AISF Board of Directors


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Dr. Mercedes Ricon

Vice President, ECAP

Dr. Mercedes Ricon is the Associate Director of Killian Oaks Academy, a private Pre-K through 12th grade school in Miami. She has served on the AISF Board of Directors since 2007 and is the current Secretary. Dr. Ricon also serves on the boards of the Independent Schools of South Florida and the National Independent Private School Association.…

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Mercedes Ricon

Board Member

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Brette Rothfield

Board Member

Mr. Rothfield (BA, Psychology and Drama, Tufts University, Somerville, MA) is the Business Manager of Alexander Montessori School.  He is an alum of Alexander (Class of 1990) and manages the School and Camp Administrative Office.

Mr. Rothfield was awarded the Alan O’Such Memorial Outstanding Service Award by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) in 2012, as well as the Paul C.…

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Joyce Schechter, MSW


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Dr. Benjamin Troge

Board Member

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Jeff Turner

Board Member

Jeff is the Founder and Executive Director of Tree Top Academy pre-school. A highly regarded school in Jupiter. Jeff’s passion for early childhood education began when his children were born and has only grown deeper since then.  He has a background in corporate finance but has been an active student of early education for the past 10 years, having conducted independent research and having attended several programs offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Florida International University and various other high level programs. …

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