Board of Trustees
The responsibilities of Woodlawn School's Board of Trustees include: affirming and upholding the Mission of the School, establishing school policies, selecting the Head of School, approving campaign goals for annual giving and special capital campaigns; and approving the annual budget.
Members of Woodlawn's Board of Trustees are elected by their peers at an annual meeting. Members are elected to serve four-year terms and may serve two successive terms. Volunteers fill all board positions. Trustees are carefully selected based on demonstrated service to the school and clear commitment to Woodlawn's goals and philosophies. The Board is composed of current Woodlawn parents, Woodlawn alumni parents, and community members who are not Woodlawn parents
Cobb AtkinsonSince 2010, Head of School at Westchester Country Day School in High Point, NC
Formerly Head of School at Valwood School in Valdosta, GA
M.A. in Education Leadership from Columbia University
M.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College
M.Ed. in Education from Harvard University
B.A. in English and Philosophy from Emory University
Resides in High Point with wife Raegan and their two children.
Rob BeriniCurrently: Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting Board Member at Opera Carolina Formerly: Director at Cisco Systems; Principal at IBM B.A. in Political Science from UNC Charlotte Resides in Davidson with wife Jodee and children Tripp '18, Piper '25, and Madison.
Dwayne Bowman, ChairCurrently: Founder, Woodlawn School (2002) Formerly: Director of Technology, Amazon.com (Seattle) Positions at Corbis Corp., Knight-Ridder, and Apple Computer M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech B.S. in Chemistry and Math/Computer Science from Furman Univ. (Phi Beta Kappa) Resides in Cornelius with wife Karen and daughter Sydney '14 (Occidental '18). Their son, Sawyer '11 (Bowdoin '15), resides in San Francisco.
Jim Folds, Vice ChairCurrently: Executive Vice President, NTT Data Consulting, Inc., Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group
M.B.A. Business Management, Queens University Charlotte
B.A. Political Science and French, Sewanee - The University of the South
Resides in Davidson with wife Mary Kim and children James '19 and Mary '22.
Ray Jacobson, TreasurerCurrently: Chief Investment Officer at Davidson College Formerly: VP of Investments at Golden LEAF Foundation; Investment Manager at Duke University M.B.A. from Duke University M.S. in Physics from Clemson University B.A. in Physics from Rutgers University Resides in Davidson with wife Miriam and children Jesse '20, Ginger '21, Adina '23, and Russell '26.
Kurt LindquistEquity Partner at Womble Carlyle in Charlotte
J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law
B.A. in Economics from Duke University
Resides in Davidson with wife Sherry and children Axel, Campbell, and Declan.
Rajal Patel, SecretaryCurrently: Physician Advisor at Executive Health Resources M.D. and M.P.H. from University of Michigan Resides in Mooresville. Her son, Terin '11 (Yale '15), resides in San Francisco.
Lynette RinkerFormerly: Mayor of Cornelius, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, Charlotte
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina
Lynette and her husband Mark have three grown children, one of whom is daughter Tori '12.
Bob ShirleyPh.D. in Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
M.A. in English, Wake Forest University
B.A. in English, Furman University
Woodlawn School Interim Head 2014-2016.
Bob served as Head of School at Heathwood Hall Episcopal (Columbia, SC) for 22 years, and at Charleston (SC) Collegiate School for 6 years. He and his wife Thrace have two daughters and five grandchildren.