The Bush School’s Board is made up of twenty-five volunteer Trustees that oversee governance of the school. The board is the guardian of the school’s mission. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission. The Board meets monthly during the school year.
This spring, we are highlighting the newest members of the Board of Trustees. We have asked our new Trustees a series of questions to help the community get to know them a bit better. First up, is new Board member and Bush alum Maneesh Batra '90.
Name: Maneesh Batra '90
Occupation: Physician in the Newborn ICU (Interim Chief Neonatology
Seattle Children's Hospital)
Why do you serve on The Bush School Board of Trustees?
“I believe in the mission and leadership of the school. Being an alum, and now with two children of my own attending the school, I care deeply about the experience for students and families.”
What are some of your goals as a member of the Board?
“To work towards supporting the school's efforts to be anti-racist and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).”
How Bush has changed your life or the life of your family?
“I learned to learn, to write, and to follow my interests along with being a contributing member of a community at Bush.”
What are you most passionate about at Bush?
“The approach to experiential education, and making space for all students to experiment, learn, fail, connect, and grow.”
How would your kids describe you?
“Busy, organized, likes to cook, and has really bad jokes.”
Current favorite show or series?
“Colin in Black and White.”
Favorite spot on the Bush campus and why?
“Urban Courtyard, where everyone seems to hang out.”
Favorite spot in Washington?
What is something people may not know about you?
“I love magic tricks!”