Board of Directors

meet our board

Leadership and passion drive BCS to become
a model of educational innovation.


John Phelps*

Term Ends 6/30/2017
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John is currently serving as the Board Chair, and has been on the Board of Directors for six years. Previously, John served as a member on the Bullis-Purissima Education Foundation and facilities mediation team. John holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and has executive training from Stanford University and Singapore National University. He is a veteran of the semiconductor industry, most recently serving as Managing Director of National Semiconductor-Europe. John’s two daughters attended BCS from 2007-2014.


Jennifer Carolan**

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Jennifer joined the BCS Board of Directors in June 2013. She has three children who all attended BCS. Jennifer began her career as a teacher. After seven years in the classroom, she left to study differentiated instruction at Stanford School of Education. Currently, Jennifer is a General Partner and Co-Founder at Reach, an impact investment fund focused on K-12 education.


Tom Dennedy

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Tom has served on the BCS Board of Directors since 2014, and was previously on the board of the Bullis-Purisima Elementary School Foundation. Both of Tom’s two daughters have attended BCS. Tom is a partner at Artiman Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and Bangalore, India. Tom holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.


Andrea Eyring

Term Ends 6/30/2019
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Andrea is a founding partner of BCS, and has served on the Board of Directors for 8 years as the Finance Committee Chair. In addition, Andrea has also been actively involved with the BBC, the facilities team, annual strategic planning teams, and the middle school action team. Andrea’s three children have all graduated from BCS. Her youngest most recently completed 8th grade in June of 2015. Andrea holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University, and is the President of Eyring Systems Incorporated.


Joe Hurd

Term Ends 6/30/2018
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Joe has rejoined the BCS Board, having served previously on the Legal and Communications Committees in 2012 – 2013. Joe has been a resident of Los Altos since 2004 and his son and daughter have both attended BCS since kindergarten. Joe received his A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University, and a masters in international affairs from Columbia. He is the Managing Partner of The Katama Group, LLC, a strategic advisory firm based in Los Altos.


David Jaques

Term Ends 6/30/2018
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David is the newest member of the BCS Board of Directors. Previously, he spent eight years as a member of the BCS Foundation Board and was Chair of the Foundation from 2009 – 2011. He was also a member of the Finance Committee for three years. David’s daughter attended BCS from kindergarten – 8th Grade and now attends Los Altos High School. His son joined BCS in kindergarten and is now in middle school. David has a Bachelor equivalent in Business Administration from Polytechnic of the South Bank, London, England. He is a CFO consultant and COO of Greenough Consulting Group in Burlingame, CA.


Francis La Poll

Term Ends 6/30/2018
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Ann Waterman Roy

Term Ends 6/30/2019
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Ann joined the BCS Board of Directors in July 2016. She has two daughters – the oldest returns to BCS as a first grader in Fall 2016. Ann is VP, Strategic Operations for Innovate Public Schools, a San Jose-based nonprofit that is working to make sure that all students in the Bay Area — especially low-income students and students of color — receive a world-class public education. Prior to moving to Los Altos, Ann spent almost two decades in leadership roles across the charter school, district and nonprofit sectors in Boston, MA. Ann has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.


Rich Ying

Term Ends 6/30/2019
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Rich joined the BCS Board of Directors in July 2016. He has two sons attending BCS since 2013, currently a 7th grader and 4th grader. Rich was born and raised in Los Altos. He is a principal with Four Corners Properties, a commercial real estate development and investment firm with offices in Los Altos and San Francisco. He holds a B.S. in Finance and Management from the University of Oregon.

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