Board of Trustees

Chair- Danielle Charest

Danielle Charest joined the Board of Trustees in June 2017. She is a proud mom with children ranging in age from 6-23.  She has been living in Nashua with her husband, Eric, for 25 years. They currently have a 5th grader and a 1st grader attending Gate City Charter School for the Arts. This is her family’s fifth year in the GCCSA community and they couldn’t be happier. Danielle has been involved in parent-teacher organizations for over 18 years as her older children have gone through school and has found GCCSA to be the perfect fit for her family. She is proud to be part of the BOT. She is also involved in GCCSA PTO and currently sits on the board as Treasurer. In their free time, her family enjoys volunteering in numerous organizations within the community such as junior actor-singers, NYSL and PAL Force. Outside of her family and her volunteer hours, Danielle works as a Perinatal Scrub Tech. She is also attending Rivier University to become a Registered Nurse.

Secretary - Sarah Thibeault

Sarah Thibeault lives with her husband, Julian, step son, Weston and daughter, Olive in Nashua, NH. Both herself and her husband come from an arts background and were excited to hear about Gate City Charter School for the Arts, and knew this was the school for their daughter. We are excited to be in our fourth year at GCCSA, Olive is in third grade, and loves her school. Sarah works as a bartender 2 nights a week and is currently working on a certificate in Sports and Exercise Nutrition with the hopes of opening and running her own wellness studio in the near future. She teaches Sunday School and sits on the financial board of her church in North Chelmsford, MA, where she grew up.  In their free time Sarah and her family volunteer in their church community and try to get active doing yoga or going on nature walks. Sarah loves volunteering at the school and helps in the library and cafeteria and anywhere else she can. Sarah is excited to be part of Gate City Charter School for the Arts and proud to be serving as the Parent Representative on the Board of Trustees.


Parent Rep- Neil Mahoney

Neil graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the University of New Hampshire and holds a Green Belt Six Sigma certificate from Villanova University.  He is employed as the Vice President of Procurement for the last 22 years at Fulfillment America Inc. in Billerica, MA. His roles include account management, purchasing, and scheduling. Neil is the proud parent of three
daughters of which two are currently enrolled at Gate City. The caring and supportive learning environment that Gate City provides is an ideal fit for his daughters’ needs. Neil was raised in Pelham, NH and his wife, Amanda, have been married for 20 years. He is an avid golfer and most weekends you will find him on the golf course. Neil’s love of golf allowed him the opportunity to run a charity golf tournament for over 10 years to help raise money for cancer research.  When not on the golf course, Neil and his family enjoy game nights, beach days, and spending time with the dachshund, Dash. Neil is excited for the opportunity to be serving the school on the Board of Trustees and welcomes any comments or suggestions.


Meeting Information

The Board of Trustees meet the third Thursday of every month at 7pm in the school. The public and press are welcome to attend.

Meeting Schedule


Tuesday January 18, 7pm

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