BBA Welcomes New Chair of the Board

Jill Perry-Balzano
Burr and Burton is excited to announce that Charley Stevenson, parent of two BBA alumni and a trustee since 2020, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding longtime Trustee Ed Campbell.

Stevenson brings a broad range of experiences in education to his role as chair. Starting his career as a math and science teacher, Stevenson taught at middle and high schools for several years before joining the staff at Williams College as an advisor and resource coordinator. 

While working directly in education, Stevenson also served first as a founding board member and later board chair of the BART (Berkshire Arts and Technology) Charter School in Adams, MA. He then went on to serve as a member and eventually chair of the board of the Pine Cobble School in Williamstown, MA, where he remains a trustee emeritus. 

Since 2011, Stevenson has run a consulting firm, Integrated Eco Strategy, that supports institutions in implementing green building plans. 

“Charley brings a wealth of governance experience, perspective as a BBA parent, and a thoughtful sensibility to everything he does.” Headmaster Mark Tashjian said. “He listens, synthesizes, and guides with skill, and I look forward to working in partnership, all in service of this community.”

Stevenson is looking forward to carrying on the work of Burr and Burton as a school that is both “evolving and responsive” to the needs of the community: “I can’t think of a school that has a more beneficial impact on students and families than BBA. The fact that this community is at the core of what BBA does is remarkable, and this is something to be celebrated and built upon.”