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

Recent News Articles for Grandparents

List of 3 news stories.

  • 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 Profile: Christina Norman

    My name is Christina Norman and I am the very proud grandmother of Felicity S., class of 2022. I joined the Grandparents’ Council in order to enjoy volunteer opportunities and to catch glimpses of Felicity’s school life.
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Grandparents' Council Members

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

Steering Committee
Susan Boeing
Rosemary Booth
Sylvia Bunshoft
Barbara Callander '44
Lyman Casey
Sandy Feldman
Dan Feldman
Doris Fisher '49
Vicki Fleishhacker '60
Susan Gantner
Stefania Jha
Rick Jones
Neelie Kroes
Mary Ann Margaretten
Bobbie McClanahan
Tom Perkins
Helen Schwab
Clarke Swanson
Elizabeth Swanson
Bonnie Trexler
Terry Trexler
Dede Wilsey
Peg Wyant
Jack Wyant

General Commitee
Flip Caldwell
Bob Caulfield
Anne Coglianese
Joe Coglianese
Suzanne Diamond
Dagmar Dolby
Ivana Ferreira
Patricia Flint
Ellen Griffin
Cherrie Harden
Gary Harden
Jane Hartley
Julie Jospe
Martha Kropf
Doris Linnenbach
Susan Lynn
Mary Ann Walker
Katherine Webb
Gail Whelan
Kay Woods
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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