Jim Barker - Board Chair
Jim Barker has been working in education since 1995 and earned an M. Ed. in school leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2001. His experience includes both independent day and boarding schools as well as helping to launch an urban charter school in Boston. Jim has served in a variety of capacities including teaching, coaching, dormitory supervision, admission and financial aid. As assistant head of The Oakwood School in Greenville, NC, Jim led the initial implementation of the upper school (grades 9-12) including hiring; curriculum planning; scheduling; supporting students, teachers and parents; and overseeing day-to-day operations. Jim has experience with web-based school communications and management software. Currently, he works in the development office of St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.
Elizabeth Bozek currently teaches 3rd grade at Abbott-Downing Elementary School in Concord, NH. Ms. Bozek has also served on various committees since she began her teaching career with the Concord School District in 2004. She attended Colby College where she studied Human Development and Education. Ms. Bozek went on to earn a Masters degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Hampshire. Both she and her husband, Mark, attended St. Paul's School in Concord. Mark is currently a math teacher at St. Paul's, and they reside on the school's campus, with their two young children. In her free time, Ms. Bozek enjoys playing golf and field hockey.
Richard Johnson - Head of School
Anneliese is the math department head at Dream Yard Preparatory High School in the south Bronx. She is also a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University in Learning, Cognition, Instruction, & Development with a concentration in mathematics. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Anneliese was a master math teacher at a New York City high school and also served as a Host School Liaison for the City College Teacher Academy. Through a grant, she was as a curriculum developer for the CUNY Research Foundation, where she developed protocols for aspiring teachers and researched the use of technology to assess student understanding. Anneliese privately tutors students in all secondary math and science subjects; and she has extensive formal assessment experience, preparing students for many standardized tests including the SSAT, ISEE, SAT I & II, GMAT, and GRE. Anneliese holds a bachelor degree in economics from the College of William & Mary College and a Masters degree in Education of Secondary Mathematics from City College.
After a Wall Street career in equity trading, Emily Ricard entered teaching via the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. She taught high school math at a large public school in Harlem and served as a collaborating teacher for pre-service teachers from Columbia University and the CUNY system. Emily participated in city-wide focus groups, studying teacher retention and problem-based learning, and was involved with grant projects, including “Building the Capacity of Host Schools to Support the Development of Aspiring Teachers” & “Using Formative Assessment Tools in the Mathematics Classroom. “ In 2008, Emily Ricard became an adjunct in the PSU math department and served as Associate Director of the NH Impact Center. Through the Impact Center, Emily was involved in several MSP-funded projects such as “Helping High Schools Navigate the NECAPs” and the Transitions project. She was also the co-director and a principal author of the Numeracy Action Plan. Emily has taught math content and pedagogy to both undergraduate and graduate education students. Emily has spoken at regional conferences and offered workshops on topics including teacher development, using interactive whiteboards, effective teaching and lesson planning, and numeracy. In 2011, Emily served as the mathematics consultant for the “Rural School Educator Effectiveness Collaborative.” Also in 2011, Emily launched Armour Educational Services which provides math education consulting services. Later that year, Emily founded The Beech Hill School, an independent middle school in Hopkinton, which just completed its inaugural year. Emily holds a BA in economics from Wellesley College, an MBA in finance from New York University, and an MS in the education for Mathematics from City College. Emily lives on the St. Paul’s School campus with her husband Mike and their two school-aged chilcren, Dorothy & Mitch.
Peter Robbins - Treasurer
Peter was one of the original founders of Franklin Portfolio Associates (FPA) in Boston and worked at FPA from 1982 to 1999. FPA followed a quantitative approach to providing investment services to corporate pension funds, mutual funds, foundations, and endowments. Prior to launching FPA, Peter was a senior investment officer with SunLife of Canada both in Montreal and in Massachusetts. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s US equity investments, managed a team of investment professionals, and served as an analyst covering technology, aerospace, and media. While at SunLife, Peter also helped develop and implement the company’s in-house quantitative investment capabilities. Before SunLife, Peter was a systems analyst for IBM Canada where he advised clients in the manufacturing sector on information and technology issues. Peter is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received an MBA and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. He was born in Mumbai, India. Peter has extensive board experience, both with non-profits and for profit companies including Leonard Morse Hospital Pension Plan (committee member), MetroWest Health (committee member); Boston Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (trustee, treasurer, & finance committe); China Medical Board of New York (trustee & committee member); and the Ansoft Corporation (director).
Steve Winer is a shareholder of the Orr & Reno law firm in Concord, New Hampshire. For more than 25 years, he has represented companies, individuals, and non-profit clients on business, employment, and immigration-related legal matters. Prior to entering private legal practice, Steve was an assistant attorney general in the Criminal Bureau of the New Hampshire Department of Justice. In that role he handled homicide and other criminal trials and appeals. Steve has served as a board member or officer of a number of charitable and civic organizations, including the Concord Boys and Girls Club, the Concord Trust for the Enhancement of Public Education, and the Merrimack County Bar Association. He graduated from Dartmouth College and obtained his law degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law in Madison, Wisconsin. He and his wife live in Concord.