West Sound Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Board of Trustees serving as the stewards of the vision of the school.

The Head of School

The Head of School serves at the discretion of and in partnership with the Board of Trustees to advance the mission of the school on a day to day basis. Barrie Hillman was appointed Head of School in 2011 after having been a teacher and administrator at the school since 2008. She combines her experience as a long time educator with that of working in the corporate world to lead with a commitment to continual school improvement and to always make decisions in favor of the child.


The 2019-20 Board of Trustees

  • Margaret Johnston, Chair of the Board
  • Mark Phelan, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Jeff Johnson, Finance Chair
  • Danielle Bradford, Secretary
  • Crystal Thornell
  • Lousana Compagna
  • Valerie Cox
  • Bill Hulseman
  • Chad Van Derrick
  • Madeline Pratt
  • Teri Bicknell