BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Trustees governs the organization. The Board is comprised of individuals with experience in education, finance, law, real estate acquisition and development, and fundraising.
Benjamin Breen is an Australian born violinist and made his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1993. He has since toured in Australia, Europe, the United States and Japan, receiving critical acclaim as soloist with orchestra, in recital as chamber musician and recording artist.
William Colavito has recently returned to the MCS Board, on which he served for the first five years of the school’s charter. He is retired from a career of more than 45 years in public education, as a teacher and principal of both middle schools and high schools – most recently as vice president at the Center for Educational Innovation. Bill is a proud graduate of the New York City Public Schools and an alumnus of City College, NYU, and Pace University.
A board member since 2016, Kathleen Cudahy has over 25 years of government experience, having served as Legislative Counsel to the Speaker of the City Council and Director of the Council’s Infrastructure Division, dealing with such issues as rent regulation, tax incentives and economic development. During 2001, Ms. Cudahy worked as a key policy advisor and strategist in Michael Bloomberg’s successful campaign for Mayor and served on the Mayor-elect’s Transition Committee. She joined Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz in 2002 and has managed numerous real estate accounts including Vornado, RFR, Chetrit Group, Stellar Management, and several membership and trade organizations including the Community Housing Improvement Program, the Entertainment Software Association and the National Elevator Industry, Inc. Ms. Cudahy is also a Board Member of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and a graduate of Georgetown University and New York Law School.
A member of the board since 2014, Barbara Cuspard serves as the current Parent Representative to the Board. She brings over 40 years of early education experience in New York City along with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University.
Joy Elaine Daley
A member of the board since 2009, Joy Elaine Daley contributes years of experience as a teacher and principal, and now oversees a network of NYC public school leaders. From Jamaica to the Bronx, primary school to college, Ms. Daley has served diverse student populations. In addition to her passion for education, Ms. Daley has been an active member of the community service-oriented Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority since 1985.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES
Manhattan Charter Schools