Welcome - from Rob Peterson, Head of School

It is my great honor to serve as Head of The Oakwood School. Oakwood is a non-sectarian, independent, college preparatory school with a vibrant community. The school provides a challenging academic program, rich music to rich performing and visual arts offerings, competitive athletics, and a great many extracurricular and service learning opportunities. We believe in the inherent worth and potential of every person, and we believe that people are most satisfied when they are doing their part to make the world a better place. Great emphasis is placed in all divisions on developing successful and well-rounded children and on developing their understanding of how they relate to and impact society. Indeed our founding vision as declared in our mission statement makes this abundantly clear: The Oakwood School seeks to instill in its students the strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.

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Board of Trustees

The Oakwood Board of Trustees strives to be a diverse entity comprised of individuals who work at being a team and bring to it a variety of different perspectives, balance of skills, and broad thinking. If you or others are interested in being involved with the Board, please consider serving on a Board committee and otherwise submit names of parents and/or non-parents to any Board member listed below or to the Committee on Trustees. To find out more, visit our document on the Board of Trustees Election Process.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees


Randy Fry, President
Patricia Rawls, Treasurer
Ira Adler
Jason Barnett
Faye Bordeaux
Chris Dyba
Laura Hanley Davis
Joy Karriker
Linda Kuhn
David Lamb
Karsin Landis
Ogi Obi
Kim Sayers
Kelli Smith
Jim Whitehurst
Xiaoming Zeng
Rob Peterson, Head of School (ex officio)
Eileen Van Houten, Past President (ex officio)