WRUS Announces New Trustees, Chair

The Board of Trustees of Wye River Upper School (WRUS) is pleased to announce two new trustees have joined them in service to the school. Jamie Foster and Elizabeth “Beth” Spurry have each agreed to serve a three year term.

Foster is the parent of a WRUS alumna. He holds a degree in Animal Science, and has worked in biology research and now owns and runs the Glendale Riding School with his wife, Molly. “I have attended a myriad of educational institutions – government school, parochial school, public school and private boarding School. I have watched the approach to education used at Wye River and think it is one of the best models I have seen. The school is truly about the children. I would have loved to attend a school like Wye River.” Foster is an active member of the Tidewater Pony Club and is involved with Talbot Special Riders.

Spurry is a Senior Vice President with Wye Financial and Trust in Easton, Maryland. She is a Certified Financial Planner and Trust and Financial Advisor. She is actively involved with the Easton Rotary, United Fund, Christ Church, Dixon House and sits on the Boards of the May Foundation and the Women and Girls Fund. Beth lives with her daughter Olivia in Easton. Beth reports her appreciation for the need for WRUS and is eager to offer her expertise to WRUS.

Head of School Chrissy Aull points to her enthusiasm for the skills each is expected to offer the school. “Jamie has been motivated to support our growth from the first day we met him. He deeply understands why our work is so important to the community. I know that Beth’s outstanding professional expertise and her standing in the community will be very helpful as we transition to our permanent location.”

WRUS also announces that Greg Wannenwetsch has accepted the position of Chair of the Board. Past Chair Terry Nolan will remain as a Trustee. Aull expresses her gratitude to both for their service. “Terry continues to offer great energy and enthusiasm for our work. Greg will lead us as we continue our search for a new location and the activities associated with that process.” Advises Aull.

Wye River Upper School is a college preparatory high school for grades 9-12 that offers a supportive, yet challenging curriculum for students with a wide range of learning styles and needs in the Eastern Shore and Central Maryland regions. WRUS is located on the campus of Chesapeake College in the Higher Education Center and provides state of the art technology, digital arts and environmental science instruction, interscholastic sports, dual enrollment with Chesapeake College, and a low student/teacher ratio. Students are accepted mid-year and offers financial aid. For more information, contact Jeff Moran at 410-827-5822.

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