Board of Trustees

As a charter school, GCCS operates independently of the Rochester City School District and reports directly to the New York State Board of Regents through the State Education Department. 

GCCS Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the school operates in a fiscally sound manner and maintains fidelity to the philosophy, program, and policies set forth in the school’s charter.

The GCCS Board of Trustees:

  • Includes community representatives, parents, museum representatives, and education governance council members.
  • Meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first or second Wednesday of each month at the Cunningham House Studio on the campus of the Rochester Museum and Science Center.
  • Approves minutes from the previous meeting, hears a report from one of our teaching teams, examines financial statements, and receives an update from our school leader.
  • Creates or approves policies, such as the bullying or chaperone policies.

Board Members

Maggie Deutschbein 1

Maggie Deutschbein

Kindergarten Teacher

(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Michele Hannagan board page 1

Michele Hannagan


(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Shannon Hillman 1

Shannon Hillman

School Leader

(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Becki Mason 1

Becki Mason

Fourth Grade Teacher

(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Nicola Murray Fields

Nicola Murray-Fields

Community Representative

(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Allison Shultes

Allison Shultes

RMSC Representative

(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Kevin Sutherland

Kevin Sutherland


(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

Annemarie Wess board page

Annemarie Wess

Vice President

(585) 271-4552 ext. 460

  • Michele Hannagan, President
  • Annemarie Wess, Vice President
  • Kevin Sutherland, Treasurer
  • Michelle Burack, Secretary
  • Shannon Hillman, School Leader/Education Governance Council Representative
  • Mark Schiesser, Community Representative
  • Marcia Joy, Community Representative
  • Nathan Hayes, RMSC Representative
  • Allison Shultes, RMSC Representative
  • Ryan O'Malley, Community Representative
  • Nolica Murray-Fields, Community Representative
  • Rebecca Boyle, Community Representative
  • Cheryl Moeller, Community Representative
  • Traci Terrance, Parent Representative
  • Jessica Nordquist, Parent Representative
  • Becki Mason, Education Governance Council Representative
  • Maggie Deutschbein, Education Governance Council Representative

To contact Board Members: please call 585-271-4552 x460 and leave a message.

Board Meetings & Minutes

Minutes from each month’s meeting are available on the school’s website after they are formally approved and adopted by the Board.  See below.