Dear Members of the Oakcrest Family,
Even amidst the difficulties and stresses occasioned by COVID-19, Oakcrest continues to mature and the Board congratulates Dr. Mary Ortiz, our Head of School, and her wonderful team for another fruitful year in carrying out Oakcrest’s inspiring mission so well despite the pandemic.
The Board along with certain members of the school administration have been hard at work this summer taking the steps to develop and adopt Oakcrest’s next Strategic Plan. This effort will continue throughout the fall and is a key focus for the Board this year. The goals and initiatives studied and accepted as part of that Strategic Plan will help chart Oakcrest’s course and appropriately align the school’s operational and financial planning to achieve those objectives over the next several years.
I would like to thank Amy Spence, who has stepped down from the Board after completing her second term. Amy served the Board and Oakcrest in countless ways, especially as Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee. I also thank Chris Tierney as he steps down from the Board. Chris has been a key contributor to the work of the Board in his role as Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee.
I welcome to the Board Jim O’Boyle, Lucia Percovich (Carolina ’25) and John Pluta (Grace ’15 and Jacqueline ’18). They bring vast experience to the Board, and I invite you to read their bios. I am very grateful to them for their willingness to so selflessly devote their time and expertise to Oakcrest.
Please continue to pray for Oakcrest so that together we can ensure that Oakcrest will continue to carry out its profound mission for many generations to come.
Shaun Pacious (father of Kathleen ’04, Monica ’08, Annie ’16)