Pacem’s board of directors makes decisions regarding the vision, future, and financing of the school.  We draw our board members from both within and outside of the Pacem community.  All members of the community are welcome to attend board meetings.

Chris Stone, President

Adam Necrason, Treasurer

Adam Necrason is a Pacem parent.  He lives in Jericho with his wife Diana and their children.  Adam is the President of Necrason Group, which is a Montpelier based state government and public affairs consulting firm with clients ranging from small non profit agencies to large multi-state companies working to serve Vermonters.  He was raised in upstate New York before moving to New England for college and then law school.  He received a B.S. from UMASS Amherst in 1993 and a J.D and Masters in the Study of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School in 1996.  He loves rebuilding his family’s 1860 farmhouse with his son Theo as his helper and Diana as their inspiration and designer.

Steve Sharp, Secretary

Lexi Shear, Director

Lexi has many years of experience teaching science in public and exceptional private high schools and believes that that the most powerful learning experiences happen when students are allowed to explore their own observations, ideas, and beliefs in a community of committed learners. She is excited to be part of such a community at Pacem.  Lexi has leadership experience as a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Club, as the founder and organizer of the Green Mountain Club’s Young Adventurer’s Club, and as a project associate for the Trust for Public Land. She wrote Nature Guide to Vermont’s Long Trail, and has journeyed extensively in the wilderness, including a 2,700-mile thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Lexi believes passionately that, through education and personal exploration, humanity can create a more sustainable relationship with the environment. To this end, she has taught hundreds of students in traditional classrooms and wilderness environments, has studied biological conservation, and has worked as a conservation ecologist.   Lexi’s scientific curiosity, love of teenagers, passion for the wilderness, and commitment to sustainability all help her students to flourish, whether they be under a roof, a forest canopy, or the night sky.

Lexi has an undergraduate degree with honors in biology from Harvard College, and a Master’s degree in botany from the University of Vermont where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society. She lives in Montpelier with her nine-year old daughter.

Laura McCaffrey, Faculty Representative

Heidi Dorr

Kiana LaDeau


We are seeking to add a few more members to our board.  Are you inspired by our mission?  Do you want to make a contribution to the young people of this community?  More information about serving on our board is here.