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Message from the

Chair of the Board of Trustees' 

Dear Charles Armstrong School Community,

It is my privilege and pleasure to serve as the Chair of the Charles Armstrong School Board of Trustees for the 2018-19 school year.  I am the proud parent of an Armstrong class of 2018 graduate, and this is my sixth year serving on the board.  I am excited to celebrate the school’s 50thAnniversary with our community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends

Our Board of Trustees is a special group of volunteers committed to advancing the mission and goals of our wonderful school. We serve because we are grateful to Armstrong and want to help the school be successful for future generations of students. Trustees are current parents, former parents and others who give generously of their time, talent, and resources. The Board also includes several Special Trustees:  the CAPSO Chair Liaison, two Liaisons to our partnership with the UCSF Center for Dyslexia, and our Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Wilbur Mattison, Jr.  We work closely with Jessica Miller, who is an exceptional Head of School and fully dedicated to delivering our mission with excellence. 

Similar to other accredited independent schools, the Board is responsible for four general areas relating to the school: 

  • Mission:  The Board is responsible for and serves as the steward of the school’s mission.
  • Fiscal Oversight:  The Board is responsible for the financial stability and financial future of the institution.   
  • Strategy:  The Board, working closely with the Head of School, sets strategic direction.
  • Head of School:  The Board hires, supports and evaluates the Head of School. 
  • We ensure we meet legal and high ethical standards in all that we do and learn from the best practices of independent school boards.  

The Board is not involved in day-to-day school operations or decisions about individual students or employees.

Our Board annual goals are driven by areas of responsibilities and Armstrong’s three major strategic plan priorities which are:

  • Fulfilling our Promise to deliver our mission with excellence and to be a leader in education for students with language-based learning differences including our groundbreaking partnership with the University of California at San Francisco to transform and accelerate dyslexia research.
  • Enhancing our Facilities to meet the needs of our program.
  • Securing our Future by attracting, developing and retaining the best possible faculty and staff and ensuring Charles Armstrong School maintains its long history of financial and organizational stability and programmatic excellence.


This year we will update our strategic plan. The plan will be developed in close partnership with our Head of School and include significant input from our broader school community.

I look forward to the year ahead and hope you do as well.


Beth Springer

Chair, Board of Trustees


We Value:

We are student-centered
Our instructional approach embraces neuro-diversity.
We nurture and celebrate individual strengths and talents.
We cultivate self-confidence and the joy of learning.    

We grow together.
Our highly-trained faculty foster continuous student growth within a supportive environment.
We educate and actively partner with families.

We honor community
Our students’ shared experience cultivates a sense of belonging.
Our families, faculty, and staff develop meaningful, lasting relationships.


We'd love to hear 
from you!

Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

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