Welcome to our "Perspectives" column, a chance to hear from Nueva's leaders. For this installment, we sat down with Bruce Cozadd, Chair of Nueva’s Board of Trustees. Learn about Bruce, Nueva’s Board Committees and Task Forces, and how you can get involved.
At Nueva, we know gifted learners.
Gifted learners want to know how and why. They constantly wonder and ask, and seemingly cannot quench their thirst for knowledge. They think big: they want to design, to build, and to test. They fall in love with topics and ideas, and are driven to investigate. They experience the world in complex ways and often have sensitivities that run deep. They are all this and so much more. While they share some characteristics and behaviors, gifted learners defy categorization.
When they arrive at Nueva, they learn quickly, no matter their age, that they can be themselves. Their gifts are embraced, their voices heard. They never have to quiet their questions or hide their passion for learning.
We meet their specialized needs through our unique, dynamic educational model, based on more than 50 years of expertise serving gifted learners. Their education is not detached from life; life beyond the classroom is integral to understanding. Our hallmark features include distinctive inquiry-based, interdisciplinary studies, a constructivist project-based approach, pioneering curricula in Social-Emotional Learning, the first precollegiate Design Thinking program in the country, and our Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion program, now in its fourth year.
The Nueva experience guides our PreK–12 students to become flexible thinkers, designers, mathematicians, artists, scientists, friends, and citizens of our community and far beyond. We’re growing gifted learners to be problem solvers today. At Nueva, our students learn to make choices that will benefit the world.
A Nueva education has never been more relevant or important for gifted learners and for our world. Nueva graduates know knowledge is theirs for the taking, and that their ideas and creations are meaningful and will have impact, no matter what their pursuits. Our students are empowered global citizens, and they fill us with optimism and excitement for the future.
The Nueva experience comes to life most authentically through expression. We welcome your visit so you can experience firsthand our motto: “Learn by Doing, Learn by Caring.”
Head of School
|Diane Rosenberg||Head of School|
|Terry Lee||Associate Head of School|
|Megan Terra||Lower School Division Head|
|Liza Raynal||Middle School Division Head|
|Stephen Dunn||Upper School Division Head|
|Taryn Grogan||Director of Admissions|
|Robbie Klein||Director of Institutional Advancement|
|Gavin Bradley||Director of College Counseling|
Board Task Forces
Committee on Trustees
Marketing & Communications
Bridge Experience Task Force
Environmental Citizenship Task Force
Global Citizenship Task Force
Nutrition Task Force
Strategic Plan Oversight
Innovative Learning Conference
Internship Task Force
Buildings and Grounds
Parent Leadership Opportunities
At Nueva, parent involvement is truly unique. Parents are not just engaged — through their creative ideas and initiative, they have taken typical school events and made them thrilling for students, faculty, and families alike.”
— Arvind Sharma, former NPA Co-President
Officers of the Board of Trustees
Vice Chair and Treasurer
- Kat Alfond
- Susan Barnes
- Derrick Bolton
- Janet Cheston
- Hoon Cho
- David Cowan
- Bonnie Fought
- Robert Frank
- Vernon C. Grigg III
- Art Heidrich
- Zack Herlick
- Rick Holmstrom
- Mary Hynes
- James Isaacs
- Karla Jurvetson
- Puja Kaul
- Joe Kraus
- Leon Kuan
- Terry Lee – Ex officio
- Kevin Lynch
- Zod Nazem
- Karen Pace
- Kristina Phipps
- Buffy Poon — Ex officio
— Ex officio
- Rie Rubin
- Michelle Sandberg
- Jody Sievers
- KR Sridhar
- Marc Tarpenning
- Donna Wingate — Ex officio
- Marie Yuann — Ex officio
Welcome to our "Perspectives" column, a chance to hear from Nueva leaders in their own voices. In this installation, meet Marie Yuann, Buffy Poon, and Arvind Sharma, Co-Presidents of the Nueva Parents Association (NPA). While Marie represents the Lower School (PreK–4), Buffy the Middle School (5–8), and Arvind the Upper School (9–12), these three dedicated parents work collaboratively across the entire school.
Welcome to our "Perspectives" column, a chance to hear from Nueva leaders. In this installment, meet Mara Wallace and Andrea Johnson, Co-Chairs of the Marketing and Communications (MarCom) Committee of the Board of Trustees.