Strategic Plan & Vision


In November of 2018, the Board of Trustees affirmed the launch of a visioning and strategic planning process for Sterne School.  This endeavor will bring our community together to discuss the school’s future in order to extend our proud tradition of serving students with learning differences. To help us in this endeavor, we have retained Mission Minded (; a firm with deep experience helping independent schools shape their futures and strengthen their brands.

Over the course of the next 10 months, every member of the Sterne community will be invited to engage in important conversations. These conversations will take many forms, including one-on-one interviews, group discussions, and online surveys. 

As we proceed, this web page will offer updated information and provide a virtual “place” to continue conversations that may have started elsewhere. Here you will find the names of our steering committee members; core team members; and ways to contribute to this important work. Throughout the process, we hope you will participate in a variety of forums as they are scheduled.

Thank you for your interest in and contribution to this project as we set a thoughtful and visionary course for the future.

For questions, comments, and/or to find out how you can get involved, email:

Steering Committee

Steering Committee


Christina Herubin Teacher, UEMS & HS
Evelyn Vogelstein Parent, HS
Mary Wong Parent, HS
Richard Wong Parent, HS
Cassie Bahan Parent, UEMS
Naheed Misfeldt Parent, UEMS
David Bradlow Board 
Janet Chen Board
Melissa Myers Associate Head of School
Spryte Heithecker Teacher, UEMS
Angelica Boivon Parent, HS
Martina Lauterbach Parent, UEMS
Ellie Jones Teacher, HS


Core Team

Core Team
Ed McManis Head of School
Jaime Tollas Director of Development
Danielle Bonequi Business Office
Sarah Ridenour Director of Learning
Susie Cain Director of Communications