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
Lee Blakely, Chair
Currently: Founder and President of Reliable Penguin (managed web hosting)
Formerly: Founder of I-Silver (Internet hosting and content filter for schools), Founder of WebServ (first web hosting company in Charlotte, NC)
Attended University of North Carolina Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College
Resides in Davidson with wife Shannon and daughter Lily (Woodlawn '24
Shannon and Lee are the lead organizers of STEAMfest, the largest science and arts festival in the region.
Trey Wills, Vice Chair
Currently: VP, Power Generation at WorleyParsons
Formerly: VP at Fluor Corp.
Trey resides in Davidson with wife Ann and son Al '20. Their daughter Maisie '14 (Rhode Island School of Design '18), resides in Philadelphia.
Dwayne Bowman, Secretary
Currently: Founder, Woodlawn School (2002)
Formerly: Director of Technology, Amazon.com (Seattle)
Positions at Corbis Corp., Apple, Knight-Ridder
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. Their son, Sawyer '11 (Bowdoin '15), resides in San Francisco. Their daughter, Sydney '14 (Occidental '18), also resides in San Francisco.
Ray Jacobson, Treasurer
Currently: 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.
Currently: 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 (University of Georgia '22), Piper, and Madison.
Lindsey Edmondson brings more than a decade's worth of experience in communications to the Woodlawn Board, having held positions at global public relations agency GCI Group (now Cohn & Wolfe), and serving as director of public relations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America's national headquarters in Atlanta. Lindsey is also a certified medical technologist with experience in transfusion medicine. Currently, Lindsey serves as a docent at the Mint Museum and in a variety of other volunteer roles.
B.S., Clinical Laboratory Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
Resides in Huntersville with husband Russ and son Braden, '27
Currently: Operating Partner, Summit Park
Formerly: 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 (Elon '23) and Mary.
Equity 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.
Arch McIntosh retired from Charlotte Latin School in 2019 following a 43 year career in education. After three years as a college basketball coach, Arch spent the next 40 years serving in four independent schools, 32 of these years as Head of School. Upon his retirement at Charlotte Latin, he was named Headmaster Emeritus. Arch received his B.A. degree in journalism and English from Marshall University and his M.Ed degree from The University of South Alabama. He was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College in 1992. He currently does consulting work for school heads and independent and charter schools and is an executive coach.
Arch and his wife, Jennifer, live in Matthews and have three grown children.
Currently: 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.
Formerly: 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 (Princeton '16).
Bob Shirley, Emeritus
Ph.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.