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Board of Trustees

Board Positions for 2020

President: Kay Coskey (Term expires Dec. 2020)

Vice President: Elizabeth Kendall (Term expires Dec. 2020)

Clerk: Davina Drabkin (Term expires Dec. 2020)

Trustee: Florence Wong (Term expires Dec. 2022)

Trustee: Kate Reed (Term expires Dec. 2022)

Kay Coskey


Kay Coskey joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 after being an active member of the Burlingame School Community for over ten years. During this time, she served as the President of the Board of Directors at Palcare Preschool, Franklin Elementary School's PTA President, Parliamentarian and Book Club Chair, Carnival, Hospitality, and Walk-a-Thon Co-Chair, Room Parent, and School Site Council Representative. Kay was a recipient of Franklin's Honorary Service Award. She also chaired a position on the district's Strategic Plan committee. Kay has supported the BIS Spring Fling, Walk-a-Thon, and numerous BIS teacher luncheons. Additionally,  Kay served on the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Board and co-chaired the Dinner Dance. Kay is a strong supporter of BCE, and believes every child in our school district benefits greatly from our school foundation. Fun fact: Kay participated in the Alcatraz Swim, a BCE Auction item!

Kay earned a Bachelors in Science in Nursing from Wilkes University and her Masters in Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner credential from Samuel Merritt University.  She enjoyed working in several hospital Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units in southern and northern CA. She currently works with Mission Hospice, a local independent, nonprofit that provides compassionate end-of-life care. She completed the Masters in Governance Program through the California School Boards Association. 

Kay resides in Burlingame with her husband and their two children.  During her free time, Kay enjoys reading, playing tennis, traveling, or walking her dog.

Davina Drabkin


Davina Drabkin joined the board of trustees in 2009. She and her husband have three children and Davina has been an active parent volunteer in Burlingame schools. She has served on the District's Strategic Planning Committee, was involved in launching the district's Spanish-English dual immersion program, volunteered for many years as a parent yard supervisor and at numerous school events. Davina and her husband are ardent supporters of BCE, the District's foundation.

Davina earned a BA in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She studied abroad in both Russia and Guatemala.  After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, she served as John Gardner Fellow in Public Service before working for a medical device consulting firm and then for Kaiser Permanente. Davina is an Associate Director for Online Executive Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) where she is responsible for developing and launching an online product suite. Prior to her current position, she developed business cases for the GSB and was a pioneer in reinventing the business case.

Providing all Burlingame students with a rigorous and well-rounded education in an encouraging environment is a top priority for Davina.  She has completed the Masters in Governance Program through the California School Boards Association and serves as a delegate for Region 5B.  She is a strong voice for equity and inclusion and one of her favorite activities as a board member is visiting schools.  Davina enjoys walking her two dogs, finding time to play, and practicing Tae Kwon Do.  

Kate Reed

Kate Reed

Kate joined the BSD board in 2019.  She and her husband have 3 children currently enrolled in the Burlingame School District.

Kate grew up in Northwest Indiana, where her dad was a fire-chief and her mom was a public school teacher for 35 years.  She taught special education at various levels for 20 years then transitioned to 4th grade and took on the role as president of the Indiana State Teachers Association. 

After graduating from Indiana University with degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Sociology, Kate relocated to the Bay Area and worked for Gap Inc. where she held various positions in International Sourcing, Production, and Supply Chain at Old Navy for almost 20 years.

Since "retiring" from Gap Inc., Kate has held various roles within the Roosevelt PTA, including secretary, historian, numerous site committees and also as the Chili Cook-Off Chair for 3 years.  Additionally, she has been an active member of the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation- First as the Annual Gala Event Chair for 2 years then 2 years on the BCE Board as the VP of Events. 

Outside of BSD, Kate is a dedicated Hockey Mom with both boys playing for the Jr. Sharks (and eventually her daughter, too).  She loves spending time with family, friends, cooking, and volunteering with local nonprofits to help plan their fundraising events.

Elizabeth Kendall

Elizabeth Kendall


Elizabeth Kendall joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She and her husband have three children in Burlingame School District. Elizabeth has served as a District Science Committee member, BCE Dinner Dance Raffle chair, PTA Vice President of New Families and Parliamentarian, yard duty coordinator, STEM fair judge, web communications administrator, and is a six-time room parent.

Elizabeth works as a research scientist studying the upper atmosphere where Earth is tightly coupled to solar activity. She received her BS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University and both her MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Elizabeth has enjoyed exploring diverse geophysical topics such as lightning, aurora and airglow. She is excited to work with the district to provide Burlingame students a high-quality STEAM education.

Elizabeth is committed to community engagement and her top priority is working with the district to communicate BSD priorities, goals and actions. In her downtime, Elizabeth enjoys board games with her family, weekends at the beach, Mothers' Nights Out, and being a bookworm.


Florence Wong

florence wong

Florence is currently serving her 2nd term on Burlingame Elementary School District’s Board of Trustees. During her first term, she helped craft the district’s Mental Health Policy (BP/AR 5031), which is the first for any school district in California. She hopes for more opportunities to create meaningful policies that will positively impact students’ lives during her 2nd term.

Florence is a licensed clinical psychologist and has lived in Burlingame since 2003. She has an 8th-grade daughter at BIS and an older daughter in high school. Due to her older daughter’s developmental disability, Florence has been a strong supporter of organizations that serve the disability community. She was Chair of BSD’s Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) for almost 4 years. Currently, she is a commissioner for San Mateo County’s Commission on Disabilities.

Florence and her husband have proudly supported Burlingame Community for Education foundation (BCE) for many years. She served in two roles on BCE’s Board, first as a Roosevelt Site Representative and then as VP of Scholars Circle. For fun, Florence enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing piano in a pop cover band, and volunteering for American Red Cross's casework and disaster mental health teams.

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