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Board of Trustees

The Portledge Board of Trustees is a vital part of our community, with a primary focus on the long-term success of our school.

EXPLORE our Community

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

I am privileged to serve as Board Chair of Portledge School. For those who don’t know me, my wife and three children have been part of the Portledge community for 10 years. Our oldest daughter graduated last year with the Class of 2023 and is officially an alumna of this great institution that helped her be the best she can be. We can confidently state that our son, who is in the Upper School, and our youngest daughter, who is in the Lower School, are on the same trajectory. 

This is my seventh year on the board, and, like each year, there are lofty goals. I am optimistic about what the new year holds with this community that is known to continually rally together to make improvements. To that end, when you return, you will see some changes on campus. The campus quad between the Wellington gym and Upper school has been enhanced through a generous donation to create a more vibrant and functional quad for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, the Athletic and Wellness Center is well underway! Stay tuned for future updates.  

As with prior years, we’re excited to welcome new faculty, staff, and four new members to the Board of Trustees. I’m so grateful and humbled to all the dedicated people who continue to make Portledge a truly special place and practice the Portledge Pillars of Kindness, Purpose, Honor, and Respect.

We will certainly miss the Class of 2023 as they transition to the next phase of life, but we also welcome and look forward to the Class of 2024 and all the new students and families coming to Portledge for the first time.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer, and I look forward to seeing everyone on campus!
Don Wilson
President, Board of Trustees 
Grace ’23, Tyler ’26, and Mia ’32

Board of Trustees 2023-2024

Executive Committee
Don Wilson President
Shawnée Warfield Vice-President
David Schamis Vice-President
Joel Friedman Treasurer
Donna Burke  Secretary

Board Members
Lindsey Barnett
Scott Burman
Peter Guo
Yong Lee
Amy Littman
Teddy Lynn
Dr. Luis Marcos
Dr. Kevin Mercier
Katie Rotolo
Harry Taylor '92
Stephen Strauss

Honorary Board Member
Claude Bahnik '90
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