Board of Directors

Renaissance School is fortunate to have a very active and forward-thinking Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly to establish long-term strategic plans, school goals and objectives, as well as the implementation of steps to meet those goals, teach students well, achieve our mission, and prepare for the future. The growth of Renaissance School, from its founding in 1999 to its recognition as the Niche 2019 #1 Best High School for the Arts, is due to the work of faculty and students - but also to the hard work of strategic planning, mostly behind the scenes, by our dedicated and thoughtful Board.

Nora Demleitner

Nora Demleitner

Nora V. Demleitner is the Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Prior to this she served as the Dean of W&L Law from 2012-2015 and Dean of Hofstra University School of Law from 2007-2012. Nora is also a Class of 2019 parent.

Nell Goddin

Nell Goddin

Nell Goddin is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She has worked as a radio reporter, SAT tutor, short-order omelet chef, and baker. Nell is also a Class of 2018 parent.

Chuck Henter

Chuck Henter

Charles M. Henter is the founder of HenterLaw PLC. He practices education and college law, among other disciplines. He graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law. Since the Fall of 2003, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law.

Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson

Sara C. Johnson is the Head of Renaissance School. In 2002 she joined RHS as the Studio Art faculty, and in 2009 became the school’s second Head following the retirement of the founding Head of School. Sara earned her BFA with honors from Indiana State University and her MFA at UT, Knoxville.

Landon McDowell

Landon McDowell

Landon McDowell is Chief Product Officer at Linden Lab, a virtual reality platform development company based in San Francisco since 1999. Landon has a B.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. Landon is also a Class of 2017 and Class of 2023 parent.

Kay Manchester

Kay Manchester

Kay Manchester is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Farm Credit of the Virginias. Kay earned her MBA from James Madison University. Kay is also a Class of 2015 parent.