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Burke's Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the school’s financial health and consistency between its strategic direction and mission.

Board of Trustees Updates

New Trustees for terms beginning on July 1, 2021:

Kristen Franklin P'24
Caitlin Carroll Oppenheimer P'23
Chris VanArsdale P'23

2021-22 Board Officers:

President - Sharon Davis - P'19
Vice President - Susannah Baruch P'18 and P'21
Secretary - Ruta Puskorius - P'21 and P'22
Treasurer - Nick Keenan - P'18, P'18, and P'20

Faculty Representation

Damian Jones - Head of School
Maureen Minard - Faculty Representative

Board Committees

List of 7 items.

Further Information

The Board works in close partnership with the Head of School and senior staff, and is currently composed of 20 elected members, as well as two ex officio members: the Head of School and the Faculty Representative. The Board is governed by By-laws that are reviewed and updated regularly, consistent with internal policies and the recommendations of leading independent education associations. Current by-laws are available online.

The Board generally meets 10 times each year. Trustees serve a three year term, and may be re-nominated for a second term of three years, for a maximum of six years of service. The Chair of the Trustees Committee solicits board nominations each year.

The Board accomplishes most of its work at through standing committees, formed to address specific, time sensitive issues. All voting members of the Board volunteer their time, skills and resources to the school.
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.