The Governing Board

The Governing Board provides strategic direction for and oversight of the Association’s mission, ministry, and work. The board, which is self-electing, is comprised of school leaders, clergy, and friends from throughout the community of Episcopal schools. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is the honorary chair of the board. The Association’s executive director serves as an ex officio voting member. Members’ terms of service conclude June 30 of the year noted.

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The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Honorary Chair
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Silvia Larrauri, President (2025)
Head of School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School
Coconut Grove, FL

The Rev. Michael E. Spencer, Vice President (2025)
Head of School
Oregon Episcopal School
Portland, OR

Lawrence Sampleton, Secretary (2025)
Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
Austin, TX

D. DuBose Egleston, Jr., Treasurer (2023)
Head of School
Porter-Gaud School
Charleston, SC  

The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, D.Min. (2025)
Bishop Suffragan
The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

David L. Baad (2024)
Head of School
The Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas, TX

Paul A. Barton (2025)
Head of School
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
Atlanta, GA

Khadija A. Fredericks (2026)
Head of School
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School
Saratoga, CA

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn (2024)
Head of School
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
Washington, DC

Dr. Natalia Rico Hernández (2025)
Head of School
Breck School
Minneapolis, MN

Betsy A. Johnson (2025)
Executive Director
Virginia Association of Independent Schools
Richmond, VA

Canon A. Burns Jones (2024) 
Cathedral School for Boys
San Francisco, CA

Byron M. Lawson Jr. (2025) 
Head of School
Trinity Preparatory School
Winter Park, FL

The Rev. Allison Read (2026)
Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life
Groton School
Groton, MA

Patrick H. F. Roberts (2026)
Head of School
Palmer Trinity School
Palmetto Bay, FL

Dana Toedtman (2026)
Governing Board Chair
St. Thomas’ Preschool
Fort Washington, PA

Jenn Foley Tolbert (2025)
Head of School
St. Mark’s School
Altadena, CA

The Rev. Julia E. Whitworth (2024)
Trinity Episcopal Church
Indianapolis, IN

The Rev. David A. Madison, D.Min. (ex officio)
Executive Director
National Association of Episcopal Schools