Board of Trustees
Maryann Hedaa, Chair
Charity Grace Mofsen, Co-Vice Chair
This kinship brought her to become a full time resident in 2015. She now serves as Associate Director of Nantucket Operations at the Museum of African American History where she shares the fascinating and rich history of the African Americans that helped shape Nantucket. An advocate for the empowerment of youth, Charity Grace is intimately involved with social issues affecting the people of Nantucket including the role that race historically and currently plays in our culture. With a degree in Sustainable Residential Design and Development from Maharishi University of Management, she serves as a trustee of Nantucket's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Her experience in a consciousness-based learning environment allows her to bring a holistic approach to education that enlivens one’s creativity and encourages the development of full human potential. For fun, Charity Grace sings in a local band with her husband Michael.
Rachael Freeman Slosek, Co-Vice Chair
In 2003, after completing her graduate studies, she decided to move here year-round for a job at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Currently she is the Environmental Coordinator at the Nantucket Land Bank and is married to Sam Slosek, who co-owns Moors End Farm with his family. Together they have 3 children, Sophia, Ben and Eli, all of whom attend the Lighthouse School.
Both Rachael and Sam are pleased to have the opportunity for their children to attend a school that is educating them both academically and emotionally. They feel strongly that the Lighthouse School, is teaching their children to be confident thinkers, learners and problem solvers. What an amazing foundation for life!
Kim Huffman Cary
A passion for equity in education and her summer home has made Kim an energized trustee on the board of the Nantucket Lighthouse School, joining the board in June 2021.
Married into the island family with her vows to Donick Cary (NHS ‘86), Kim has made it a priority to bring her two children to their summer home in Nantucket as an escape from their “school year” life in Los Angeles. Kim is a Founding Parent at Larchmont Charter School in Los Angeles, a socio-economically diverse charter with a progressive, constructivist education. Larchmont opened its doors in 2005 as a K-2 elementary and has now grown to a TK-12 campus. Her youngest will graduate in a blink of an eye, with the class of 2027!
Kim has spent her career in the entertainment industry, working as a Music Supervisor and in Rights and Clearances, currently as producer in the studio of a film and television composer.
Jillian Fraker, Faculty Representative
Jillian was born and raised on Nantucket and returned to the island after finishing her master's degree in creative writing at The New School in New York City.
Lizbet Carroll Fuller, Trustee Emerita
After a rewarding career in Global Branding and Childrens' products, Sharon is living her retirement dream as a Nantucket resident.
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Mr. Kupper (pronounced as “Cooper”) has had a distinguished career in publishing having spent 24 years at Time, Inc., where he held a number of senior sales management positions. These included advertising sales manager for Sports Illustrated, advertising director for Life Magazine and international advertising director for Time Magazine. He was also publisher of Health Magazine, part of Time Inc.’s Publishing Venture Group.
Mr. Kupper started his career as a media planner at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in 1969 after serving in the U.S. Army for two years. He spent ten months in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal with the First Cavalry.
He holds a BA in Business Administration from Upsala College. He is also a graduate of Concordia Preparatory School where he is the Corporate Advisor to the International Management Program. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Concordia College as he delivered their winter commencement address. In 2006, Mr. Kupper gave the spring commencement address at The University of Delaware.
Mr. Kupper is currently on the Board of Directors of Cygnus Business Media Company and Turnstile Publishing Company. He serves on the Advisory Board for ScrollMotion LLC, an iPhone app developer. He is a Corporate Counsel Member of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and a Corporate Trustee for the Trustees of the Reservation, a Massachusetts land preservation organization. Mr. Kupper is also a golf course rater for Golfweek Magazine.
Amanda has been a lifelong summer resident of Nantucket and a reading teacher in the Boston area for the past decade. She joined the Board of the Nantucket Lighthouse School in October 2021 blending her love for the island with her passion for education.
Amanda holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Lesley University and is an Orton-Gillingham trained reading specialist who has spent her career working with diverse, urban communities in Somerville and Chelsea, MA. She is very excited to apply what she has learned through these experiences to education on Nantucket.
The school's philosophy of addressing a child's mind, body and individual spirit, while teaching and supporting skills for critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the navigation of one's social-emotional life, has allowed her daughter Clementine to thrive in her academic experience. "We couldn't have asked for a better school for our daughter, anywhere, let alone on this little island! We love our Nantucket Lighthouse School Community."
Quinn and his family moved to Nantucket full-time in 2020 and his three daughters, Ford, Addison, and Sawyer all enrolled at NLS.
Nantucket has been a tradition in Quinn’s family for many generations, but he, his wife, and daughters are the first to make the island home full-time. As a Juice Guy working for Nantucket Nectars, Quinn developed a passion for the entrepreneurial spirit which parlayed into successful careers helping build lifestyle brands Vineyard Vines and johnnie-O from startups into nationally recognized companies. He’s now working for Fisher Real Estate helping make peoples’ dream of owning a home on the island a reality."
Board of Advisors
Susan O’Brien, Chair
D. Anne Atherton