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MCCPS Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees is the governing authority for MCCPS, in accordance with the state law establishing charter schools (MGL Chapter 70, §89). The Board of Trustees holds the Charter from the state and is responsible for ensuring that the policies of the School: (a) comply with all applicable laws and regulations; and (b) ensure that the school is an academic success, organizationally viable, faithful to the terms of its charter, and earns charter renewal.

MCCPS Board and Committee meetings are posted on our school’s events calendar. Meeting agenda's and additional information on the work of the board, including key documents can be found on our Board-On-Track website. You can also find out details of the various board committees here.

If you would like to contact the board, please email them at


Meet Our Board Members

Katie Holt
Board Chair

Katie is a proud MCCPS parent and  joined the MCCPS Board in 2022 after observing her child thrive at the school.  A lawyer by trade, Katie spent over a decade in federal service, regulating and overseeing Medicaid programs throughout New England and the greater Southeast United States. Katie lives in Swampscott with her family and is active in local vocal ensembles.

Lindsay Smith
Board Vice Chair

Lindsay is a parent of a MCCPS 6th grader who walks to school in Marblehead.  She is a career middle school teacher in both public and private settings, and has long been passionate about charter schools and progressive public education. Outside of the classroom, she was the director of college success at College Track and The Harlem Children’s Zone serving intentionally under-resourced students and their families.   She is deeply passionate about and committed to bolstering diversity, equity and inclusion programs in all of our schools.  She holds a BA in Civil Rights from Brown University, a Masters in Education from Tufts and did her teacher training program at Shady Hill School in Cambridge.  She is also on the executive board of the Marblehead Racial Justice team leading youth engagement.    She loves being outside, listening to live music and hanging with her 3 daughters (and their dad) as they prepare to save the planet.

Will Rockwell
Board Clerk

Will Rockwell is an MCCPS alumnus, Class of 2010, and current MBA Candidate at Vanderbilt University. After graduating from Marblehead Charter, Will later attended Boston College, where he studied Theology with a minor in Management & Leadership. Now, Will is excited to serve as the Board's Clerk and bring his perspective as a former MCCPS student to the organization. In his spare time, Will is an avid reader and enjoys spending time boating & fishing out of Marblehead Harbor.


Rudi Herve

Rodolphe (Rudi) Hervé and his wife, Melissa Lorenzo-Hervé, arrived in Marblehead in the summer of 2016, when they moved from Hoboken, NJ. Rudi hails from Amiens, France, and works for SCOR, a (re)insurance company, for which he heads IT and operations for their Specialty Insurance division. Rodolphe holds a European Masters in Management from ESCP Europe, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School. He’s proud to serve as Treasurer and Board member of MCCPS and is the parent of an MCCPS alumnus.


Paul Baker
Board Member

Paul is serving his 3rd term as both a Board Trustee and Governance Committee member. Paul is the Head of School at the Devereux School here in Marblehead and is an active participant in the greater Marblehead School District. He holds a B.A. in Canadian & British History from the University of Alberta. A native of England, Paul resides in Marblehead with his wife Julie & two sons, Silas and Wendell. Silas, now a Freshman at American University, is an MCCPS alumni. Paul enjoys live music, soccer, camping and walking his dog, Ernie.


Ian Hunt
Board Member

Ian is a biomedical research scientist. He has a Ph.D in molecular and cellular biology and has over 25 years academic and industrial biomedical research experience. He has worked in the UK, Bay Area and Cambridge, MA. Most recently Ian has worked with Human Resources and the Office of the President at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research to develop strategies to support and develop its innovation and global talent pipeline. Ian has a long standing interest in strengthening science and engineering curricula in schools, in particular around encouraging greater gender and diversity representation in biology and chemistry.  He is the parent of two MCCPS alumni students and has been a Marblehead resident for 18 years.


Jeff Lewis
Board Member

Jeff has practiced as an attorney and as a Guardian ad Litem in many of the counties, courts and school systems in Massachusetts since 2003.  He primarily represents children, parents and guardians in child protection matters involving serious abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance misuse, physical abuse of children, and mental health. Jeff is a former infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and previously taught high school social studies. He was social studies department co-chair in an historically black school in Georgia and taught special education in Central Massachusetts. He has a Juris Doctorate and a Masters degree in school administration. His daughter Tilly is a proud 4th grader at Charter.


Carol McEnaney
Board Member

Carol is a long-time member of MCCPS community and is currently a Reading Specialist.



Kim Nothnagel
Board Member

Kim Nothnagel comes to the MCCPS Board as a parent of 2 Charter students, PTO member, and enthusiastic supporter of and participant in the community service learning program.  In her professional life, she stays busy trying to save the world, one volunteer at a time at SPUR, a local non-profit.  She holds a BA from the Johns Hopkins University.  Kim is committed to ensuring that Charter remains a place that cultivates not just great students, but great humans.


Nick Santoro
Board Member

Nick first joined MCCPS as a student, class of 2004, and then returned as a paraprofessional in January of 2017 and then became the 6th grade Humanities teacher in 2019. He is currently the 8th grade Humanities teacher and Inclusion Liaison.  He received his M.Ed in Special Education from Salem State University in 2020 and is now starting his first term with the Board of Trustees. Nick has served on numerous committees over the years and is now on the governance committee. Nick got a BA in Studio Art from Whittier College in 2008 and enjoys spending his time pursuing various creative endeavors. He feels he has a vested interest in the school and community's wellbeing and is proud to contribute to that however he can.


Jessica Xiarhos
Board Member

Jessica joined MCCPS in 2016 as an Inclusion Specialist in the 8th grade, but is now the 6th Grade Math & Science Teacher. Previously, Jessica taught Special Education in the Central Florida area. Jessica is in her first year on the Board and serves as the Chair of the Academic Excellence Committee and co-chair of the Communications Committee. Jessica received her B.S. in Exceptional Student Education K-12 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and is working towards her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching with a Math/Science focus at Boston University. Jessica is a graduate of the Marblehead High School class of 2009, lives in town, and is proud to be a part of the MCCPS community. She enjoys traveling, cooking, making pottery, and spending time with her dog, Ted.

Additional Information

The Board of Trustees is a public entity and conducts all meetings in accordance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law (MGL Chapter 30A, Section 11A 1/2). Trustees serve three-year terms and can serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. Trustee candidates are nominated to the Board by the Governance Committee of the Board. The Board then approves candidates as Trustees and forwards their approval to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for final approval. Trustees only take office upon the final approval of the State.

The Trustees rights and responsibilities are detailed in the By Laws, and all Trustees rights and responsibilities are identical regardless of appointment class.

The Board has four officer positions - Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Clerk - each with specific responsibilities detailed in the MCCPS By Laws.  Trustees cannot serve more than three consecutive terms in the same office. The School's Chief Staff Person is prohibited from serving as an officer. Further, a Trustee who is a member of the Faculty or Staff is prohibited from serving as Board Chair or Treasurer.

Provisional members have been approved as Trustees by the MCCPS Board of Trustees and are pending approval by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. By action of the Board, Provisional members are invited to all Board meetings and activities while their approval is pending. They are entitled to participate as provisional Trustees and to participate in all activities and discussions, but are not be permitted to vote on any matter until they receive formal approval from the Department of Education, and will not be counted when determining a quorum.

For further information about the Board of Trustees, its responsibilities and duties, and duties of the officers, see the MCCPS By Laws.