Board of Trustees


The October Board of Trustees Meeting will take place virtually via Google Meets on Tuesday, October 19 at 6pm.
All are welcome.
October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 19 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
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board meetings

Board meetings take place at 198 Varet Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (or via Google Meets when allowed to by law).

Members of the public are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so your name may be added to the security list at the front desk.

A copy of each meeting’s agenda is available for download here. Please contact Katie Manion at if you would like a copy of the materials distributed at one of the board meetings, or view archived materials from prior academic years.

Parents and other members of the community are always welcome to bring any concerns to the Board. Please email the Board Chair, Lourdes Rivera-Putz, at

board members

John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon
Board Co-Treasurer
John Witherspoon is the Director of Infrastructure Services at the
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Kathy Gaffney
Kathy Gaffney
Board Secretary Read more
Lourdes Rivera-Putz
Lourdes Rivera-Putz
Board Chairperson
The WCHS Board Chair, Lourdes Rivera-Putz, has extensive ties throughout
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Manny Morales
Manny Morales
Board Co-Treasurer Read more
Samuel Rivera
Samuel Rivera
Board Vice-Chair
Sam currently serves as the Vice President of the Board
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Ellen Eagen

Board Packets and Minutes

Meeting DateAgendas and Public PacketsMeeting Minutes
August 17, 2021
July 20, 2021Public Packet
June 15, 2021Public PacketMinutes
May 25, 2021Public PacketMinutes
April 27, 2021Public PacketMinutes
March 16, 2021Public PacketMinutes
February 23, 2021Public PacketMinutes
January 19, 2021Public PacketMinutes
December 15, 2020Public PacketMinutes
November 24, 2020Public PacketMinutes
October 27, 2020Public PacketMinutes
September 29, 2020Public PacketMinutes
August 25, 2020Public PacketMinutes
July 28, 2020Public PacketMinutes
June 23, 2020Public PacketMinutes
May 26, 2020Public PacketMinutes
May 14, 2020 Special MeetingPublic PacketMinutes
April 28, 2020Public PacketMinutes
April 24, 2020 Special MeetingPublic PacketMinutes
March 31, 2020Public PacketMinutes
March 15, 2020 Special MeetingPublic PacketMinutes
February 25, 2020Public PacketMinutes
January 28, 2020Public PacketMinutes
December 18, 2019Public PacketMinutes
November 19, 2019Public PacketMinutes
October 15, 2019Public PacketMinutes
September 17, 2019Public PacketMinutes
August 27, 2019Public PacketMinutes
July 30, 2019Public PacketMinutes
June 25, 2019Public PacketMinutes
May 28, 2019Public PacketMinutes
April 30, 2019Public PacketMinutes
March 19, 2019Public PacketMinutes
February 26. 2019Public PacketMinutes
January 29, 2019Public PacketMinutes
December 20, 2018Public PacketMinutes
November 27, 2018Public PacketMinutes
October 30, 2018Public PacketMinutes
September 25, 2018Public PacketMinutes
August 28, 2018Public PacketMinutes
July 26, 2018Public PacketMinutes
June 19, 2018Public PacketMinutes
May 15, 2018Public PacketMinutes
April 24, 2018Public PacketMinutes
March 20, 2018Public PacketMinutes
February 28, 2018Public PacketMinutes
January 18, 2018Public PacketMinutes
December 19, 2017Public PacketMinutes
November 27, 2017Public PacketMinutes
October 24, 2017Public PacketMinutes
September 19, 2017Public PacketMinutes
August 29, 2017Public PacketMinutes
July 25, 2017Public PacketMinutes
June 20, 2017Public PacketMinutes
May 16, 2017Public PacketMinutes
April 25, 2017Public PacketMinutes
March 21, 2017Public PacketMinutes
February 28, 2017Public PacketMinutes
January 17, 2017Public PacketMinutes
December 20, 2016Public PacketMinutes
November 21, 2016Public PacketMinutes
October 24, 2016Public PacketMinutes
September 20, 2016Public PacketMinutes
August 30, 2016Public PacketMinutes
July 19, 2016Public PacketMinutes
June 22, 2016Public PacketMinutes
May 24, 2016Public PacketMinutes
April 20, 2016Public PacketMinutes
March 16, 2016Public PacketMinutes
February 9, 2016Public PacketMinutes
January 19, 2016Public PacketMinutes
December 16, 2015Public PacketMinutes
November 24, 2015Public PacketMinutes
October 19, 2015Public PacketMinutes
September 22, 2015Public PacketMinutes
August 26, 2015Public PacketMinutes
July 21, 2015Public PacketMinutes
June 16, 2015Public PacketMinutes
May 19, 2015Public PacketMinutes
April 29, 2015Public PacketMinutes
March 24, 2015Public PacketMinutes
February 24, 2015Public PacketMinutes
January 29, 2015Public PacketMinutes
December 16, 2014Public PacketMinutes
November 25, 2014Public PacketMinutes
October 21, 2014Public PacketMinutes
September 23, 2014Public PacketMinutes
August 19, 2014Public PacketMinutes
July 15, 2014Public PacketMinutes
June 17, 2014Public PacketMinutes
May 20, 2014Public PacketMinutes
April 29, 2014Public PacketMinutes


Charles Hobson, Former Board Secretary

Charles Hobson headed Vanguard Documentaries, a production company known for its successful collaborations with PBS and the BBC, among others.Hobson’s most recent PBS co-production, Treasures of New York: The Flatiron Building, aired in April 2014 and commemorates the 110th anniversary of the world famous structure. His acclaimed four-decade career has included films such as Harlem in Montmarte, (Arte, PBS), Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (PBS), Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant” (FOX), Jump Street: The History of Black Music (PBS), Negroes with Guns (PBS) and Like It Is (ABC-TV). Hobson’s awards include an Emmy, a Fulbright (Germany), The Japan Prize (Special Citation), CINE “Golden Eagle,” and the Best Documentary Prize at the 2010 International Pan African Film Festival, 7th Edition, in Cannes. He has taught at SUNY, NYU Tisch School for the Arts, Vassar, and lectured at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. In 2010, Hobson was Artist in Residence at Art Workshop International, in Assisi, Italy. He had recently expanded his scope of work to include film for corporations and non-profits, such as Verizon Wireless, New York University Medical Center, and Broadway Housing Communities.

He was a consultant for the Museum of Modern Art and was featured at the Lincoln Center for his groundbreaking work on the television programs Inside Bed-Stuy and Black Journal.

Board Meetings 2020-21

  • July 28, 2020 at 6pm
  • August 25, 2020 at 6pm
  • September 29, 2020 at 7pm
  • October 27, 2020 at 6pm
  • November 24, 2020 at 6pm
  • December 15, 2020 at 6pm
  • January 19, 2021 at 6pm
  • February 23, 2021 at 6pm
  • March 16, 2021 at 6pm
  • April 27, 2021 at 5pm
  • May 25, 2021 at 5pm
  • June 15, 2021 at 6pm