Grandparent Council

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We look forward to seeing you this year!

As grandparents, you are a vital part of the Burke’s community.

The Burke’s Grandparents’ Council was formed in 2015 to provide a vehicle for grandparents to become more involved with their granddaughters’ school, and support Burke’s mission through active engagement and participation in the school community. 

The Council consists of an inclusive group that welcomes any interested grandparent or special friend. It offers members the opportunity to meet a couple of times each year with the Head of School and learn firsthand about the experiences of your grandchildren as part of the Burke’s family. One of the founding objectives of the council is to promote all the wonderful ways grandparents can be involved in life at Burke’s.

List of 3 items.

  • Grandparent Newsletter

    Burke's sends out a Grandparent Newsletter twice a year. If you have a grandchild at Burke's and would like to be added to the distribution list, please email Mikaela Martinez, Family Relations and Event Manager.
  • Guest Speaker Volunteers

    Do you have a unique background that might lend itself to a particular area of study? Do you have a contact that could be a potential speaker at the school? We frequently host guest speakers at assemblies and in classrooms, and most of these speakers come through a connection from one of the members of our Burke’s community. 
  • Library and Lunchroom Volunteers

    There are daily opportunities to volunteer on campus in the library and lunchroom!  To learn more, or to become a member of the Grandparents' Council, please reach out to Yukiko Meadows, Director of Advancement.

Grandparent Council Members

Cherrie and Gary Harden, Co-Chair
Stefania Jha, Co-Chair

(Updated Sept 2022)
Ashok Aggarwal
Thomas Allen
Carol and Jim Babcock
Victoria Barkan
Susan Boeing
Rosemary Booth
Sylvia Bunshoft
Philipa Caldwell
Barbara Callander
Irani Chirivas
Anne and Joe Coglianese
Suzy Diamond
Sandy Feldman
Doris Fisher '49
Mary and William Fisher
Vicki Fleishhacker '60
Trish Flint
Barbara Freeman
Helen Galvin
Susan Gantner
Patricia Green
Ellen Griffin
Pam and Alan Jarrett
Stephen Jasik
Julie Jospe
Neelie Kroes
Kimberlee and Mark Krouse
Julian and Julie Landau
Connie Large
Carol Lindstrom
Doris Linnenbach
Susan Lynn
Mary Ann Margaretten
Bobbie McClanahan
Bailey Meyer
Jacki and Steve Nelson
Christina Norman
Anneliese and Michael Ohler
Heidi Perez
Tom Perkins
Mary Robertson
Maggie Rothschild
Helen Schwab
Kathleen Scollin
Nancy and Rocky Scott
Judy Sheldon
Barbara Sklar
Linda Wagner Smith '56
John Stegeman
Carol Stone Glick
Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson
Mindy and Bob Torbin
Bonnie and Terrell Trexler
Kathleen Van Boven
Katie Webb
Gail Whelan
Dede Wilsey
Peg and Jack Wyant
Jan Yanehiro
Cynthia and 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.
Burke's admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.