and their daughter is in the Junior School.
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  • Mr. Spencer Lavis

    Board Service since 2018
    Building Committee, Member

    Mr. Spencer Lavis and his wife, Mrs. Kelly Lavis, were CDS parents for 20 years. Mrs. Lavis has served as a volunteer coordinator for many years and was the Parent Association President from 2008-2009. Their three children attended CDS from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and graduated in 2013, 2017 and 2018. Their daughter is currently working at CDS in the Performing Arts Centre as a Theatre Production Associate.
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  • Mrs. Tina Mithra

    Board Service since 2019
    Advancement Committee, Member
    Finance Committee, Member

    Mrs. Tina Mithra and her husband, Mr. Manpreet Mithra, have been CDS parents since 2017. Their two sons are in the Junior School.
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  • Mr. Ben Scholten

    Board Services since 2016
    Human Resources Committee, Chair
    Head Review & Compensation Committee, Member

    Mr. Ben Scholten and his wife, Mrs. Leesa Scholten, have been CDS parents since 2016. They have three children in the Junior and Middle School.
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  • Ms. Katie Shotbolt

    Board Service since 2018
    Finance Committee, Member
    Investment Committee, Member
    Long Range Planning Committee, Member

    Ms. Katie Shotbolt is a graduate of Queen's University's Smith School of Business, and holds her CPA, CA designation. She is also a 2007 graduate of The Country Day School.
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  • Ms. Melanie Ward

    Board Service since 2015
    Investment Committee, Chair
    Finance Committee, Member
    Long Range Planning Committee, Member

    Ms. Melanie Ward and her husband, Mr. Gage Jull, have been CDS parents since 2000. Their five children have attended CDS. Ms. Ward’s four oldest children graduated in 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019 and have obtained or are pursuing their post-secondary degrees within and outside of Canada. The youngest daughter is in the Senior School.
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  • Mr. John Liggett, Head of School

    Ex-officio Member
    Member of all Board Committees

    John was appointed Head of The Country Day School in 2011. John and his wife, Teresa, are proud CDS parents of Joshua (Class of 2015) and Aiden (Grade 12).
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2014-2017   Paul Jewer
2011-2014   Dimitris Polygenis
2008-2011 Stacie A. Stanton
2005-2008 James H. Nelles
2002-2005 John Timothy Stanley
1999-2002 Kenneth E. Little
1997-1999 Carol Y. Proudlock
1995-1997 H. Glenn Fagan
1993-1995 Diana M. Dunlap
1990-1993 William W. Moriarty
1988-1990 John T. Mollard
1986-1988 Peter E. Peachey
1984-1986 Susan N. M. Plamondon-Wilson
1981-1984 Donald M. Rogers
1978-1981 Janet R. van Nostrand
1977-1978 H. Michael Burns
1977 Margaret H. Bindhardt
1975-1977 Jane H. Hayes
1972-1975 Edmond G. Eberts

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
communications@cds.on.ca
admissions@cds.on.ca
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.