An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

Board of Trustees & Leadership Team

St. Anne's Episcopal School is an independent, private not-for-profit school which is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. Board members are responsible for the financial integrity of the school and for hiring, evaluating and supporting the Head of School. The Head of School is responsible for implementing policies and for running the day-to-day operations of the school.

Trustee meetings are held bi-monthly during the school year. Board Committees which include trustees, administrators, and others who are invited to attend, typically meet on the alternate months. These committees include Enrollment Management, Finance, Major Gifts, Strategic Planning, and the Committee on Trustees. An Executive Committee is comprised of the Head of School, the President of the Board, Vice President, and at least two other representatives of the Trustees.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES DIRECTORY

2024-25

Officers of the Board

Mr. Harry Baetjer -  Harry Baetjer retired from Tower Hill School in June of 2017 where he was a teacher and administrator at the school since 1970. During that time, he served as a Middle School then Upper School history teacher and coach. Harry also was the Dean of Students for the Upper School, Head of Upper School for over twenty years, and Assistant/Associate Head of School. He also served as Head of School from October 2013 until June of 2015, after which he returned to the role of Assistant Head until his retirement. Harry graduated from the Gilman School in Baltimore, MD and received his B.A. in European History from Trinity College in Connecticut and his M.A. from the University of Delaware. He and his wife, Caryl, have three grown children who graduated from Tower Hill and are also proud grandparents.

Emily Kegerreis (P '23, '28) -  Emily grew up in Chestertown, MD and returned to the Delmarva Peninsula in 2017 with her husband, David, and two daughters Hana and Clara.  Emily has lived throughout the US as well as in Spain, Japan and Costa Rica. She spent her early career working in international brand management for Johnson and Johnson before transitioning into higher education, serving as the MBA Program and Admissions Director at Mississippi State University and now as the owner of an admissions consulting firm for prospective MBAs. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Graduate Management at Arizona State University.  She served as the St. Anne’s Episcopal School Parents’ Association President from 2020-2021.

Trustees


Leadership Team

St. Anne’s is led by the Head of School, who is hired by the Board of Trustees. The Elementary and Middle School programs are also managed by the Lower School Head and Middle School Head and supported by a Director of Student Learning.

The school has a nine-person leadership team which meets regularly to sustain the mission and enhance the program. This group includes administrators from the Academic and Advancement teams, Business Office, and the Chaplain.

Cheri Dill

Cheri Dill

Chief Financial Officer; Chief Operations Officer
MBA, Widener University
BS, University of Delaware
Jeremy Edwards

Jeremy Edwards

Middle School Division Head
B.A, Haverford College
M.A., Stanford University
Barbara Eng

Barbara Eng

Dean of Student Life & MS Learning Support Coordinator
Janay Garrett

Janay Garrett

Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Melissa Meier

Melissa Meier

Primary/Lower School Division Head
B.A., University of Montana
Kije Rwamasirabo

Kije Rwamasirabo

Chaplain
Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Head of School
B.S., Washington College
M.Ed.