Since our founding in 1980, Bridge School has been a teacher run school.  Jen Grilly is the Head of School. Jen is also the Older Home Center (see below).

Home Center Teachers

Bridge School's lead teachers are called Home Center Teachers. Jen and Nikki are the Home Center Teachers. Home Center Teachers teach the core subjects, and have a multi-grade community advisory group called a “Home Center”. Unlike a traditional school, the Home Center does not define which language arts, math, science, and enrichment classes a student is in--these groups are based on student readiness in these topics.

There is one younger Home Center (grades K-2) and one older Home Centers (grades 3-6). The Home Center teacher is their primary mentor for social-emotional growth. Home Center Teachers develop deep and lasting bonds with children and their families because children remain in a Home Center for multiple years.


Nikki Juvan (click for bio) is the Younger Home Center teacher.

Diane Hare (click for bio) teaches Language Arts and Math. Diane is also our Reading Specialist, and provides one-on-one and small group reading instruction. 

Angus Barstow (click for bio), class of 2003, teaches Math, Explorations and Arts. He is also the After-school Program Director.

"Beginners" Preschool Teachers

Jenne Morton(click for bio) is our Beginners' Director and Lead Teacher.

Julie Ferguson(click for bio) is a Beginners' Teacher.


Bridge School has an active and committed group of parent volunteers, who teach Explorations and Arts courses, work with classes on a daily or weekly basis and also substitute for teachers.

We benefit so greatly from our volunteers' generous offers of knowledge and time and treasure this role at Bridge School. Our community is rich with committed Volunteers with talent and an interest in sharing.

Volunteer positions are vital to the diversity and expertise we value at Bridge School.


The Board is responsible for fund raising, maintenance of buildings and grounds, publicity and support of the school's mission. The Board, in concert with the Staff, does long-range planning for the future of the School. The Board and the Staff create the annual School budget. The Board accepts suggestions, requests and issues raised by parents and community members. The Board of Directors is made up of 8-11 members drawn from the staff, parents and community.

Current Board members are:


President, Pam Marsh (click for bio): pashamarsh@gmail.com


Vice President, Margaret Carerra-Bly (click for bio)

Treasurer, Noah Graham (click for bio)

Secretary, Sarah Schumacher

Parker "Monty" Montgomery (click for bio)

Ryan McCue (click for bio)

Nick Stewart (click for bio)

The Board meets every other Thursday. For an updated schedule, please contact the board secretary. Decisions of the Board are reached by consensus. New members are invited by the sitting Board. Bridge School is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.