I. SCHOOL GOVERNANCE
As a private, non-profit foundation, governance at Nido de Aguilas is exercised through a Board of Directors, consisting of a minimum of 9 members and a maximum of 13 members, all of whom must be parents of current or former Nido students. Of the 9 minimum members, four must be U.S. citizens, four must be Chilean citizens, and one is a designee recommended by the U.S. Ambassador to Chile, subject to election by the Board of Directors.
Board Members are the legal representatives of the school, and, among other responsibilities, they are empowered to establish general operating policies, ensure that the school’s mission and purpose is fulfilled, determine tuition and fees on an annual basis, oversee the school’s budget, ensure provision of safe and adequate school facilities, and hire a Chief Executive Officer (Headmaster).
The members of our Board of Directors serve as volunteers without pay or compensation and are not entitled to any special benefits or privileges. They are subject to the same tuition and fees as other Nido parents.
In accordance with the school’s legal status, the governing Board is self-perpetuating in nature, meaning that openings are filled by election of the sitting Board Members, for three-year terms. Interested parents who would like to be considered for future openings on the Nido Board of Directors are invited to contact the Board via Ms. Antonia Battistoni (email@example.com), the executive assistant to the Headmaster and Board of Directors.
The Bylaws of the Foundation are available in both English and Spanish in the Parent Portal.
II. General Assembly
The general assembly or Asamblea is the annual meeting between the parents/guardians (Associates) of current Nido students, the Board of Directors, and School Administration Team.
Topics discussed include but are not limited to questions regarding curriculum, school academic standing, facilities, after-school activities, security, and school financial issues. Associates may place questions on notice to the meeting via the President of the Asamblea or speak from the floor of the meeting.
The President of the Asamblea is elected by the Associates at the Asamblea and holds office for one calendar year. The role of the President is to act as the liaison between the Associates and the Board of Directors and School Administration, inclusive of arranging and presiding over the Asamblea meetings.
The 2017-2018 President of the Asamblea is Ms. Miriam Amelynck
III. NIDO DE AGUILAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017 (el Directorio)
Francisco Sanchez: Board President
Partner, FS Abogados y Cía. Ltda.
Cole Genge: Board Vice President
Food and Agriculture Organization FAO
David Perez: Board Treasurer
The Austral Group, LLC
Charles A. Bunce: Board Secretary
Partner & Chief Operating Officer for EY in Chile
Dale Eppler: U.S. Ambassador's Representative
Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Santiago
Alejandro Bertuol: Board member
Managing Director, FitchRatings Chile
Paola Camhi: Board member
Lawyer, Assistant Manager Legal Affairs, Compañía Cervecerías Unidas S.A. (CCU)
Matthew Cole: Board member
Chief Financial Officer, Nubox
Mila Howard: Board member
Development Manager El Bosque S.A.
Andrea Tokman: Board member
Chief Economis, Quiñenco S.A.