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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 third Tuesday of each month. Board of Trustees Meetings are open to the public.

Board of Trustees Meetings 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

 

Gwyneth (Gwyn) Jones

Gwyn is a graduate of Salisbury High School in Allentown. Her children are students of 7G, Silas Gorsky will complete fifth grade in 2020, and Eliza Gorsky in 2023. Gwyn lived in California and Washington State for years. She is a graduate of University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition. She earned her Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition and Registered Dietitian credential while studying at University of Washington, Seattle. She began her career with Public Health Seattle & King County in maternal and infant health. In 2013, she moved back to the Lehigh Valley to be closer to family. She currently works for a food service management company to provide breakfast and lunch to students in K-12 schools.

Gwyn has served as a Trustee since April 21, 2020.

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