About the Board of Governors

In accordance with best practices established by the National Association of Independent Schools, Newman's Board of Governors is charged with the governance of the School by defining and supporting its mission, determining its strategic direction, securing and protecting its financial resources, and hiring and overseeing the Head of School who manages the administration and operations of the institution. The Board is not involved in day-to-day operations of the School, leaving those matters to the Head of School and his Senior Leadership Team.

The current Board has 26 members and is composed of parents, local and non-local alumni, grandparents, and parents of alumni. The Board formally meets four times a year.

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  • Past Board Chairs

    Ann Thorpe Thompson ’74
    2014-2017
    H. Merritt Lane III ’79
    2012-2014
    Tripp Friedler ’78
    2010-2012
    Irving J. Warshauer ’68
    2007-2010
    Rick S. Rees
    2004-2007
    Susan Phillips Good
    2002-2004
    Darryl D. Berger, Sr. ’65
    2000-2002
    Harry S. Blumenthal ’63
    1998-2000
    Philip de Villiers Claverie
    1995-1998
    James M. Lapeyre ’71
    1992-1995
    Alan H. Philipson ’56
    1989-1992
    David L. Stone* ’57
    1986-1992
    Herman S. Kohlmeyer, Jr. ’49
    1983-1986
    Stephen B. Lemann*
    1980-1983
    Sydney J. Besthoff ’45
    1977-1980
    Frank Friedler* ’51
    1974-1977
    Warren G. Moses* ’34
    1970-1973
    Moise W. Dennery* ’31
    1966-1969
    Louis G. Lemle*
    1951-1965
    Justin V. Wolff* ’15
    1946-1950

    *Deceased
Peter E. Sperling, Chair
John K. Saer, Jr. 75, Vice Chair
Vanessa Brown Claiborne, Treasurer
Stephen L. Philipson ’97, Secretary

Kenneth H. Beer ’75
Helen Nalty Butcher
Caroline Zetzmann Calhoun
David T. Darragh
Tracey Danielle Dodd
G. Perry Eastman IV ’90 
Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.
Catherine G. Freeman
Susan Phillips Good
G. Bradley Gottsegen ’85
Scott B. Jacobs
Tarun Jolly
Gordon H. Kolb, Sr.
Sherry Marcus Leventhal ’70
Justin Osofsky ’95
Alan H. Philipson ’56
Harvey M. Stone ’62
David Sylvester ’74
Ann Thorpe Thompson ’74
Michelle B. Villere 
Michael Anthony Walker ’99
David Weill ’82
 
1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504.899.5641
Fax: 504.896.8597
Open 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
An independent,
co-educational,
non-denominational day
school in New Orleans for
early childhood through 12th grade