Princeton Day School is proud to announce four new members of the Board of Trustees who will serve their first term this year. At the Board's first meeting in September, Chair of the Board and alumna Rebecca Bushnell '70 welcomed the new members, observing, "We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of new trustees. Each will bring a different background and new perspective to the important work we do throughout the year."
Sanford "Sandy" Bing h '87 has innumerable ties to the School, including serving as a former faculty member, administrator, past parent and past trustee. Daughter Hilary Butera '81 and son Andrew Bing '84 also claim Princeton Day School as their own. Mr. Bing earned his A.B. in Biology from Lafayette College, then pursued graduate studies in chemistry at UCLA and the University of Northern Colorado before receiving his M.A. in Educational Administration from Rutgers University. A resident of Pennington, Bing began his independent school career in 1960 as a chemistry and biology teacher at the Hun School, later becoming Dean of Students, then Director of Admissions. In 1969, along with his wife, Iris Bing p '81 '84 and children, Sandy joined Princeton Day School as Head of the Upper School, serving in that position for 18 years, including two during which he was acting headmaster (1982 and 1985). In 1987, he helped form the Princeton Educational Resource Center, a not-for-profit consulting center. Bing later returned full time to independent school life at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, where he served for eight years as Dean of Faculty. As a testament to his years of dedication to Princeton Day School, Sandy became an honorary member of the Class of 1987, and the Class of 1980 created a named endowment to honor the central role he played in their lives as students. The Class of 1980 Sandy Bing Scholarship Fund supports PDS students in need of financial assistance.
Alanna Bocklage p '26, '29 is a current parent, with her husband Chandler Bocklage p '26, '29, of two children at Princeton Day School since 2014. Alanna graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College and went on to earn a M.S.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University. She has held administrative positions at Mt. Sinai Hospital's Adolescent School-Based Health Centers and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatry Department, in addition to elementary-level teaching at a Bronx public school with the NYC Teaching Fellows Program. Bocklage is the consummate community builder who was an active volunteer for The Junior League of the City of New York and for the past four years, a dynamic presence at Princeton Day School through Parent Ambassadors, which she has chaired, the PA Governing Board, Annual Fund involvement, and as a volunteer for Book Fair and Friends of the PDS Libraries. A resident of Princeton, she joins the Board of Trustees as the President Elect of the Parent Association this year.
Anita Gupta p '26, '29 is a current parent, with her husband Sanjeev Srinivas p '26, '29, of two sons at Princeton Day School since 2015. Dr. Gupta, a Princeton resident, is a board-certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and pharmacologist with a Master's in Public Policy and a certificate in health policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is currently Senior Vice President at Heron Therapeutics and a Scholar at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is the former FDA Advisor and the Vice Chair, Division of Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesiology, and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers, her medical degree at UMDNJ, her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University, and her clinical scientist training at National Institutes of Health. Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a pain fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.She has also published several books with Oxford University Press and has been a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School and also completed professional education both at the Wharton School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jacob "Jake" Silverman '89 is a Princeton Day School alumnus whose parents also championed the School. Both his late father, Ira, and his mother Jane MFS '63, served terms on the School's Board of Trustees. After graduation, Mr. Silverman attended Harvard University, where he earned his B.A. and M.B.A. Residing in New York City and married to Katie Silverman, Jake joined Duff & Phelps in 2004, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and later became their head of investment banking. In 2013, Silverman was appointed President of Duff & Phelps. He worked with Stone Ridge Partners LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, prior to joining Duff & Phelps. Silverman joined Stone Ridge Partners from Atomica Corporation, a venture-backed enterprise software company, where he served as Vice President of Finance and acting CFO. Prior to Atomica, he worked for Oak Hill Advisors, a private investment firm.
Reflecting on the new board members, Head of School Paul Stellato concludes, "For its most recent class of trustees, Princeton Day has drawn deeply from the parent, alumni, and former-faculty communities. In doing so, it adds to its ranks immense talent, diversity of experience, and richness of perspective of and about our School. In welcoming them all, we look forward to their participation, camaraderie, and leadership." -Melanie Shaw
Photo caption: Chair of the Board Rebecca Bushnell '70 with Head of School Paul Stellato and new trustees Alanna Bocklage p '26, '29, Sanford Bing h '87, Anita Gupta p '26, '29, and Jacob Silverman '89.