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Year-round, our Administrative Team manages day-to-day operations and sets policy, while ensuring that the School lives up to its mission and philosophy and to its commitment to equity and inclusion.

Burke is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

As a not-for-profit institution, Burke benefits from the stewardship and strategic oversight of a volunteer Board of Trustees.

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Steve McManus

    Steve McManus 

    Head of School
    Georgetown University - B.S.
    Towson University - M.A.T.
    Year Appointed: 2022

List of 12 members.

  • Photo of Aimée Weil

    Aimée Weil 

    Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
    Towson Univ. & Univ. of Baltimore - M.B.A.
    University of Baltimore - B.B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2020
  • Photo of Alexis Martina

    Alexis Martina 

    HS Dean of Students
    Ohio State University - M.A.
    Ohio State University - B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2014
  • Photo of David Panush

    David Panush 

    Director of Innovative Learning and Technology / Scheduler / HS History
    Williams College - B.A.
    George Washington University - M.A.
    Began at Burke: 1998
  • Photo of Elizabeth Pleshette

    Elizabeth Pleshette 

    Dean of College Counseling
    Columbia University - A.B.
    University of Texas at Austin - M.P. Aff.
    Began at Burke: 2020
  • Photo of Jennifer Rawlings

    Jennifer Rawlings 

    Director of Development and Alumni Relations
    Kenyon College - B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2009
  • Photo of Julia Harman Cain

    Julia Harman Cain 

    Director of Communications & Marketing / HS Math
    Princeton University - A.B.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2019
  • Photo of Kai-Anasa George

    Kai-Anasa George 

    Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
    Mount Holyoke College - B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2006
  • Photo of Kevin Forde

    Kevin Forde 

    Director of Athletics
    Salisbury University - B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2012
  • Photo of Kristin Arndt

    Kristin Arndt 

    Assistant Head of School for Program
    Harvard School of Education - Ed. M.
    Vassar College - B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2021
  • Photo of Sharielle Applewhite

    Sharielle Applewhite 

    Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement
    University of Connecticut - B.A.
    Hunter College - M.S.W.
    Began at Burke: 2021
  • Photo of Susan Hearn

    Susan Hearn 

    Head of Middle School
    UNC Chapel Hill - B.A.
    University of Florida - M.A.
    Began at Burke: 1993
  • Photo of Yvette Cuenco

    Yvette Cuenco 

    School Counselor
    New York University - M.S.W.
    University of California Los Angeles - B.A.
    Began at Burke: 2021
Co-ed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment for grades 6-12.