School Board

Members of AISV School Board 2023-2024:

Marcelle Yeager - Board Chair; Troy Baugh - Vice Chair; Artūras Žygelis; Julijus Grigaliūnas; Viktorija Trofimova;
Brandon Meng.

AISV subscribes to the  Principles of the National Association of Independent Schools for good governance:

The following principles of good practice are set forth to provide a common perspective on the responsibilities of independent school boards. The board and the head work in partnership to fulfill these principles.

1. The board adopts a clear statement of the school’s mission, vision, and strategic goals and establishes policies and plans consistent with this statement.

 2. The board reviews and maintains appropriate bylaws that conform to legal requirements, including duties of loyalty, obedience, and care.

3. The board assures that the school and the board operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, minimizing exposure to legal action. The board creates a conflict of interest policy that is reviewed with and signed by, individual trustees annually.

4. The board accepts accountability for both the financial stability and the financial future of the institution, engaging in strategic financial planning, assuming primary responsibility for the preservation of capital assets and endowments, overseeing operating budgets, and participating actively in fundraising.

5. The board selects, supports, nurtures, evaluates and sets appropriate compensation for the head of school.

6. The board recognizes that its primary work and focus are long-range and strategic.

7. The board undertakes formal strategic planning on a periodic basis, sets annual goals related to the plan, and conducts annual written evaluations for the school, the head of school, and the board itself.

 8. The board keeps full and accurate records of its meetings, committees, and policies and communicates its decisions widely while keeping its deliberations confidential.

9. Board composition reflects the strategic expertise, resources, and perspectives (past, present, future) needed to achieve the mission and strategic objectives of the school.

 10. The board works to ensure all its members are actively involved in the work of the board and its committees.

11. As the leader of the school community, the board engages proactively with the head of the school in cultivating and maintaining good relations with school constituents as well as the broader community and exhibits best practices relevant to equity and justice.

12. The board is committed to a program of professional development that includes annual new trustee orientation, ongoing trustee education and evaluation, and board leadership succession planning.


Marcelle has three children at AISV in Kindergarten, Grade 4, and Grade 6. Her family moved to Vilnius in the Summer of 2021 for her husband's assignment at the U.S. Embassy. She spent the first ten years of her career in strategic communications at APCO Worldwide, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the US government. In 2012, she founded Career Valet, which helps mid- to executive-level professionals reshape their career narratives to get them into a job they love. She also led ServingTalent, the first recruiting agency for U.S. military and Foreign Service spouses. She has an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from Georgetown University.

Marcelle Yeager, Board Chair

Troy moved with his family to Vilnius in July of 2021 for his wife’s assignment at the U.S. Embassy. His three children attend AISV in the lower school. Troy previously worked in finance and accounting, but he enjoys volunteering in our local community. He has an MBA from Indiana University and B.S. from The United States Military Academy. Troy is very excited to serve on the board as an appointed member to help support the school and continue the excellent reputation of AISV.

Troy Baugh, Vice Chair

Viktorija has been actively involved in the AISV Board’s Futures Committee. Although she was born in Ukraine and has lived in Vilnius for the last 20 years, she graduated from Colegio Nueva Granada in Colombia. She graduated from University College London with a degree in Economics. She is the co-founder and CEO of the most prominent video game developer in the Baltics – Nordcurrent. She has two sons attending AISV: Boris, in Grade 4, and Maksim, in Grade 2, and they have been in the school since PK-3.

Viktorija Trofimova,

Julijus is a Vilnius native who has lived around the world and chose Vilnius as the city to raise his family. He has worked in finance for over 20 years in the Baltic States. He manages the financial advisory firm Porta Finance. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Since the mid-1990s, he has been promoting the Baltic States to the world and continues to do so daily, bringing the Baltics to the world and the world to the Baltics. His children attend AISV, and he aims to further its cause of promoting the life of the international community in Vilnius.

Julijus Grigaliūnas,

Artūras was born and raised in Vilnius and has served on the AISV Board for the last seven years. His daughters Mantė and Gytė both graduated from AISV. His family spent 12 years outside Lithuania, living in Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine, working in International companies. His family returned from Ukraine in mid-2015 and came straight to AISV. He is a member of the Finance and Building Committees, and he uses his knowledge and experience to help the school extend its facilities and maintain a healthy financial position.

Artūras Žygelis,

Brandon is in Vilnius with his wife, Nikita, and three children, Arabella, Aurelia, and Aria. He is with the US Air Force, currently assigned to the Defense Attache Office at the United States Embassy. He has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland and has served in the Air Force for 14 years, holding various positions. He has extensive volunteer experience, loves the AISV community, and wants to help it grow while meeting its strategic objectives.

Brandon Meng,