It is our pleasure to announce that Blair Fross will join the Belmont Day School Board of Trustees as a faculty representative for a two-year term. Fross, now in her twelfth year at BDS, is the director of school year auxiliary and specialty programs and will join kindergarten teacher Missy Hartvigsen as the two faculty representatives on the board.
Fross has served in a number of previous roles at Belmont Day, including as a summer camp counselor and administrator, After School and enrichment teacher, coordinator, and associate director. Fross has also played an integral part in developing the school’s health and wellness curriculum, piloting diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and affinity groups, as well as advocating for and facilitating gender and sexuality programs for students and faculty.
“I have done a great deal of advocacy during my time at Belmont Day. My entrepreneurial role straddles program and teaching and business and finance, ” Fross said. “I look forward to collaborating with the board and engaging in meaningful advocacy at a new level.”
Fross will replace middle school Latin teacher Nicole Buck, who will step down at the end of her two-year term on the board. Buck, now in her fifth year teaching at BDS, has most recently worked with the programmatic leadership team to develop the school’s curriculum scope and sequence. She also serves as an advisor, Capstone mentor, middle school club advisor, enrichment teacher, and athletics coach.
“My time on the board has been pivotal for my tenure at BDS. I deepened my understanding of the Belmont Day experience, and as a representative during the implementation of the strategic plan, I appreciated the opportunity to think about the future of BDS, ” Buck said. “My work on the board extended into my work with the faculty as I brought a strategic lens to support faculty in their work of curriculum iteration and scope and sequence documentation. It has been an honor to represent the BDS faculty through my time on the board, and I look forward to passing the baton to Blair!”