Our Leadership
"As a Collegiate dad, I have been blessed to see firsthand the impact this School has made on the lives of so many young people including my four children. Serving as Chair of Collegiate’s Board of Trustees has been one of my most rewarding experiences, and I am excited and privileged to play a part in helping to shape the future of the School for its students, faculty and staff."
John D. O'Neill, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

Diversity at Collegiate

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  • Board Diversity Statment

    Collegiate School is a community of learners committed to seeking and welcoming students, faculty and staff who represent the multicultural community and world in which we live. We believe that the education we offer in our school is greatly enhanced when many traditions, backgrounds and perspectives are given expression in school activities. We aspire to create an inclusive environment which promotes engaged citizenship and encourages compassionate leadership.
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Collegiate School's Board of Trustees is comprised of 29 individuals who are honored to serve as stewards of the School's mission and vision. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of the school, supporting the pursuit of excellence inside and outside the classroom, and strategically focusing on strengthening the foundation of sustainability, innovation, leadership and service that will remain the charge of the School's next generation of students, faculty and administration. The Board is steadfast in its commitment to Collegiate's enduring mission of developing students whose personal legacies exemplify and reflect all that the Collegiate experience represents.

Board Members

John D. O'Neill, Jr. - Chairman of the Board
Frank F. Mountcastle III '83 - Vice Chairman of the Board
John L. Walker III - Immediate Past Chairman
Stephen D. Hickman - President/Head of School
Phyllis Palmiero - Treasurer
Susan C. Wiley - Secretary
Stella C. Alexander '85**
Richard L. Bennett, Jr. '90
Michael G. Bland '83
Mark A. Christian '77
David A. Gallagher
Stephen D. Hickman
Eucharia N. Jackson
Peter E. Mahoney, Sr. 
John W. Martin '78
Sarah C. Martin '94***
Malcolm S. McDonald
Gaye C. Montgomery
Frank F. Mountcastle III '83
Sheryl A. Robins '85
Joan Olmsted Oates*
John D. O’Neill, Jr.
Judy Wagoner Pahren
Tracey A. Ragsdale
Carter M. Reid
C.B. Robertson III*
Lisa E. Roday
Danielle D. Scott
L. Mark Stepanian '89
Wallace Stettinius*
Brude D. Stoever
Alfred L. Stratford III '85
Robert S. Ukrop*
John L. Walker III
Michelle P. Wiltshire
*      Life Trustee
**    Parents’ Association President
***  Alumni Association President


Stephen D. Hickman - President/Head of School
James P. Watson - Assistant Head of School
Phyllis Palmiero - Vice President for Finance & Administration
Kristen O. Williams - Vice President for Development
Patrick E. Loach - Head of Upper School
Charles L. Blair, Jr. - Head of Middle School
Deborah I. Miller - Head of Lower School