Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a diverse group of parents and community members who oversees school policies, maintains financial oversight, and plans for the long-term future of Summers-Knoll. Board members serve three-year terms, with the potential of re-election for a second term.

Preeti Schaden, President

Preeti Schaden is the COO and co-founder of Fluency Media, a digital marketing agency leading award-winning campaigns for clients such as I Love New York, Nonnies snack foods, Beaumont Hospital Systems, Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Association of Realtors, McKinley Real Estate, Real Estate One and others. Preeti also has extensive experience in the fields of education and the non-profit sector through her work with the High Scope Foundation and Planned Parenthood.

Dan Crane

Dan Crane is the Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He was previously professor of law at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a visiting professor at New York University Law School and the University of Chicago Law School. Dan has a strong interest in broad, humanistic, and classical education and would like to continue supporting SK in that vision.

Lynne Frederickson, Secretary

Lynne Frederickson is a long-time Ann Arbor resident and mother of three boys: a middle-schooler at Summers-Knoll, a sophomore at Pioneer High School, and a Ph.D. student at the University of Idaho. Lynne holds an M.A. in English from the University of Michigan, where she currently works.

Stephanie Freeth

Stephanie Blackburn Freeth is the Founding Partner of Adaptive Alternatives LLC, a boutique consulting firm serving nonprofits and foundations locally and nationally. She has an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in English from Princeton University. Stephanie Freeth is a member of Ann Arbor Rotary and an alumna of Leadership Detroit XXXIII. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and in a number of capacities as an alumni volunteer for Princeton University.

Jason Harper

Jason Harper is the founder and CEO of RXA, LLC (, an Ann Arbor-based data and analytics company. He has an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics. Jason and his family are avid ‘CrossFitters’ and Jason holds multiple CrossFit Trainer Certificates.

Karen Prochnow

Karen Prochnow is a third-generation Ann Arbor resident and has two children currently enrolled at Summers Knoll. While presently a stay-at-home mother, her prior professional life included working for nearly twenty years as an environmental scientist performing risk assessments at Superfund sites throughout the west. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Health from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Michigan University.

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