Board of Trustees

Dear Members of the TJ Family,

Dear TJ Community,
My family became part of the TJ community sixteen years ago when my son enrolled as a seventh grader.  We chose TJ for its academic excellence and commitment to a classical education.  We chose it for the faculty who knew each student and were committed to helping each student master not just the subject matter, but the art of learning and critical thinking.  We chose it for the purposeful size and diversity of the community.  As a former parent, I look back with gratitude.
As Trustees we look forward.  Our focus is on upholding the school’s mission, supporting those charged with carrying out the mission on a day-to-day basis and ensuring TJ’s financial sustainability.
In the 2020/2021 school year, this means we support the amazing faculty and staff as they respond to the challenges of the pandemic and continue to provide an educational experience true to the TJ mission to students present on campus and those learning remotely from around the world.  We also look to the opportunities for the future that result from rising to the challenges of the present. We support the efforts to use what we learn during the current crisis to enhance the TJ educational experience and to build TJ’s reputation as a leader in the field.
We also work to secure the future of the school through the TJ Resilience campaign, strengthening connections with the community and reinforcing the financial stability that will ensure TJ continues to offer its special form of a classical education and to send students into the world to lift it up with beauty and intellect for many years to come.  The world would certainly be a poorer place without it!
Trish Winchell
President, Board of Trustees


List of 11 items.

  • Henry Agbo '05

    After graduating from TJ, Henry went to Harvard, where he earned a degree in anthropology in 2009. He followed that with a year-long fellowship at the American University in Cairo in the Office of Communications and Marketing. Henry worked as a Global Sourcing Business Analyst at Target Corporation and currently works in London as the Inclusion & Diversity Community Advisor for Apple. Henry serves on the Board’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Erica Briscoe

  • Joanna Eagan

  • David German '04

    David is a TJ alum from the class of 2004.  During his five years, he co-founded the All-School Play and operated an unreliable dial-up ISP from the second floor of Main Building.  His JV basketball career was almost as glorious as it was long.

    He earned a BA in Computer Science and BS in Engineering from Swarthmore College, which led to a series of software engineering jobs in Cambridge MA; he currently works on Google Search.  Thanks to his TJ education, he uses all four sentence structures when writing his annual performance review.  

    He lives in the Boston suburbs with his wife and daughter, who tolerate spontaneous fragments of memory work.
  • Joseph Han '11

  • Jimmy Holloran ‘03

  • Mary Karr P'06

    Mary was with the St. Louis Federal Reserve for over 25 years as the most senior general counsel in the entire Fed system. She led a team of six lawyers who supported 40 departments and 1,400 employees, advised the bank executives, and provided day-to-day legal counsel on bank regulations and economic policy and service as the fiscal agent of the U.S. Treasury. Her daughter Anne graduated from TJ in 2006. Mary chairs the Finance and Head Support Committees, and serves as the Treasurer for the Board.
  • Chino Kim '86

  • Lucinda Santiago P'22

    A native of Seattle, Lucinda moved to St Louis with her husband almost 20 years ago. They have two sons, Ciaran (TJ Class of 2022) and Josiah (Whitfield Class of 2023). A former public relations, public affairs and marketing director (for the Downtown Seattle Association), Lucinda has also worked in the non-profit sector serving in development, advancement, and Board structure. Lucinda’s husband Paul is a physician at Washington University and Lucinda has stayed home the last several years to manage the home fires and provide volunteer assistance to the kids’ schools (New City School, Churchill, TJ and Whitfield) and interests (St Louis Rowing Club). She has also been very involved with fundraising and events at The College Church. Lucinda is delighted to join the Thomas Jefferson School Board of Trustees as the school continues to provide the strongest, classical education in the greater St Louis region.
  • Laurie Shornick, Ph.D.

  • Irving Williamson '61

    Irv served as Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission from 2006 until 2014 and has more than 40 years of experience in the international and trade policy fields. Prior to his appointment, he was for seven years President of Williamson International Trade Strategies, Ind., a New York based consulting firm that advised clients on legal, policy, and regulatory issues affecting international trade and business. Irv holds a BA in history from Brown University, an MA in international relations with an emphasis on African studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a JD from the George Washington University Law School. He is married to Cheryl A. Parham, has two children, Patrick and Elizabeth, and resides in Washington D.C.

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