Board of Trustees
Woodlawn's Board of Trustees was established in 2002 and expanded in 2008. The role of the Board is to develop the long-term strategy for the school, as well as help define its values and operating principles. The board works closely with the Head of School, who manages the day-to-day operations of Woodlawn.
Currently: Attorney with Robinson, Bradshaw, and Hinson in Charlotte
A.B. from Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa)
Resides in Davidson with wife M.C. and son Joe. Son Allain, Jr. is a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and daughter Eloise is a student at Williams College.
Currently: Assistant Manager, Town of Davidson (since 1999)
Formerly: Founding Partner, The Lawrence Group Architects, Davidson Office
NC Asst. Town Manager of the Year, 2011
Resides in Davidson with husband Jim Bartl and son Neal '12 (Sewanee '16).
Greg Bridgeford, Chair
Currently: Chief Customer Officer at Lowe’s Cos.
Formerly: Various executive positions at Lowe’s (since 1982)
B.A. in Psychology from University of Virginia
Board Member of Lowe’s YMCA in Mooresville
Board Member of Babcock Graduate School, Wake Forest University
Resides in Davidson with wife Gina and sons Jack and Finn '18.
Currently: Executive VP of Client Relations for Conner Partners
Formerly: Chairman, Board of Directors of Lowe's YMCA
Resides in Mooresville with wife Marsha.
Currently: SVP of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness at Lowe’s Cos.
Formerly: Leadership roles at Microsoft, KLA-Tencor, GE
B.S. from University of Louisiana
Serves on advisory boards of Lowe's YMCA, Chief Learning Officer Magazine and International Society of Performance Improvement.
Resides in Mooresville with his wife and three children.
Currently: Professor of Spanish at Davidson College
Formerly: Chairperson of Davidson College Spanish Department
2006 Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award, Davidson College
1997 ODK Outstanding Teaching Award, Davidson College
1995 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, Davidson College
Resides in Davidson with husband Luis Peña, son Gabriel and daughter Paula.
Currently: Founder, Woodlawn School (2002)
Formerly: Director of Technology, Amazon.com (Seattle)
Positions at Corbis Corp., Knight-Ridder, and Apple Computer
B.S. in Chemistry and Math/Computer Science from Furman Univ. (Phi Beta Kappa)
Resides in Cornelius with wife Karen, son Sawyer '11 (Bowdoin College '15) and daughter Sydney '14.
Currently: Head of School, Woodlawn School (2013)
Formerly: Head of School, Chiaravalle Montessori School (Chicago)
Head of School, Virginia Beach Friends School
B.A. in Social Sciences from Trinity College
Resides in Mooresville.
Marcus H. Rafiee
Currently: Director of Finance, Woodlawn School
Formerly: Consulting Actuary, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Principal, Towers Perrin (Boston)
B.A. in Mathematics/Physics from Northwestern University (Phi Beta Kappa)
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
Former Board Member of McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
Board Member of Children’s Theater of Charlotte
Council Member of St. James Lutheran Church
Resides in Huntersville with wife Jill, son Joss '23 and daughter Tessa.