The Carver Center Foundation Board takes ideas and puts them into We have committed to be responsible stewards of the mission and the resources entrusted to us.

Claire Carberry

President, 2019-2021

“As a professional actor and voice over artist, I know my time training at Carver Center gave me the work-ethic and confidence to trust my voice. The arts transform lives and I am thrilled to serve the Carver Center community.”

Parent of Class of 2022 DIM 
(Digital Instrumental Music) Student”

Van Orden

President Emeritus, 2019-2021

Parent of  IT/IMP Alumnus

Michael Quinn

Treasurer, 2020-2022

Parent of Class of 2023 Visual Art Student 

Jordan Schloss

Secretary and Governance, 2016-2022

“As members of the Carver Center community, we cannot let the arts and technology disappear from public education. Every student deserves the benefits of a comprehensive program and instructors uniquely qualified to deliver it. The educational experiences provided at Carver Center cultivates life-long learners whose passion for their craft empowers them to be creative, successful, inspiring contributors to society and the world.”

Design and Production Alumnus, 2016



Natalie Edington

Communications, 2019-2021

“Nurturing a passion for arts and technology, developing engaged members of society and fostering a commitment to lifelong learning are at Carver Center’s core and align with my personal values. I am excited to be active in the Carver Center Foundation and its critical efforts to enhance students’ learning experience.”

Parent of  Class of 2022 Visual Arts Student

Cindy Shilling

Vice President - Parent Committee, 2020-2022

“Carver Center is not only a school – it is a family. A place for our kids to flourish and let their voices be heard. A place for them to be themselves without judgement. No matter the prime of choice, each student’s talent is recognized and given the chance to shine. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of Carver Center Foundation and all of its efforts to help our Carver Center students.”

Parent of Class of 2023 Carpentry Student 


Development Chair, 2020-2022

Carver Center gave me a lifelong appreciation for the arts, an unwavering work ethic, and provided an inclusive environment to grow within. As an adult, I believe it is important to give back to my community, and I can’t think of anything that has impacted me as profoundly than my arts education.”

Visual Arts Alumna, 2010

James Paquette

Deputy Development Chair, 2020-2022

“Our two sons’ have had transformational experiences at Carver Center. Their academic, artistic, & personal growth has been extraordinary. None of this could be possible without the financial support of the Carver Center Foundation.”

Parent of  Acting Alumnus and Class of 2022 IT/IMP Student


StudenT Representative,

“Carver Center is an environment where all students can flourish. My goal is to improve Carver Center Foundation’s communication with families and allow students’ voices be heard. As a student, I am able to get feedback from students, parents, and teachers to help the Carver Center community to continue to grow.”

Class of 2021 Design and Production Student

Nasreen Naqvi

StudenT Representative,

“Carver Center Foundation is an amazing organization I joined for the prospect of being involved in my school community and collaborating with others who adore Carver Center just as much as I do.”

Class of 2021 Design and Production Student

Michael Loverde

Faculty Representative,

Department Chair – CTE

Omead Afshari

Faculty Representative,

Digital Fine Arts Teacher and 
Visual Arts Alumnus


Principal, 2002-Present

Principal of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology