About Us

Head of School

David Frankenberg was appointed Head of School in 2016. Originally from Argentina after being born in the Netherlands, David attended high school in Hong Kong before coming to the U.S. to attend Wesleyan University.

After a few years working in finance, David began his teaching and administrative career in Argentina. David has nearly two decades of experience in independent schools internationally and in the U.S. He holds a masters degree in educational leadership from Harvard University.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a group of dedicated volunteers who are the guardians of Drew’s mission. Board members fulfill a fiduciary responsibility to each Drew student as they engage in a process of intellectual to discover to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.

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  • Jennifer P. Segal, Chair

    Jen recently retired from her position as an upper school math teacher at Adda Clevenger School in San Francisco. Adda Clevenger’s focus on the performing arts combined with strong academics is unique among independent Bay Area middle schools. For 10+ years, Jen worked to promote and expand the school’s reputation in the community, helped manage and put on quality stage productions, and developed curricula that inspired her students to love math. Jen is married to Andy and their son Jack is a sophomore at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, while Ana is starting her junior year at Drew. Jen graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Economics in 1985, and subsequently earned an MAI (Member, Appraisal Institute) designation while working in New York and Boston. She previously served on the Board of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in San Francisco. She is a principal in Liberty Hill Real Estate Group, which owns and manages quality residential properties in San Francisco.

    Jen says the most rewarding aspect of serving as a Drew School Trustee is the chance to contribute her ideas in a shared effort to help guide this remarkable institution toward a solid, successful future. As incoming Board Chair in her second three-year term on the Board of Trustees, Jen values the chance to work for the long-term success of Drew. She previously supported both the recent rebranding and the Head Search that brought David Frankenberg to the school. These next years should be an exciting time for Drew!
  • Xochi Birch

    Xochi Birch started developing consumer internet sites with her husband Michael in 1999 while living in London. She moved back to California with her husband and continued to build a number of community sites.

    She is involved in two major projects, The Battery and a non-profit Battery Powered.

    Xochi has served on the board of WildAid and Presidio Hill School.
  • Diane Cassil

    Born and raised in Northern California, Diane has worked in the Property Management field.  She and her husband Rob have renovated and developed several thousand apartment units in the San Francisco Bay Area with their real estate company, Hawthorne/Stone Real Estate Investments, which continues to be very active in San Francisco real estate development. Diane says that she derives a lot of pleasure being actively involved in many capacities in their children’s schools.  She has volunteered in many capacities at the Reed Union School District, Marin Academy, Ring Mountain School and Drew PGA Boards over the past 25 years.  Diane and Rob are avid Golden State Warrior fans and love to fly their plane on many adventures.  Other passions include traveling and learning about the many cultures of the world, and every week, for the last 20 years, leading a large group of women hiking the many trails of Marin.
  • Dodie Crawford

  • Jenn Guittard

    Jenn is a clinical psychologist who was in private practice in San Francisco, CA for more than 12 years. In addition, she was a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco for more than 15 years.

    Jenn completed her postdoctoral training at UCSF and her research focused on identifying the psychological qualities associated with resiliency as well as helping to highlight some previously unacknowledged risks that can accompany high functioning survivors.

    Most recently, Jenn has shifted her professional focus to consulting. She currently works with parents of LO and ADD children to identify, develop, and implement organizational strategies aimed at increasing self-esteem and scholastic competence. Jenn has also been a long-term Board Member of Guittard Chocolate Company.

    Jenn is a fifth-generation San Franciscan and is passionate about the value gained in raising children in the diverse vibrant tolerant community we call home. Jenn is married to Tim and together they are raising three children. The oldest two, son Jack '18 and daughter Jae '20 are members of the Drew community. Watching their children navigate adolescence, Jenn is reminded regularly of the positive impact Drew has had on their children. Their third child Gabriel is 11 years old adopted from Guatemala, and has added diversity, energy, and youth to their now biracial family. She is looking forward to continuing to support all aspects of Drew as a Board Member.
  • Dan Henkle

    Dan Henkle served in a variety of roles for 25 years at Gap Inc. His last position was President, Gap Foundation, and SVP of Global Sustainability. In these roles, he was responsible for overseeing the Gap Foundation's global community investments and leading the company's Global Sustainability practice -- encompassing vendor monitoring and capability building, environmental sustainability, global stakeholder partnerships and sustainable innovation. He is a recognized and respected leader in international labor standards.

    Dan also has deep expertise in Human Resources and served as SVP of Global Human Resources at Gap for seven years. Dan currently serves as Chair of the Board for Social Accountability International based in NY, which has programs advancing the rights of workers around the world.

    Dan is a native of Wisconsin, graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Accounting and Business Management, and earned his MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior at the University of California, Haas School of Business, in Berkeley.
    His daughter Katherine is in the class of 2020 at Drew, and he also has a son in 8th grade at Live Oak School in the city.
  • Tracy Kirkham

    Tracy Kirkham is a lawyer specializing in business litigation, with an emphasis on complex multi-party cases and class actions.  She and her husband Josef Cooper are partners in the San Francisco firm Cooper & Kirkham, P.C.
     
    Tracy began her commitment to independent school education when her eldest daughter started preschool in 1994.  Tracy's daughter Greet graduated from Drew in 2016.
  • Jackie Little

    Jackie has a background in Textile Design, and owned and operated a fabric company for 15 years. She has served for many years on the Board of the Bernice Barbour Foundation, a private Foundation which supports the health and welfare of companion animals and wildlife in the United States, and is on the Philanthropy Council of School Year Abroad.

    Jackie and her husband, Henry Turmon, have a son, Will Turmon, who graduated from Drew in 2015, and is now a Digital Arts major within the Dodge School at Chapman University. Their daughter, Megan Turmon, graduated from Branson School, and will be attending Colgate University in the Fall of 2017.

    During her son's time at Drew, Jackie loved helping with admission events and the opportunity to speak with prospective parents about what a wonderful and supportive learning environment Drew is. She looks forward to continuing to support Drew as a Board member.
  • John Magee

    John Magee taught science and math at Drew from 1989 to 2013.  During his 24 years of teaching, he also spent nine years in administration as the Dean of Students and Assistant to the Head.  Some of his contributions include service as Faculty Representative on the Board of Trustees from 1990 – 1991; writing the Student Handbook, Parent Handbook and Faculty Handbook; serving on the Long-Range Planning Committee; developing the Integrated Science curriculum for freshmen; starting programs in outdoor education and music; starting and advising the Gay-Straight Alliance; serving on the Admissions Committee and working with the drama program to design and build sets for school plays.  
     
    Prior to joining Drew, John practiced law in San Francisco until he discovered his true vocation in teaching.  He has a B.S. degree from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from Boalt Hall School of Law. 
     
    In 2010 John took a semester’s leave of absence to travel to Kenya and Tanzania to study Swahili and to do volunteer teaching.  He was introduced to a village secondary school, Tumona Secondary School.  Since then he has returned to Tanzania each year to work with Tumona and to lead workshops for chemistry teachers from about 25 village schools.  He has helped to raise money to sponsor students’ school fees, to build a new science classroom, to remodel a computer room, and to supply the school with laptops and internet access.  He has co-led three Drew student groups to Tanzania, two of which also did volunteer work at Tumona.  
     
    John retired from Drew in 2013 and now lives on San Juan Island in Washington.
  • Cristina Ortega Morris

    Cristina has a law degree, worked as a law clerk for a U.S. Magistrate, practiced law in San Francisco, and was an adjunct professor at University of San Francisco Law School and Hastings Law School. 

    She has volunteered in many schools, including Thomas’s London Day School, Marymount School NYC, Convent of the Sacred Heart, University High School and San Francisco Ballet School. 

    At Drew, she was the PGA volunteer coordinator, auction committee member, library volunteer, faculty lunch co-chair, and a member of the Head of School search committee as well as the transition team for the new Head of School. 

    She has served on the NY Central Park Conservancy, City Ballet School Foundation Board, the San Francisco Fine Arts Auxiliary, and has tutored students at Mission Dolores Academy. Her greatest achievement is raising her four children: Bremner, graduate of UHS and Claremont McKenna College, who works in tech in San Francisco; Anamaria, graduate of 
    UHSthe School of Visual Arts NYC, and Parson’s School of Design, and who is an art teacher and book cover designer; Sonia, graduate of Convent High School and UC Davis, who works at a non-profit conservation entity and the San Francisco Farmers Market, and Leah, Drew ’14, who attends Loyola Marymount University. 

    Cristina is married to Robert Morris, who has had a long career in financial services. She enjoys yoga, bike riding, deep water aerobics, gardening and taking care of the family’s Border Terrier. Cristina’s experience with Drew as a parent and volunteer has demonstrated to her that it is a gem of a school. She appreciates the opportunity to serve on its Board of Trustees and being able to continue her involvement with the terrific Drew community.
  • Gregory T. Stern

    Greg is CEO and a founding partner of Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, an advertising agency based in Sausalito. One of the largest independent agencies in the west, BSSP has provided creative and strategic solutions to a range of clients including MINI Cooper, Priceline, Nature Made, El Pollo Loco, Greyhound, and others in the areas of advertising, digital marketing, media planning and buying, brand identity and graphic design. Greg served three terms as a trustee of SFJAZZ, is currently co-chair of the 4As (ad industry trade group) and spent six years on the board of Marin Horizon School. His daughter Eva is in the class of '21 at Drew, and his daughter Lily graduated with the Drew class of '17. Greg's wife Catherine is the co-founder of the non-profit, Project Grace (project-grace.org)
     
    Greg says the most rewarding aspect of serving as a Drew School Trustee is liking and respecting the school more deeply as he gets to know it better.
  • Karena Zakhour-Bacciocco, Secretary

    Karena is President of AP Tech, a manufacturing company located in Napa, which is a subsidiary of SMC. AP Tech manufactures high purity components for the semiconductor industry. Karena is married to Jeff Bacciocco and they have a son and a daughter (Drew '15 and '12). Kyle attends Elon University in North Carolina and Alexis has graduated and is working and living in San Francisco with other Drew alums.  Karena has previously served on the board of Mark Day School in San Rafael and the Napa Valley College Foundation and currently serves on the board for AP Tech and Westshore Technologies.
     
    Karena says the most rewarding aspect of serving as a Drew School Trustee is working together with an incredibly talented group of people that share the common goal of doing what is truly in the best interest of the school and its community.

Parent/Guardian Association

The Drew Parent/Guardian Association (P/GA) builds a strong and connected school community through encouraging volunteerism, providing a forum for information exchange, and promoting a culture of philanthropy.

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