he Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating volunteer board made up of parents, grandparents and members of communities of the Lower Eastern Shore. It is a deliberative board, not a representational board, which is to say that individual board members do not represent specific constituent groups. Rather, they collectively represent the entire school. Members are not elected at large, but invited by the Board’s Committee on Trustees. The Board’s function is not tactical, it is strategic. It is not involved directly in the day-to-day function of the school except through its sole employee, the Headmaster. However, it has responsibility for the long-term success of the school, and its financial well-being.
The fundamental responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are:
- The Board appoints, supports, and measures the performance of the Headmaster.
- It constantly strives to clarify the mission of the School.
- It creates and updates our long-range plans.
- It broadly approves the educational program.
- It ensures strong financial management and ensures sufficient financial resources for the future.
- It represents the school to the larger community.
- It assesses its own performance.
The Salisbury School is especially fortunate to have such a committed and generous group working for the fulfillment of our mission.
Dr. Eva Anderson is a psychologist practicing in Salisbury. Formerly she was on the faculty of the Education Dept. at Salisbury University. She first came to TSS in 2003 as a consulting psychologist. She is the grandmother of former Lower School students Kathryn and Anna Anderson. As a trustee since 2005, her major interest has been the Education Committee. With her late husband, Dr. William F. Anderson, she was on the Parents Council of Wake Forest University. She is listed in Who's Who in America.
Kevin, along with his father, owns Wimberly Farms, Inc. which is a grain and seed operation in Somerset County. They farm approximately 2500 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, hay, and straw. He has been affiliated with the MD Grain Producers Board for 25 years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unisouth Genetics as well as the immediate Past-President of the Maryland Crop Improvement Association. In 2002, Kevin was a national winner and received the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer Achievement Award. Then, in 2007, Kevin was inducted into the Outstanding Farmers of America when he was named a National Outstanding Young Farmer.
Kevin and his wife, Liz, reside in Princess Anne with their two daughters. Caroline is in 4th grade and Dana is in 6th grade this year. Their daughters have been at TSS since Primary School. Kevin can be seen driving the truck to and from Seacrets with all of our Gala items each year.
John Butler, M.D. is a Retinal Surgeon and partner at Retina Consultants of Delmarva. His practice is located in Salisbury but has multiple offices across the Peninsula. In addition to his private practice, John travels to the Wilmington VA to provide retinal services for our veterans and is past president of the Wicomico County Medical Society.
John’s two daughters have been at the school since 2006 and his wife, Lori, is very active working in the library and with parents and friends.
After graduating from Salisbury University, Carl began his local banking career 28 years ago. He has been a senior lender for The Bank of Delmarva for the past 21 years. Carl has served on TSS Board of Trustees since 2009 as Treasurer and recently the Chair of Committee on Trustees. In addition, Carl is Treasurer of The Salisbury School Educational Foundation, Inc. Carl has a son and daughter at the School since 2006 and his wife, Joanne, is actively involved with parents and friends.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island. As part of a Navy family, have lived in many places in the United States. Moved to Salisbury, Maryland twenty four years ago. Single parent with three daughters: a dentist, a pathologist, and an artist. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Virginia Tech. Worked as a Social Worker for the state of Virginia for nine years. Became a pre-school teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas and taught at Asbury Child Development Center for nine years. Returned to school to earn degree in Elementary Education and Maryland State Education Certification. Worked in Title One Learning Lab at Beaver Run Elementary School. Have been employed in the Second Grade at the Salisbury School since 2002. Member of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Sororiety. Member of the Salisbury School Board of Trustees for the past two years. .
Ann DeLawder is a parent of three Salisbury School students. A graduate of UVa, Ann's professional background includes land development and airport and highway construction in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. She currently works as the business manager for an international contractor. Since 2004, Ann has been a TSS parent representative multiple times, P&F VP/Treasurer, P&F VP Middle School, member of the Finance Committee and trusted advisor to the Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Fisher began at Salisbury School in 1982 as the first and second grade teacher with Michele Munnelly (the headmaster's wife) as her assistant. Eventually, as the Montessori tradition was modified and the classes split, she became the first grade teacher. In 1994 she became the head of Lower School and continued to teach first grade. She retired from The Salisbury School in August 2005 and began volunteering in the lunch program in September 2006. She brings to the board not only a wonderful historical perspective of the school, but also extensive knowledge of early childhood education.
Neoklis (Nick) Kypreos holds the position of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Salisbury School from April 2012 and as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2010.Nick is the co-founder and Director of Investment Strategy at Axion Financial Group LLC., a family owned investment advisory firm, working with a small select group of affluent and accredited status investors. Prior to Axion Financial, he founded multiple companies for profit and not for profit - 501(c) (3) charitable organizations - and acted as Director and Managing Member. He worked on a volunteer basis consulting and advising small area businesses and non profits on strategic planning, cash flow and cost management practices, since 2002.In 1988 he co-founded a start up chemical coating company - K&H Technologies Inc. in Quakertown PA - and worked in the position of Director of Research and Development. K&H Technologies, Inc. in 1989 was the first company to developed and bring to production water borne coatings technology for use in the interior of automobiles. This environmentally friendly and solvent free technology became the new standard coatings technology used by all automotive manufacturing companies, worldwide. From 1982 to 1988 he worked as Research Scientist for Rohm and Haas –currently Dow Chemical- in the chemical coatings research laboratory for flexible substrates including automotive leather coatings. From 1976 to 1982, he worked in the British Leather Industry and in affiliation with the British Leather Manufacturers Research Association in Northampton England.
Mitzi Perdue holds degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University, is a past president of the 35,000 member American Agri-Women and was one of the U.S. Delegates to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi and is a former Commissioner for the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. She is the Founder of Healthy U of Delmarva, a 9000-member organization which encourages healthy lifestyles through awards for outstanding workplace wellness programs. Currently she writes the MP Post for the Academy of Women’s Health, and is an Editor-at-Large for GEN, the Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News.Mitzi is the author of I DIDN’T BARGAIN FOR THIS!, The I Want to EggScape™ Book, A Quick Guide To Successful Media Appearances a biography of her husband, Frank Perdue, plus six cookbooks, including The Farmers' Cookbook series and the Perdue Chicken Cookbook. She is also the author of more than 1600 newspaper and magazine articles on food, agriculture, the environment, philanthropy and politics. She was a syndicated columnist for 22 years, and her weekly environmental columns were distributed first by California’s Capitol News and later, by Scripps Howard News Service, to roughly 420 newspapers.??Mitzi also produced and hosted more than 400 half hour interview shows, Mitzi's Country Magazine on KXTV, the CBS affiliate in Sacramento, California. In addition, she hosted and produced more than 300 editions of Mitzi's Country Comments, which was syndicated to 76 stations. Her radio series, Tips from the Farmer to You, was broadcast weekly for two years on the Coast to Coast Radio Network.She serves on the board of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and is an advisor to the Henderson Foundation. Her granddaughter attends the Salisbury School and she's hoping that two ,and possibly three other grandchildren will attend .Mitzi is the widow of Frank Perdue, the poultry magnate.
David D. Quillin, AIA, designs both residential and commercial projects in his practice, as principal of David D. Quillin Architecture. He is also actively involved with local non-profit groups addressing "green" design and affordable housing issues. David began his career at The Salisbury School as a student the year the school was founded, over 36 years ago. While attending The Salisbury School as a student, David met his future wife, Kim Johnson, who now works as a biology PhD in the area. Kim is also an active volunteer at The Salisbury School, most recently as the second grade parent representative. David and Kim are the parents of two daughters attending The Salisbury School (Lila, eighth grade and Elsa, sixth grade) who are believed to be the first “pure-bred” Salisbury School students, as they are born of two alumni parents! David is currently part of the Building and Grounds Committee, Financial Aid Committee, and Scholarship Committee.
J. Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson has been a practicing attorney in Salisbury since 1993. He opened Robertson & Robertson, P.A., with his wife, Laura Robertson (TSS ’89) in January 2009. Scott is an experienced trial attorney, having tried approximately 150 civil cases before a judge or jury. His practice focuses on auto accident injury cases, for which he draws on his extensive experience as a former insurance company defense attorney. Scott is actively involved in community affairs on the lower Eastern Shore. He is the 2009-2010 president of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Greater Salisbury Committee. He is a past president of the Salisbury Jaycees and the Wicomico County Bar Association. He was the chairman of the Wicomico County Charter Review Commission, which transitioned the county to the new County Executive form of government. He also previously chaired the Wicomico Public Library Board of Trustees, the Administrative Board of Trinity United Methodist Church, and the Public Safety Subcommittee of the Wicomico County Consolidated Functions Committee. He previously served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. Scott was the statewide recipient of the Shea Professionalism Award from the Maryland Bar Foundation in 2004. He has also been recognized with the Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record and the Partnership Award from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service. Scott graduated magna cum laude from Towson University in 1990 with a degree in business administration and finance. He received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1993. Scott’s and Laura have two daughters – Alexis and Mariah, who are both Lower School students at The Salisbury School. Scott also serves on the school’s Advancement Committee.
Steve Robinson is the Area President of RPS ISG International. ISG is one of Maryland's premier commercial insurance brokerage and employee benefits operations. Through its affiliation with Risk Placement Services, ISG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - the third-largest insurance brokerage and risk management firm in the United States.A licensed Property and Casualty agent, Steve has been with ISG since 1995. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina with a concentration in Ad/PR and Marketing, and in 2001 completed the Executive Education program Managing Brand Meaning at Harvard Business School. He has more than 15 years of experience in business sales and marketing and has successfully developed and promoted a brand for distribution in all 50-states, earning national cover recognition in some of the industry's most acclaimed trade journals. Steve is involved in his church’s music ministry, coaches youth soccer, and serves in a variety of insurance-related and community organizations, including the Executive Committee of the Greater Salisbury Committee. Steve and his wife Tracy were born and raised in Salisbury and two of their three children, Carter and Caroline, are Lower School students at The Salisbury School with a younger sibling, Quinn, who will attend the school when old enough.
Tom Robinson has been a member of The Salisbury School’s Board of Trustees since 2005. He is the president of Robinson & Harrison Poultry Company, a poultry and food brokerage company with offices in Maryland, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Mexico. His step-daughter attended The Salisbury School from pre-K though high school, graduating in 2007. He is the Director of Technical Ministries for Christ UM Church and has been involved with The Salisbury School and Community Players theatrical productions both acting on stage and behind the scenes as the Director of Sound.