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MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy has two new trustees on its board.

Heidi Lynn, a BBA parent, and Charity Clark, an alumna who graduated in 1993, were appointed to the Burr and Burton Academy Board of Trustees recently.

“We are delighted to welcome these two incredible individuals to our board,” said Headmaster Mark Tashjian. “Their insight, experience and dedication to community will deepen our collective commitment to providing opportunity and education for all.”

Lynn has long been a fixture in the BBA community as a parent, friend and devoted volunteer for local nonprofit Grateful Hearts, which strives to end food insecurity in the Northshire. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Rowland Foundation, which provides fellowships to Vermont secondary school teachers to invest in school culture and leadership.

“It is an honor to be serving on the Board of Trustees of this exceptional school,” Lynn said. “I am proud of our school and look forward to being a part of the BBA community for many years to come.”

Lynn and her husband, Mike, live in Dorset. Her two sons, Carter and Myles Rawson, graduated from Burr and Burton in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

After graduating from Burr and Burton in 1993, Clark received her degrees in English and political science from the University of Vermont and her juris doctorate from Boston College Law School. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a policy analyst in the Office of Gov. Howard Dean. Since 2014, Clark has served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and, since 2018, as Chief of Staff. She is a Justice of the Peace and serves on the board of trustees of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library and the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington. She lives in Williston with her daughter.

Clark is excited to engage with the community she grew up in.

“As a Burr and Burton alumna, I am particularly honored to be taking on the role of board trustee,” Clark said. “Burr and Burton set me and my classmates on paths to fulfilling lives, and I am happy to have this opportunity to show my gratitude with board service. I am proud to be the product of Burr and Burton and of the incredibly supportive community where it resides.”

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