Board of Directors
Director Emeritus, Dr. Carol G. Tucker
Board member since 1972
Dr. Carol Tucker, Board Member Emeritus, is a founder of The Concept School and was it’s Director for almost thirty years. She has served on the board since it’s inception, along with her late husband John Tucker. Dr. Tucker received her B.A. in English from Swarthmore College, an M.A. degree from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD from Bryn Mawr in Human Development. She began her teaching career at Penncrest High School and also provided private tutoring services to students, one of whom was notably artist Jamie Wyeth. She and a few of her fellow educators founded The Concept School in 1972. Carol and John’s late son, Mark Tucker, is a 1989 graduate of The Concept School. In addition to her career and family, Carol has always been involved in the community, serving the Borough of Chester Heights as Auditor, and in the choir at St. John’s Episcopal in Concordville, PA.
Mr. Randell Spackman
Board member since 2001, TCS graduate
Randell Spackman is currently Board President of The Concept School, and has served as a board member for over a decade. Randell was a student at The Concept School before graduating from the University of Delaware in 1995. As owner of Thornbury Services Inc. he shows his passion for restoring older homes and interest in the preservation of land and history. Randell is a strong proponent of local farming and runs Thornbury Farm CSA which offers produce to the community. He also sits on several boards supporting local history including the Chadds Ford Historical Society board of directors and Thornbury Township Historical Commission. Randell’s love of adventure and safety led him to become a certified instructor of PADI scuba diving and a First Aid Responder and instructor. Randell is proud to be a member of the WCASD school board.
Mrs. Nancy Maguire
Board member since 2011
Nancy Maguire is serving her second year as Vice President of the Board and brings 40 years of Human Resource experience to the role. She holds a B.A. from LaSalle University and is retired from PricewatererhouseCoopers where she held the position of National HR Director. While Nancy’s son attended TCS, she served as PTO President and became committed to the mission of the school. Nancy sits on the board of directors of LaSalle University Alumni Association and is active volunteer in her former parish in the City of Chester, PA.
Dr. Margaret-Ann Koch
Board member since 2014
Dr. Magi Koch joined The Concept School Board of Directors in 2014 and is currently serving her second year as Secretary of the Board of Directors. She brings over 20 years of experience as an Educator and Administrator in both Private and Public Schools. Dr. Koch holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Reading, and a BSc in Education. She is certified in the areas of Elementary Education (K-6), Special Education (N-21), Reading and English as a Second Language. Dr. Koch retired from Woodlynde School as an administrator in 2014, and served as TCS Interim Head of School from July 2015 until January 2016.
Mr. Herman Goldner
Board member since 2001
Herman Goldner is CEO of a private Philadelphia construction company which has been in business for over 125 years. He has served on its board for the past 30 out of 45 years with the company. In addition, he has served on the Boards of Magee Rehabilitation, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania, and The Concept School. Herman was President of the Concept School Board for over 10 years and this year, he, along with his company, will be sponsoring the 18th Annual Concept School Golf Outing. This charity event raises money for the operation of the school. Herman graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a B.S. in Industrial Relations and has been a respected member of the Union League of Philadelphia for 35 years.
Dr. Peter Herman
Board member since 1991
Dr. Peter Herman has been a board member of The Concept School for over 27 years. During that time, he served as President of the Board for two years. In addition, he has been a practicing veterinarian and owner of Providence Veterinary Hospital for 48 years, and has been a member of the Alumni Executive Board and is currently serving on the Dean’s Alumni Counsel at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Herman served on the Board of Independence Dogs, Inc , a nonprofit service organization for 17 years and served as their President for 12 years. He was also their veterinarian giving deeply discounted prices to the non-profit organization. Dr. Herman has also been a certified instructor of tai chi for over 30 years.
Mr. Bruce Johnson
Board member since 2011
Bruce Johnson has been on the Board of The Concept School since 2011 and has served as treasurer for the past five years. Mr Johnson is retired and spent the last 30 years of his career as Chief Financial Officer for several start-up technology companies. He is a past member of the AICPA and PICPA and has a B.S in accounting from St Joseph’s University and an MBA from Drexel University.
Mrs. Anne Searl
Board Member Since 2018
Anne Searl is serving her first year on The Concept School board. Anne has a lifelong relationship with The Concept School, as she is the daughter of the founder, Dr. Carol Tucker. Both of Anne’s parents were heavily involved in the school during Anne’s upbringing, and her brother Mark Tucker is a 1989 graduate. Anne holds a B.A. degree from the University of Delaware and brings 20 years of Human Resources experience to the board. Anne currently works as the Director of Human Resources for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Mr. Joseph Syernick
Board Member Since 2018
Joseph Syernick, a CPA and a Financial Advisor, is a Senior Partner with Creative Financial Group. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with a B.A. in accounting and is currently serving his first year as a member of the TCS Board. Joe is active in charitable organizations, such as Pony Power Therapies, The Covenant House, Susan G. Women and Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Joseph Woodbridge
Board member since 2018
Joseph Woodbridge began serving on the board of directors at The Concept School in 2018. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from West Chester University in 2014 and his Master of Social Work degree from West Chester University in 2018. Joseph has been involved in the field of substance use disorder treatment since 2014. He has worked in Inpatient and Outpatient levels of care at Mirmont Treatment Center helping to treat individuals, groups, and families. In his current role, Joseph is a Behavioral Health Therapist working with adolescents who have primary substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. Joseph is also an advocate for substance abuse prevention and awareness with local school districts and is working on developing an undergraduate course in substance abuse for the Sociology department at West Chester University. Additionally, he has training in Relapse Prevention Counseling developed by Terrence Gorski and is a certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CRPS).