About Bush

Board of Trustees

Mission Minded Leadership

The Board of Trustees is entrusted with the responsibility to forward the mission of the school and to sustain the existence of The Bush School with an emphasis on generative and strategic considerations. Always keeping the school's mission as the basis for all major decisions, Trustees offer their time, effort, knowledge, and judgment in support of the school’s objectives. In return, Trustees contribute to the advancement of the school, gain a deeper engagement with the Bush community, and have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
The Board of Trustees is a volunteer governing body with four principal responsibilities: 

  • Organizing and managing itself so as to fulfill its duties to the school. 
  • Planning, developing, and establishing policy and assessing the school's performance.
  • The school's financial condition and physical plant. 
  • Selecting and working cooperatively with the head of school.
I think in many ways the next 100 years at Bush may not look all that different—with the exception of a new Commons and Middle School, of course! However, I am excited to see how actual education will evolve and shift over time. Our mission and vision will remain constant, but how that shows up in methods and experiences will look dramatically different. I’m looking forward to seeing that unfold in our unique community.

- President of the Board of Trustees Karim Lessard ’89


Executive Committee

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Karim Lessard

    Karim Lessard 

    President; Co-Chair, Head of School Search Committee
  • Photo of Quentin Streets

    Quentin Streets 

    Vice President
  • Photo of Amy Fernandes

    Amy Fernandes 

    Treasurer; Co-Chair, Finance Committee
  • Photo of Geoff Harris

    Geoff Harris 

    Secretary, Co-Chair, Finance Committee


List of 19 members.

  • Photo of Emily Alhadeff

    Emily Alhadeff 

  • Photo of Loren Alhadeff

    Loren Alhadeff 

    Chair, Development Committee
  • Photo of Atul Bali

    Atul Bali 

    Co-Chair, Capital Task Force
  • Photo of Alfred Banks

    Alfred Banks Jr 

  • Photo of Maneesh Batra ’90

    Maneesh Batra ’90 

  • Photo of Zane Behnke

    Zane Behnke 

    Chair, Methow Task Force
  • Photo of Craige Blackmore

    Craige Blackmore 

    Chair, Methow Task Force
  • Photo of Wesley Burns

    Wesley Burns 

    Chair, Investment Committee
  • Photo of Irene Fisher

    Irene Fisher 

    Co-Chair, Capital Task Force
  • Photo of Salone Habibuddin

    Salone Habibuddin 

  • Photo of Patricia Hearn

    Patricia Hearn 

  • Photo of Kathy O'Kelley

    Kathy O'Kelley 

  • Photo of Julie Okerstrom

    Julie Okerstrom 

    Co-Chair, Capital Campaign Task Force; Co-Chair Head of School Search Committee
  • Photo of Daniel Pak

    Daniel Pak 

    Chair, Governance Committee
  • Photo of Jessica Rosen

    Jessica Rosen 

  • Photo of Nyasia S. Sarfo

    Nyasia S. Sarfo 

    Co-Chair, DEI Committee
  • Photo of Jennifer Schorsch

    Jennifer Schorsch 

  • Photo of Omar Shahine

    Omar Shahine 

    Co-Chair, Capital Campaign Task Force
  • Photo of Judi Yates

    Judi Yates 

    Co-Chair, Campus Design & Development


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Percy Abram

    Percy Abram 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Heather O'Malley

    Heather O'Malley 

    Families Association President
The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 715 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98112    (206) 322-7978
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admissions, or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment on the basis of age or marital status.
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