Board of Trustees

Burroughs is governed by a board of trustees which manages the school’s finances and facilities, oversees the policies and general direction of the school and identifies areas for consideration and possible action.

The John Burroughs School Board of Trustees consists of current parents and alumni. The presidents of the Parents Council and Alumni Association, as well as the chair of the Investment Committee, automatically serve as ex officio members.

The Board's main duties are to protect the overall mission and philosophy of the school, to support the head of school to implement this mission, to ensure the long-term financial stability of the school and to set the policies within which it functions.

Trustees meet as a whole six times a year. During those meetings, the trustees are briefed on the status of key school issues—from the school budget to the outlook for admission to the status of college applications. They are kept abreast of student and faculty developments, achievements and concerns. Faculty presentations, drawing from all aspects of school life, are a common agenda item.

The Board uses a committee structure. Subject to full Board approval, the Board president and head of school assign all trustees to a minimum of two committees and propose an agenda for each committee. Some committees invite non-board members, including faculty, to serve. Current committees are Building & Grounds, Development, Diversity & Education, Executive, Finance, Investment and Tuition Aid.

One of the distinguishing strengths of Burroughs is that many of the trustees have children enrolled in the school. Through day-to-day contact with their children and their children's friends and regular exchanges with faculty members, they have an excellent means for hearing the concerns of the students and faculty, which help guide their deliberations and actions on behalf of the school.

2022-23 Board of Trustees

Back row (from left): Linda Roby, David Lemkemeier '88, Mark Schnuck '74 (Board President), Nancy Reynolds, Sabrine Rhodes, Haliday Douglas '01, Steven Busch '95, Bobby Dunn '94.

Front row (from left): Gonzalo Fernandez, Geoff Ratliff '95, Jessica Musgrave Shuff '92 (ex officio), Kerrigan Kaplan, Kirsten Dietrich, Avani Nayak, Eriko Pope, and Alison Todorovich Sheehan '90.

Not pictured: Barry Albrecht '96, Julie Mitchell Baur '90 (ex officio), Jim Edwards '90, Carol Putzel Lister '85, Terry Riley Patton '77 (ex officio), Ted Samuels '73, and Kelly Cornwell Steinkamp '87.

 2022-2023 Board of Trustees

President Mark Schnuck '74
President Elect /
1st Vice President
Kerrigan Kaplan
2nd Vice President Ted Samuels '73
Treasurer Gonzalo Fernandez
Secretary Eriko Pope
Barry Albrecht '96 Steven Busch '95
Haliday Douglas '01 Bobby Dunn '94
Jim Edwards '90 John Inazu
David Kaslow David Lemkemeier '88
Carol Lister '85 Sheyda Namazie-Kummer
Avani Nayak Geoff Ratliff '95
Nancy Reynolds Sabrine Rhodes
Linda Roby Alison Sheehan '90
Kelly Steinkamp '87  
 Ken Lester, ex officio
Terry Riley Patton '77, ex officio
Jessica Shuff '92, ex officio
Julie Baur, ex officio, Development Committee Chair