Board of Trustees

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As a charter school, GCCS operates independently of the Rochester City School District and reports directly to the New York State Board of Regents through the State Education Department.  GCCS Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the school operates in a fiscally sound manner and maintains fidelity to the philosophy, program, and policies set forth in the school’s charter.  

The GCCS Board:

  • Includes 17 members— community representatives, parents, museum representatives, and education governance council members.
  • Meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the RMSC Cunningham House Studio, Rochester, NY 14607.
  • Approves minutes from the previous meeting, hears a report from one of our teaching teams, examines financial statements, and receives an update from our school leader.  
  • Creates or approves policies, such as the bullying or chaperone policies.

Minutes from each month’s meeting are available on the school’s website after they are formally approved and adopted by the Board.  

To contact Board Members: 585-271-4552 x460 (leave message)


Michele Hannigan -




Annemarie Wess -

 Vice President


Kevin Sutherland -






Michelle Burack -





Larry Coley -

Museum Representative






Nathan Hayes -

Museum Representative






Marcia Joy -

Community Representative



Mark Schiesser -

Community Representative



Sherita Traywick –

Community Representative





Molly Snell-Larch -

Community Representative




Jack Peltz - 

Parent Representative




Jessica Nordquist - 

Parent Representative




Shannon Hillman -

Education Governance Council



Chris Dolgos - 

Education Governance Council



Jenny Elahi - 

Education Governance Council