About Us

Board of Trustees

Calvert School’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the School. Currently, the Board is comprised of 18 elected members and Head Master Andrew Holmgren, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member. Ward Classen ’71 leads the Board and is the 21st Chairman of the School. By charter, the Trustees serve as a resource for the growth of our School and provide guidance and oversight of operations, endowment, expenditures, and all properties of Calvert. The Board establishes broad policy goals and supports long-range planning to ensure Calvert’s legacy.
Calvert School is proud to welcome four new members of the Board of Trustees. Chosen for their knowledge, passion for education, and expertise. Dyson Dryden ’88, Chuck Nabit, Henry Hopkins ’55, and Betsey Swingle Hobelmann ’87 will bring a wealth of knowledge to the School.

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  • Dyson Dryden ’88

    L. Dyson Dryden IV ’88 is an investor who has created, acquired, invested in, and built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries. Mr. Dryden currently serves on the executive committee of Black Diamond Financial, LLC and is President of Capitol Investment Corp. He is also a member of the board of directors of Cision Ltd., Lindblad Expeditions, Inc., CDS Logistics Management, Inc. and Washington E-Sports Ventures, LLC.  Mr. Dryden has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. Mr. Dryden and his wife, Anna McKnight Dryden, along with their two daughters, Martina and Henrietta, split their time between Maryland and New York City.
  • Chuck Nabit

    Mr. Nabit has been involved in the development, management, and operation of a wide variety of businesses for more than 30 years.  His principal focus has been in the area of health care. Mr. Nabit currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DDMS, LLC, one of the country’s largest providers of services and support for developmentally disabled adults. As an outgrowth of the health care business, Mr. Nabit has developed and currently operates a substantial commercial real estate portfolio. In addition, he is involved in a number of private equity and venture fund transactions. He graduated with honors from the College of William and Mary School of Law. His undergraduate degree is in English from the University of the South. He married Mary Kay Nabit in 2003. They reside at their home, Cedarwood, with their two children, Grace and Alex. 
  • Henry H. Hopkins ’55

    Henry Holt Hopkins ’55 worked at T. Rowe Price Associates from 1972 to 2008. He served as its chief legal counsel and head of its legal department from 1987 until his retirement. He was a director of T. Rowe Price Group from 1987 to 2006. Mr. Hopkins is married to Nancy Hopkins, who taught Kindergarten at Calvert from 1983 to 2007. In 2013 Calvert School named its new early education wing the “Nancy Hopkins Wing.” Mr. Hopkins earned his L.L.B. degree from the University of Maryland in 1968 and his B.A. from Trinity College in 1965. He is a member of the Maryland, Baltimore City, and American Bar Associations, and he is the Lead Independent Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Brown Advisory Funds (2012 to present). Mr. Hopkins currently serves as President of the Board of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (since 2008), President of Friends of the Clifton Mansion (since 2008), a member of the Board of the Maryland Historical Society and its Building and Grounds Committee (since 2016), and a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Law School (since 1998) and is Co-Chair of its Development Committee (since 2011).
  • Betsey Swingle Hobelmann ’87

    Betsey Swingle Hobelmann ’87 co-founded Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys in 2015 and currently serves as the Chair of the Board. She is a community volunteer, serving as President of the Alumnae Association at Roland Park Country School and a member of the Stage One Board at Baltimore School for the Arts. Betsey and her siblings attended Calvert in the 1980s, and she and her husband, Greg, live in Baltimore with their three children, James ’22, Caroline ’19, and Anna ’17.   

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  • 2019-20 Board of Trustees

    Ward Classen ’71, Chairman
    Ned Insley, Treasurer
    Pat Cameron, Secretary
    Kevin Carnell
    David Clapp '81
    Dyson Dryden ‘88
    Mark Fulchino
    Betsey Hobelmann ‘87
    Ann Holcomb
    Henry Hopkins '55
    Gayle Kelly
    Heidi Kenny-Berman
    Dino Mallas
    Redonda Miller
    Chuck Nabit
    Courtney Otenasek
    Josh Perry ’96
  • Trustee Ex-Officio

    Andrew B. Holmgren
  • Trustee Emeriti

    Carville Collins ’73
    Bob Kent
    Tim Krongard ’76
    Jack Luetkemeyer ’53
    Bob Mathias
    Frank Riggs ’51
    Jim Stradtner
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.