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The Seven Generations Board of Trustees, working together with the school community, monitors school progress toward meeting the student achievement and other objectives agreed to in the charter contract, budget approval, school-wide policies, strategic planning, charter school administrator appraisal and support.

Meetings & Contact Information

Seven Generations Charter School Board of Trustees Meetings are typically held the second and third Tuesday of each month. The Board Agenda meeting occurs on the second Tuesday of each month and the Business meeting occurs on the third Tuesday of each month. Each Board of Trustees Meeting is open to the public.

Board of Trustees Agenda Meeting consist of two parts:

  • 5:00 PM – Agenda Meeting
    Open to Public

Board of Trustees Business Meeting consist of two parts:

  • 5:30 PM – Working Meeting
    Open door opportunity for staff and often includes Executive Session agenda items which are not public (Sunshine Law Guidance reference pages 16 – 20)
  • 6:30 PM – Business Meeting
    Open to Public

Contact and Committee information:

Board of Trustees Members

Ben Loomis, Secretary, Co-coordinator

Ben is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering technology and holds a certificate as a project management professional from Project Management International. Ben has served as a Research and Development Engineer for B. Braun Medical, Inc. since 1998 and is a Seven Generations Charter School Founding Member. He lives in Topton with his wife, Claire and two daughters, Lily and Jade, one of whom is a graduate from and one of whom is a current student at Seven Generations.

Ben has served as a Trustee since June 23, 2015.


Leah Naylor, Co-coordinator

Filled with a passion for learning and teaching, Leah has worked professionally in Education for more than 18 years in a variety of settings from preschools and after-school tutoring centers to elementary schools and at the college level. Upon receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Children and Family Studies and a Master’s in Elementary Education from New York University, Leah has taught in the New York City Public Schools, Denver (Colorado) Public Schools, Seven Gen, and most presently, at Muhlenberg College. Her goal is to guide and encourage shared experiences and explorations where children (and really anyone) can flourish and grow authentically. Leah’s involvement in the schools ranges from ECE through 6th grade and on to College level courses based on teaching and inspiring children.

Aside from working with children, Leah has co-owned and operated a local Yoga Studio, West End Yoga Center, for more than twelve years in hopes of spreading and sharing Yoga and tools of self-acceptance and love throughout the valley. She is presently in the midst of her Doctoral work in Educational Studies and reading and exploring more about education than ever before. Above anything else, Leah enjoys being surrounded by the love and support of her husband and three children while on bikes, hikes, in the water or exploring the world.

Leah has served as a Trustee since August 17, 2021.


Stephen Peters, Ph.D., Treasurer

Steve has worked as a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University since 2003. He earned degrees from Bates College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Michigan. His research and teaching focus on the biogeochemistry, hydrology and geology of Earth. Steve is committed to supporting the environmentally connected learning woven throughout the Seven Generations Charter School curriculum.
He earned a certificate from the Tuck School of Business and has experience managing facilities. On the board, he helps with finances, facilities planning, and supporting the curriculum.

Steve lives with his family in Zionsville, and they enjoy camping, gardening, and sailing.

Steve has served as a Trustee since June 23, 2015.


Patty McClain

Patty earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Delaware and an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Virginia.  She has experience in a variety of educational settings and has worked as a teacher in public, private, and charter schools.  Patty has taught students in grades K-8 and also has more than a decade of experience developing curriculum materials for middle school mathematics.  She lives in Salisbury Township with her husband and two daughters, who are both current students at Seven Generations.

Patty has served as a Trustee since June 21, 2022


Bethany Stempert

Bethany earned her undergraduate degree from Houghton University and her Master’s of Education degree from Walton University. She has experience as a classroom teacher, education consultant and is currently working as director of the Assumption Preschool in Bethlehem. Bethany is a Seven Generation’s parent to two current students and one alumni.

Bethany has served as a Trustee since November 15, 2022


Erin Frederick

Erin Frederick graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and a M.P.S. in Community and Economic Development.   She works for Penn State Extension as the State Master Watershed Steward Coordinator, a volunteer program that provides training, resources and ongoing support to volunteers that want to engage in environmental restoration projects and educational programs throughout Pennsylvania.   She lives along South Mountain in Upper Saucon Township with her husband and two young daughters.  

Erin has served as a Trustee since November 21, 2023


Imran Sameja

Imran, a former Bostonian and now proud resident of Pennsylvania, has been in management and leadership for over 15 years. Imran has led many teams to success over the course of his career. Imran provides leadership training, mentoring and coaching across many industries. He is a graduate of New England College of Business and Management with a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in HealthCare Management. Currently Imran is working with many healthcare organizations in the community and across the state to help create a more wellness and prevention method for patients. Imran formerly served on the board of trustees at the Allentown YMCA. Outside of work, Imran has two current students and one alumni of Seven Generations. He loves to spend time with family, enjoy the outdoors and loves to cook. If you ever bump into Imran you will always be welcomed with a wonderful smile and great conversation. 

Imran has served as a Trustee since November 21, 2023


Amanda Hengstenberger

Amanda is attending Northampton Community College to pursue her degree in Nursing. She works for LVHN and is a  Seven Gen parent to a current student. Her goal and passion for service & learning will hopefully help other families. She lives in Bethlehem with her daughter and enjoys yoga, spending time with family & friends.

Amanda has served as a Trustee since November 21, 2023

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