Board of Trustees
Heather brings more than 25 years experience building start-up and early-stage companies, specializing in finance and operations. She is currently taking a sabbatical and is training to be certified as an executive and leadership coach. She was previously the COO and CFO for Pixel Velocity, an image and data analytics solution provider for the energy industry. She holds a BS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Ross School of Business.
Larry is a financial advisor serving individuals and their families in the Ann Arbor community for the past 16 years. He previously held the position of Airborne Radar Engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Larry has served as a board member of the Aphasia Friendship Community Center, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Polo Fields Homeowners Association. Prior to moving to Michigan, he volunteered on the Human Relations Board in his hometown of Springfield, Ohio and was an Executive Board Member for Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts of America. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University. Larry resides in Ann Arbor with his wife Mary and their daughter Sadie, a current Daycroft student.
Ben is currently an engineer at Ford Motor Company, specializing in combustion research to improve engine efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions. Ben received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and has previously worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. Ben is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as well as the Advanced Combustion and Emissions Control (ACEC) Technology Team, which provides direction for federally funded combustion research through the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). Ben resides in Ann Arbor with his wife, Alexis, and two children, Emelia and Sam, both current Daycroft students.
Amy Schalk lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Todd, and Daycroft student, Aidan. Amy did her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and received her Master of Public Health degree from Emory University where she specialized in behavioral science and health education. Amy works for Johnson & Johnson managing their digital health content strategy and development.
Iveta is a lecturer at the Ross School of Business and a people strategy advisor. She previously worked on Google's People Operations team for 12 years, and earned a MBA from the University of California at Irvine and a BS in Human Development at Cornell University. Iveta lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two children; their oldest is a Daycroft kindergartener.
Greg is the father of a former Daycroft student and is a Technical Writer, Editor, and Educator. Greg comes to the board from an academic and IT background, with experience in fundraising, distance education, academic IT, and data and asset management.
Greg received his education at Knox College (BA, History), Purdue University (MA in History), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MLS).
Dayna lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Frank, and Daycroft student Madison. Dayna did her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. She then graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and returned to Ann Arbor to complete her general psychiatry residency and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Michigan Medicine. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is passionate about the mental health needs of children.
Donna received her B.A. in psychology from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan. Her previous research has focused on children’s friendships, social skills training programs, and maternal employment. Donna and her family have been part of the Daycroft community since 2009, and she is currently president of the Daycroft Parent Guild (DPG).
Moses Lee has spent the past 15 years working with students to succeed. He is owner of Michigan Language Center and a faculty member at the University of Michigan. Previously, he co-founded Seelio, an education technology company that partners with universities to help prepare students for meaningful careers. The company was acquired by Keypath Education, a global education company, in 2014. Prior to Seelio, Moses directed TechArb, the University of Michigan entrepreneurship accelerator and taught the entrepreneurship practicum courses. Moses graduated with a BBA and MA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Ian is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Michigan, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate students since 2008. While at Michigan, he has served as Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History and in other administrative positions in the History Department and in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. His previous experience also includes teaching in a liberal arts college environment at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and in his research and writing, he specializes in the history of ancient Greece and Egypt. Ian and his family have been part of the Daycroft community since 2014.
Sally Read is the former Head of School of the Kazoo School in Kalamazoo, where she served for four years. She has experience working in public and independent schools, as well as conducting research in Montessori schools. She earned her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University. She lives in Kalamazoo with her husband and dog, Riley.