Board of Directors
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.
Mrs. Anne Searl
Board member since 2018
Anne Searl 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.
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. 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.
Ms. Leslie J. Davila
Board Member Since 2019
For over 20 years, Leslie Davila has committed her career to advocate on behalf of children and victims of crime. Ms. Davila currently serves as the director of the Office for Child and Youth Protection of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Ms. Davila also teaches college level courses as an adjunct professor and designs and facilitates professional development workshops and trainings for schools, government and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Davila holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from LaSalle University.
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. 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.
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. Komen and Meals on Wheels.