Being a grandparent is one of life's most rewarding pleasures and, therefore, it is with much enthusiasm — as fellow Burke's grandparents — that we tell you about a new and exciting initiative happening here at Burke's. Since we as grandparents are already such a vital part of our Burke's community, we have decided to establish a Grandparents' Council.

The purpose of the council will be to give current grandparents and special friends the opportunity to meet a couple of times a year with your granddaughter's teachers and Head of School Michele Williams, as well as have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the experiences that our grandchildren are enjoying as a member of the Burke's family. This will allow us to witness first-hand Burke's mission in action, as the school continues to educate, encourage, and empower our girls. We may also have the opportunity to become involved in other activities ranging from assisting with events to helping arrange special outings/speakers, etc. Lots of ideas to consider!

With that in mind, we would like to offer you a fun way to be involved in your granddaughter's academic experience by inviting you to become a member of the Grandparents' Council. If you would like to learn more about volunteering on the Grandparents' Council or have any questions, please contact Erica Obando, Communications and Advancement Associate, at 415-751-0177, extension 301, or

We look forward to seeing you this year!

Mary Robinson and Barbara Sklar
Co-Chairs, Burke's Grandparents' Council

Christina Norman
Vice-Chair, Burke's Grandparents' Council

Recent News Articles for Grandparents

List of 3 news stories.

  • Faculty Profile: Tammi Abad

    Tammi Abad is on a mission to create mathematicians. For the past four years, she has worked as the math and social studies teacher during the bridge year of 4th grade to prepare her students for the Upper School. “I believe the mathematician we are creating here is more empowered. I see these girls taking many more risks and becoming increasingly receptive to the idea that anyone can be a mathematician.”
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  • Burke's Gets a Facelift!

    This summer’s construction project did not slow down our usual busy start to the school year! The Burke’s campus has been in full swing since August 22, when faculty and staff gathered back together to begin planning for the new year and strategizing how to overcome hurdles that construction would surely bring. The motto for the year? Flexibility!
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  • Faculty Profile: Dana Perkins

    As any eighth grader can tell you, the high-school admissions process is one of the most stressful times in their young lives. Dana Perkins came to Burke's in the 2016-17 school year uniquely positioned to usher those students through our already strong high-school counseling program.
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Grandparent Suggestion Box

Grandparents' Council Members

Mary Robinson, Co-Chair
Barbara Sklar, Co-Chair
Christina Norman, Vice-Chair

Victoria Barkan
Susan Boeing
Rosemary Booth
Sylvia Bunshoft
Philipa Caldwell
Barbara Callander
Lyman Casey
Bob Caulfield
Anne Coglianese
Joe Coglianese
Suzy Diamond
Dagmar Dolby
Sandy Feldman
Ivana Ferreira
Doris Fisher '49
Vicki Fleishhacker '60
Trish Flint
Susan Gantner
Ellen Griffin
Cherrie Harden
Gary Harden
Jane Hartely
Stephen Jasik
Stefania Jha
Rick Jones
Julie Jospe
Neelie Kroes
Martha Kropf
Doris Linnenbach
Sharon Litsky
Susan Lynn
Mary Ann Margaretten
Bobbie McClanahan
Kathleen McKewan
Christina Norman
Heidi Perez
Tom Perkins
Mary Robertson
Mary Robinson
Helen Schwab
Barbara Sklar
Clarke Swanson
Elizabeth Swanson
Bonnie Trexler
Terry Trexler
Mary Ann Walker
Katie Webb
Gail Whelan
Dede Wilsey
Kay Woods
Peg Wyant
Jack Wyant
Cynthia Zinober
Pete Zinober
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

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