Crestmont is run by a Board of Directors comprised of parents. Our strategic and streamlined board structure allows our Board of Directors to focus on long-term planning, financial stability, and adherence to Crestmont’s mission statement. Crestmont’s Board consists of 5 Board Member positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Development plus 4 additional Director-at-Large positions for members and/or non-members of the school co-op.
Emily Bolt – President
Chamia L. Chambers – Vice President
David Zimring – Secretary
My daughter Hannah is in Chris’ Second Grade Class. Our family has been going to Crestmont since 2017 and I have been on the Board since 2018. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and lived on the East Coast in VA and MD for a decade but now call the Bay Area my home. When I am not fulfilling Board duties, I work as a History Professor at Diablo Valley College and as a full-time stay-at-home dad for Hannah and my son Caleb. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, playing chess, reading a good book, and practicing American Sign Language. I am also a huge Civil War buff, which is my field of study, and I have given presentations about life as a Civil War soldier, including with my own Union army uniform and equipment. It is a privilege to be part of the Crestmont community and I plan to continue contributing to the growth of the community as part of the Board for years to come.
David Brody – Treasurer
I have been a Crestmont parent for 3 years, and have 2 children, Simon (2nd), and Benji (K) at the school. My position on the Board is Treasurer, and I joined the board to help focus on the longer-term financial stability of Crestmont. Our family loves being a part of the wonderful Crestmont community, which is truly cooperative, compassionate, and thoughtful. My outside interests include cooking, playing tennis, and reading.
Katie Flynn – Development
Meilan Carter-Gilkey – Director-at-Large
This is our 5th year at Crestmont since our son Mateo began Kindergarten. It has been a wonderful experience to watch our youngest grow and blossom in such a caring and engaging environment. As a writer from a family of artists, integration of the arts in education is important to us as is progessive learning, to meet all learners’ needs, both of which Mateo receives. It was my desire to introduce Crestmont to more of the community that brought me to the Board, as the Admissions Chair for the first two years. This year I am a Director-at-Large. It has been a wonderful opportunity to help to build this amazing community and to participate in Mateo’s education.