School Board


About the NYOS School Board:


The NYOS School Board comprises four teachers, four parents, up to five community/business members, and aSchool Board discussing a meeting together at a table non-voting student member. This group of volunteers represents the entire NYOS community, and with their collective expertise, experience, and wisdom, they serve and act in the best interest of all NYOS students.

The role of the NYOS School Board is to provide governance and guidance.

As NYOS is a public school that receives public funds, it is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that NYOS continues to serve the public, and to act as the guardian of the public trust. The Board meets its responsibility by promoting the mission and ensuring the operational, financial, academic health of the school. Specifically, the Board:


  • sets policy;
  • works with the School on vision, strategic planning, goal setting;
  • conducts financial and academic oversight;
  • ensures legal and regulatory compliance; and
  • recruits, hires, and retains the best possible leader.

School Board Meetings are open to all members of the school community. The Board meets monthly at 6:00 PM in the space next to our library in the Elementary Building (Building 1). The schedule of meeting dates is published below and on the school calendar.


2022-2023 School Board Members:


Kari Honea, Esq.

Vice Chair
Vibha Monteiro


Matthew Wester


Sarah R. Gonzalez


Parent Members
Kari Honea, Esq.
Vibha Monteiro
Nina Loehr
Sarah R. Gonzalez

Teacher Members

Matthew Wester

Kimberley Smith 

Community Members
David D. Molina, Ph.D.

Nick Gianguilio 


Student Member
Elif Painaik '23




All meetings begin at 6pm in Building 1


October 13, 2022

November 15, 2022

December 6, 2022

January 10, 2023

February 7, 2023

March 7, 2023

April 11, 2023

May 9, 2023

June 6, 2023

June 29, 2023