Doane Stuart


School Leadership

Sharon Duker

Interim Head of School
I’ve been involved with Doane Stuart since my son entered PreKindergarten in 1991. My various roles – parent, trustee, part-time teacher, and interim Head of School – deepened my love of and connection to this wonderful school. I like to tell people that my son graduated, but I just couldn’t leave Doane Stuart! When the School found itself without a Head in the summer of 2018, I was proud to be chosen by the Board to help lead and guide Doane Stuart during its year of transition. It will be my pleasure to resume my former place on the Board and do my part to assist the new Head in learning about the School and the wider Capital District communities.

Phone:(518) 730-4804 ext. 200

Education:B.B.A., Accounting, Siena College C.P.A., New York M.Ed., Adolescence Education, Business and Marketing, The College of Saint Rose

Board of Trustees

Ginna M. Roeding, Ph.D., President of the Board
Parent of Emily ’11 and Rob ’14, Licensed Psychotherapist and Psychology Consultant

Marjorie Gorelik, Secretary
Parent of Samantha ’20, Former Client Manager, IBM Corporation

Dandan Wu, Ph.D., Treasurer
Associate Professor of Finance, The College of St. Rose

Andrew Rose, Esq., Counsel
Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Noel Hogan, Ed.D, CPA, President Emeritus
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Albany Medical Center

John B. Robinson, Jr., President Emeritus
Parent of Claire ’89, Leanne ’94 and Greg ’98, Former Managing Director, Government Banking, FleetBoston Financial

Alan Boulos, MD
Parent of Lucas ’25, Nicholas ’21 and Mateo ’17, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical Center

Sr. Meg Canty, RSCJ
Co-Coordinator,  Albany Area Associates for the Society of the Sacred Heart; Former Administrator, Kenwood Convent

Sharon M. Duker, CPA
Parent of West ’05, Interim Head of School, The Doane Stuart School

Karen Hitchcock, Ph.D
Past President, University at Albany; Past Principal, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada; Consultant to Higher Education

Ellen Jakovic, Esq. DS ’78
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington D.C.

Winifred A. McCarthy KA ’66
Retired Speech Therapist

Seth Powell
Parent of Annabel ’26 and Finn ’29, Owner and Producer, Soundcheck Republic; Managing Partner, Rock Creek Reserve

Patrick Turley, Esq. DS ’79
Partner, Dechert International, Washington D.C.