Governance & Board of Trustees

Board Meetings

The board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at the school. The agenda is posted prior to each meeting at the school.

Board Minutes

Click on the school year to view monthly board minutes.

Meet Our Board of Trustees



Board Chairperson

Dr. Jill Cane joins the Polaris Charter School Board of Trustees with thirty years of experience as a public school Principal, Federal Projects Director, Curriculum Coordinator and Mentor Coordinator.  She was a Founder of Polaris Charter School and served as the Start-Up Director for school’s first year of operation. Throughout her career, Dr. Cane has focused on developing, implementing and assessing instructional programs that challenge and engage all students.  Her consulting includes working collaboratively with parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and government officials in multiple areas of curriculum and professional development.  In her personal life, Jill spends as much time as possible with her eight grandchildren, who range in age from 9 to 19.  She also enjoys international traveling with her husband, watercolor painting, gardening, reading, Zumba, and classical music.



Vice Chair

Don Winterton, joined the Polaris Board in 2017.  A graduate of Manchester Central High, and The University of New Hampshire, Don is currently a Town Councilor and member of the Planning Board in Hooksett NH. Don's work life including senior management positions in small biotech companies across the country and retired as the National Director of Field Sales at IDEC Pharmaceuticals which later merged with Biogen to become the third largest biotech company in the world.  Don also was a high school and college basketball referee working nearly 20 NH state championship games, was on the staffs of Big East, Ivy. American East conferences, and was chosen to officiate 2 NCAA Division 2 national semifinal games.  Don brings his zeal for community involvement and management expertise to the Board.  Don lives in Hooksett with his wife Paula, 2 dogs, and 5 cats..



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Board Member

With a 20+ year history of leading and coaching sales and marketing teams for a variety of organizations, combined with time spent as an adjunct professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at St. Anselm’s College, Angela has a passion for education and helping people reach their full potential.  She holds a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Education from the University of New Hampshire and an Executive MBA in Organizational Leadership from Rivier College. In her free time, Angela enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, a former student that thrived at Polaris, to visit members of their large family who live throughout the country.



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A new board member!



Board Resource

Sharon Klardie joins the Polaris Charter School Board with 20 years of Technology experience.  Sharon has a passion for combining technology solutions to drive forward transformation.  This passion has extended to community outreach, helping nonprofits, individuals and corporations learn more about Salesforce ecosystem.  This community involvement earned Sharon the honor of being named a Salesforce MVP.  Sharon has a degree in Economics and a Master in Business Administration.  A mother of 2 boys, who keep her on her toes, laughing & smiling.  They help inspire her to continue to focus on how we can all connect to move forward each day making it better than the last.

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Polaris Charter School admits students of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin to all the right, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, administration policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.